According to dictionary.com the word motive means:
“something that causes a person to act in a certain way; do a certain thing; an inner drive, impulse or intention that causes a person to do something.”
Motives are what make us do what we do.
Motivation to a Christian is like gas in the tank of your car. It gives you what’s desired or necessary to be a success in life.
Motivation unfortunately is not a class you take in school.
Motivation can’t be inherited because it’s not hereditary. It can’t be passed from parent to child automatically.
Motivation is not necessarily circumstantial or environmental. . .it’s an inner working.
Circumstances can happen that may motivate a person and certainly a good role model in a person’s environment may motivate them to do well… but it still must be transmitted like a light bulb that turns on in a person’s mental hard drive.