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The three “-ations”

November 29, 2011

Here’s something I ran across at the ASPIRE. MOTIVATE. SUCCEED blog:

By Ronald Colunga

There are three things that everyone should apply to their lives. The three “-ations” as i call them. The Ations are three certain things that can help anyone in their lives, and anyone can apply it to their lives. The first being Inspiration, second is Motivation, third is Education.


Inspiration is the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something. We have all seen inspirational videos that registers in our mind, and makes us do things out of the ordinary. People are one of the main causes of inspiration, lets talk about an individual by the name of Nick Vujacic. Nick has no limbs, and he is one of the most inspirational people in the world. Nick shows us that life is hard, but when you stop trying is when you have failed. When you are down in life and you are trying to get up, if you try 100 times, 1000 times, or 10,000 times to get up and you fail every time, if you give up will you ever get up? No, you will not get up! But if you keep trying you will get up! Please watch this video of Nick and let him inspire you. NEVER GIVE UP!


(Around 1:25 is where the speech comes in.)


Motivation is the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way. Motivation and Inspiration correlate with each other as you could tell. Lets talk about motivating other people. Think back to the Will’s, Wont’s, and Cant’s (See will’s, wont’s, and cant’s post) telling someone they can’t do it, is demotivating an individual, telling them they won’t do it is opposing a individual, but telling someone they will do it is motivating in itself.  Think about it, if a person keeps telling another person they will do something, they can do something, that certain individual will start to believe it himself and he will never give up. That is motivation! Now how do you motivate yourself? Easy! Tell YOURSELF you will do it. Tell yourself you can achieve what you want in life, and you will achieve it. There is no one to stop to you but yourself!


Education is the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction. Look at the two key words in that definition “Receiving” and “Giving.” Lets look at giving first, giving education is just as important as receiving education. Now I’m not telling you to go out there and tell everybody they are wrong and that you are right. What i am saying, is if you see someone struggling with something in their lives help them out. Educate them, send them videos to look at. Give them a book to read! If they ask you for advice to tell them to “google” it, help them find the answer. There is plenty of ways to educate someone, now lets take the initiative and do it!

On to the “Receiving” portion of education. Throughout your life people will help you, they will guide you and give there opinions on the right choices to make. I cannot stress this enough always, always, always, always, listen to what people have to say. It WILL help you in life. Listen to their opinions, listen to their struggles and learn from their mistakes not just your own.


photo credit: invenio blog