Strong motivation without passion can still lead to success

@scheng1 (24807)
Singapore
March 12, 2016 6:40am CST
A person with a strong motivation, but without passion, can still succeed. This is something that I learnt from the experience of the Kenya marathon runners. They do not have the passion for running. They run because they have a strong motivation to do so. The runners come from very poor background, and they run for the sake of getting the family out of poverty. When running marathon is the only way for you to improve the financial situation, you will run very well too. The Kenya marathon runners stop running once they have accomplished their goals. When they have a house, spouse, children, land, and a few cows, there is no longer a strong motivation to run marathons. They do not want more money.
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@Shavkat (59759)
• Philippines
12 Mar 16
I guess they don't dream big after having the basic necessity in life.
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@scheng1 (24807)
• Singapore
12 Mar 16
Why should they? They have everything they want, and they can spend their time with their children.
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@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
12 Mar 16
l think you missed the point, Kenya as a country with alot of runners competition is tough.These runners need to run for sometime before they can make a name ln demanding physical sports most people have about 10 years then the body start giving up, so l feel these people give up in late 20s to early 30s because they want to leave when still at the top and not wait till they do not get invited to the top meetings with the top dollar
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@scheng1 (24807)
• Singapore
13 Mar 16
Running is part of life in Kenya. Even before they become known as a group of people who can run, they are already running. They have to run to school, and during break, they have to run home to milk the cow, and then run back to school for the afternoon session. When people are poor, and time is tight, running saves time. At that time, they did not know that they can run to get rich.
@AkoPinay (11709)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
Yeah I have NO passion for writing but I do it to learn and earn
@Corbin5 (102847)
• United States
12 Mar 16
A great example you have provided for us here!