A person’s motivation is the attitude or reasoning they implement so that they can engage in some activity or personal endeavor. A person’s motivation is personal and can lead them to a life of productivity or personal self-destruction. A person who is motivated to accomplish goals that promote positive consequences lives a life of personal success. Contrariwise, a person who acts on self-sabotaging behaviors is setting themselves up for personal failure and is need of a significant, personal change.
Everybody has motivations. These motivations range from the mundane and biological level, (like the need to get out of bed, eat or drink etc.), to higher levels of motivation that can bring a person to a level of personal success, ( studying hard in school, working hard at work etc.)