Motivation and Intention Matters

Why motivation and intention matter the most when one aims for an objective?


Most people have tried to pursue aims and goals in their life. One is likely to have a motivation or intention to support an action. Here it comes with two questions. First, why one needs to have a motive or purpose when aiming at an objective? Second, why motivation must be sustainable and what is the effect if it is not sustainable?


Motivation or intention, a contemplation towards the end goals, has been fantasized by a human being. With a motive or purpose, no clear idea is generated. For instance, if one wants to have an intention to tackle the social issue in a city, one will try to find an approach or solution to reduce social inequality.

A motivation or intention is often affected by the family upbringing, social environment, and inspiration towards an ideal figure. As an emotional being, regardless of the rate of emotion expressed, the events or minor daily habits strengthen the motivation or intention.

In this fast-paced era, every society has set a standard of what is good. Motivation and intention can be easily affected by the outside world. The phenomenon worsened by the presence of the internet, which provides an unprecedented rate of connection that alters human nature in a way.
In a social norm, one motivation and intention formed where most people tend to have a similar goal.

Overall, it will drive society in a direction that could shape a reality based on an idea. With collective minds and efforts, this idea will navigate a person in a better way. Towards a goal, one should identify some flaws in the social norm.

Therefore, a sustainable motivation is required to generate a clear goal that can be pursued long term. What is a sustainable motive? A motive that still valid if one has failed to pursue a goal or objective. In a sense, when one fails to achieve a milestone, this motivation will keep one moving forwards.

How to check that one has a sustainable motivation? First, if one has pursued an aim that hated by oneself, but still does it because of a need to have social validation. If one has encountered such a problem, it is not a sustainable motivation. Second, the action based on the flawed purpose will have zero gain in oneself. In other words, despite one has worked hard towards a goal in a period, one still running on the same point.

It is very challenging for oneself to have the motivation and even a sustainable one. However, when one has it, one may not be thinking about what should be done and have a sense of control over one’s life. Therefore, towards a goal, sustainable motivation and intention matter the most. It does not only create a direction, but it also makes a life journey more meaningful.


“A sustainable motivation and intention matter the most to create a goal.”


What kind of motivation and intention you have for pursuing a goal? Does it sustainable?

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