A person is said to be motivated when his or her system is energized, made active and his behaviour is directed towards the desired goal. Motivation is the driving force within individuals that impels them to take action.


According to Lillis: “It is the stimulation of any emotion or desire operating upon one’s will and promoting or driving it to action.”

According to Vance: “Motivation implies any emotion or desire which so conditions one’s will that the individual is properly lead into action.”

From above definition, following inferences can be derived:

1. Motivation is an inner feeling or driving force which energizes a person to work more.

2. The emotions or desires of a person prompt him for doing a particular work.

3. There are unsatisfied needs of a person which disturb his equilibrium.

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