I applied this question to myself and came up with what I have determined the difference between Inspire and Motivation means to me personally. Inspiration is what starts the motivation process. I am inspired by my wife and my family in the Philippines to move there and be with them. The thought of being with my wife and family everyday inspires me to find a career there that will be rewarding not only for myself and my family, but for others as well. I am inspired knowing that by me being there I can make more of a difference in their lives and others. It is through this Inspiration that has motivated me to seek help from others that are highly respected in the professional field of the Philippines. I also found that my motivation for success was not just for me, I am motivated for others. Motivation is the result of inspiration.
Next time you ask anyone what motivates them, please ask the following question “What inspires you?” after they give you their motivational answer. With those 3 simple words, you will be amazed what answers you will receive. By knowing what inspires them, you will learn more about that person than simply what motivates them. You use that in helping them become a better person and employee. Also knowing what inspires them and their reasons, you also become a better employer.