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Gunjan Ghimire

spoken word artist, Spoken Word Nepal

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What is more important: inspiration or motivation?

There are lot of people who are an inspiration. Motivation on the other hand is achieved when you journey through yourself. Inspiration can even come out of a plastic bottle but motivation can only come out of self analysis.

So, what is bigger factor for success? Motivation or Inspiration? Can motivation come from the outside? Can motivation exist without inspiration or can inspiration exist without motivation?


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    Oct 13 2013: I think it was Einstein who said something along the lines of "Success = 1% inspirations + 99% hard work" ... but to maintain levels of hard work to achieve the vision sparked by the inspiration or the desired outcome one needs to be focused and persistent, and I think these are determined by ones emotional endurance.

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