There are a lot of different points of view when it comes to motivation and determination. Many people don’t make a clear difference between them. But each of them represents something totally different.
Motivation is what sets things into motion. When you start something new, go on a diet, quit smoking, start a new business, decide to follow your dreams, motivation is what will get you going. It is the desire to get things started. The power to overcome the fear of failure and disappointment. The power to change the status quo. Most times you will have to find it by searching among all the reasons for which you want to start things. And it is closely related to your dreams, passions, aspirations. It is the drive that feeds on pleasure and enjoyment.
On the other hand, determination is what keeps you going through hard times. This is what will get you going when you feel like quitting. It is the voice in the back of your head telling you not to give up. It is the power to overcome the things you don’t like doing. To go over the rough stages of the dreams you want to follow. And it’s mostly based on your stubbornness not to quit.
Motivation and determination go hand in hand. The first will set you on your path and the other will get you where you want to go. Every dream has its particular beauty that will fuel your motivation. But it also has the hard, difficult, unpleasant parts that your determination must overcome.
Find the motivation to start it and the determination to get it done!