The reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way.
Synonyms: motive, motivating force, incentive, stimulus, stimulation, inspiration, inducement, incitement, spur
Sentence: "his motivation was financial"
The general desire or willingness of someone to do something.
Synonyms: enthusiasm, drive, ambition, initiative, determination, enterprise, get-up-and-go
I believe motivation to be the general desire or willingness of someone to achieve something “GREAT”. That could be financially, spiritually, physically or any number of ways, but deep down you need to stay motivated. It’s the difference between waking up before dawn to get that morning run in or slumming it around the house. It’s the difference between staying at the office till dark to finish that project or cutting out early. I was always told that great things come to those who work hard. Remember motivation is the ultimate key but never forget the journey, because that is what life it about. So figure out what you want, power through the pain period, and start being who you want to be.
What is your motivation?