“Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.”
Poetry, prose, and quotes often have different meanings or interpretations based on the reader’s life experiences. Below, I have offered my initial inference of what the words above mean to me. Please feel free to leave yours in the comments section so that other readers might realize a more diverse interpretation. (The context in which the words may have been originally presented, and by whom, are not the primary issues, just what the words might mean to us, or for us, individually, in the now.)
My interpretation of this quote: Inspiration can, does, and should come from others …but motivation is always an inside job. The only real motivation is self-motivation.
What’s yours? (post in comments section below)
Tomorrow is promised to no one!