Definition: Defining the Meaning of Motivation & Inspiration
Motivation: A theoretical construct used to explain behavior. It represents the reasons for people's actions, desires, and needs. Motivation can also be defined as one's direction to behavior or what causes a person to want to repeat a behavior and vice versa. A motive is what prompts the person to act in a certain way or at least develop an inclination for specific behavior.
Inspiration: That feeling inside you that makes you want to try new things. It gives you hope inside and makes you see the world differently. If it's powerful enough, it can persuade you to do anything. Sometimes the person who inspires you could be a political figure, or a celebrity or even your parents. It could be anybody.
This section of Disabled World offers a mix of both Motivational and Inspirational articles and Opportunities to enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities, seniors, and those with health conditions. This area also covers opportunities for disabled persons to participate in events, outings, and training programs to enhance their skills and abilities in a number of areas.
Today many people with disabilities are coming forward to share their stories hoping to encourage, inspire, and offer advice to help people achieve goals and take charge of their lives.
Recently two big Super Bowl advertisements have touched off the latest debate about whether disabled people can be "inspirational" for doing everyday things - or if the tag is condescending.
During the American football festivities earlier this month, Paralympian Amy Purdy ran, snowboarded and danced for Toyota, while Microsoft showed off how its technology helps a six-year-old boy with prosthetic legs. And those certainly aren't the only attention-grabbing videos featuring disabled people.
BBC Trending recently covered the story of Madison Tevlin's rendition of "All of Me" which has now been watched more than 6m times. Read the full story at: www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-31376653
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