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motivation

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Definition the reason for doing something; or the level of desire to do something
  • A generous commission structure provides motivation to our salespeople.
motivation = reason for doing something
  • The team's motivation is high.
  • motivation = desire to do something
  • She used those early taunts as motivation to succeed.
  • motivation = something to increase desire to do something
  • She insists that she had no political motivation.
  • motivation = reason for doing something
  • I can offer insight on the results of her actions, but not about her motivation.
  • motivation = reason for doing something
  • We hope you share this book with others, use it as a tool for inspiration and motivation, and make all your dreams come true.
    Sampon Davis, et. al.  --  We Beat the Street
  • We can only deduce, also, the motivations for "Nick's" engineering of her escape.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid's Tale
  • Indeed, while the main motivation for joining this global movement is to help others, the result is often to help oneself.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • It is your way of giving thanks for the successes—to offer inspiration and motivation to those who follow you or look up to you.
    Sampon Davis, et. al.  --  We Beat the Street
  • If I knew for sure that I, and I alone, was your motivation ....
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • Now that YOU are home, alive and well, you have judged the judgments of others, analyzed their intentions, behaviors, personalities and motivations.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • The meaning of courage, like political motivations, is frequently misunderstood.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • "And more recently," Odin announced, "I endured seven weeks of motivational speaker training at a hotel in Peoria to discover .... this!"
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sword of Summer
  • Despite the compliment, I liked Odin better as a taciturn half-troll than as a motivational speaker.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sword of Summer
  • At first I wanted nothing more than to be like others, but that motivation grew.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • The number-one motivation on Iwo Jima was to stand with your buddies and not let them down.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Perhaps the currents of thought and motivation run deeper than we sometimes think.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • For not a single one of the men whose stories appear in the preceding pages offers a simple, clear-cut picture of motivation and accomplishment.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Motivation, as any psychiatrist will tell us, is always difficult to assess.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • I bite my lip trying to figure out his motivation.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games

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