What Motivates You?: An In-depth Look on Motivation

By Joma Ablay

Michael Jordan

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”– Michael Jordan

“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan

“Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” – Micheal Jordan

These are just three of the many strong words the greatest competitor and champion of all-time, perhaps of any sport, Michael Jordan.


What motivates you? What drives you to become the best in what you do?

Fear. Anger. Intimidation. Regret. Questions. Uncertainty. Hate.

These are just some of the reasons why each one of us gets pushed to the limit. But remember not only negative things can hype us up, we can be also motivated by positive factors in our lives like our families, the blessings we get in our daily lives and love. As much as we want to scratch it off, love is a simple factor that would drive us to so many things. We can also say that, each and every one of us can be and is motivated to be our very best, no matter what job you have and what position you are at. Everyone needs motivation in their hearts to be successful.

So let’s go back to the question..

What motivates you?

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