Passion – the key to motivation

I cannot remember what motivation book I read it in ( I have read many many of them), but it basically said that we are not motivated by logic but by emotions. And, if we want big accomplishments, we need to find an emotional reason to drive us and not a logical one. I remember trying to use this principle to help me get good grades in college. It is logical to work hard to get good grades, but this does not inspire one to action. I motivated myself by telling myself that I wanted to be the best. I wanted to beat everyone in my class and show them that I was the best. Did it work? – it did!
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We need exams

I think most of us would like to think that it would be a better world without exams, and yet we all know they are necessary and good. So, what do I mean by exams? I guess I could say performance or recital or final or test or deadline or competition or game or goal. We need to have things in our life that point us towards a milestone or particular point. Without these exams, we seem to lack the urgency to get something done. We tend to drag things on and not quite get to the point of completion. With a pending exam date, we push ourselves or are pushed towards something. We know there is a point where we have to show what we know or can do.

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