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Can You Give Someone Motivation, or Do They Need to be Self-Motivated?

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Motivation is the driving force that causes the change from desire to actually putting forth an effort to achieve in life. Living in today’s society we all need that one person to talk to that will give us that extra push or give us the push that we never had to begin with. Often times, we find ourselves not knowing what to do next and need help at least getting pointed in the right direction. We struggle with the most cantankerous form of feeling which is doubt. No one is exempt from this feeling whatsoever including myself. No one is perfect. Even though I am a Professional Motivational Speaker, an American Motivational Speaker, an inspiring Speaker, and a Leadership Speaker, I too have had my share of doubt and have lacked self-motivation. I know you are wondering how can a person who is a professional motivational speaker experience doubt and a lack of self-motivation, and I am here to tell you I am human and once again no one is perfect. There are people who seem to have it all visibly on the outside, but turn out to be someone totally different on the inside.  Even the most motivated had to be motivated to get to where they are.

Motivation is definitely given, even to those who have the most motivation.  Regardless of wealth, class, gender, ethnicity, religion we all need motivation.  To get a person going that lacks self-motivation is to say something that is memorable. Most motivational speakers usually are successful because they get it. Majority of the speakers that speaks on motivation, have been through something whether it was a tragic event, a life changing event, or an aha! moment, it helped them to become motivated. Motivation is an inner drive that triggers an urge to act. As motivational speakers we are looked upon as leaders, some of us possess the ability to help individuals become self-motivated, it all depends on the strength of the message the speaker conveys and how it is received by those that lack self-motivation, which is why you can definitely give someone motivation.

A motivational speaker can make a difference if they say something people will never forget. It is important for every speaker and leader to leave a mark. We must leave our mark with everyone. To those who desperately want to be motivated, to those who are not seeking to be motivated, and those who are highly motivated; an extra word of encouragement and motivation never hurt anyone. So in all, yes you can give someone motivation, which will ultimately lead to that person developing self-motivation or helping to increase their self-motivation.


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