Monday, July 29, 2013
Inspiration vs Motivation
There is a subtle but important distinction between inspiration and motivation for me. I prefer to work from an inspired place, rather than a motivated place. Inspiration beckons, while motivation pushes. Inspiration says "Do this and you'll feel great!" while motivation says "You better do this...or you'll feel awful!"Inspiration pulls, motivation pushes.
You may remember the video of Aurthur Boorman; the disabled veteran who was overweight and walking with crutches and leg braces. He had accepted the fact that he'd never walk unassisted again, and that he'd probably be dead in a few years.
At some point he must have had a glimmer of hope, because he started doing yoga (which he documents in the video). He ended up losing a whole lot of weight, and transformed himself so much that he is actually running at the end of the video.
Now that's what I call inspiration!
Below is the extended version of the video that has been circulating online for some time now. This guy is definitely my hero, and - in fact - my inspiration.
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