Last month, as I spent Saturdays and Sundays grinding out five-hour cycling rides through rain, snow, and bitter cold, I started thinking about the difference between motivation and dedication. Many people use the words interchangeably, and such an error can be forgiven since both motivation and dedication result in the completion of a task. But, as I thought about why I procrastinate and fall short of goals, I realized that there is a difference between the two words. Motivation is fickle, while dedication is constant.
*Republished from the March 2018 issue of The Kayseean