“I’m motivated” versus “I’m determined”.
In a lot of conversations, you could probably say either sentence and get the same idea across.
Yet, there is a difference. To put it in the words of executive coach Jamie Douraghy, “Motivation is what gets you started. Determination is what helps you finish what you started.”
If we’re determined to do something we’ll stay on it, even after that initial motivation disappears. For most c-level and HR leaders, that's exactly the kind of drive you dream of seeing in your employees.
So why does the highly motivated, truly determined employee seem so elusive?