Everyone always talks about motivation. In order to do something, you have to have motivation..blah..blah.. but what exactly is this motivation we speak of? Apparently, it's the driving force that helps us achieve our goals, and is said to be intrinsic or extrinsic. Along with motivation come incentives. These are the anticipated rewards one can obtain. With motivation, come words such as, inspiration and dedication. A good example of motivation and incentive is a story I came across on the internet. There was a man from Virginia who was severely overweight. He is a father of three, and had a heart attack one day. His doctor said that his arteries were so clogged that he has to have a stent put in.
After almost being faced with death, the father realized he had a lot to live for. His youngest son is only nine years old. When asked what his biggest motivational factor was, he said, "to live long enough to see my youngest son get married and settle down. There are still so many things I have to do with him, like playing catch in the park and teaching him how to drive one day." The doctor made him see all the incentives he has, in order to motivate him. Soon after, the father began taking walks twice a day. In order to achieve his goals, he made a lifestyle change.