Focus provides motivation, and demolishes negative emotion.
Motivation is the force to guide our behaviors. (about.com) Motivation makes a difference to everything we do. It infuses a different kind of energy which opens up our mind to possibilities that were not apparent before. More specifically, what's inside a motivational mind?
Motivation vs. Inspiration: Motivation is to drive action; inspiration is to provoke deep thinking first; motivation may take incentive; while inspiration takes vision; motivation is to push ahead, while inspiration is to pull up; motivation is to compete to win; while inspiration is to reflect who you are, compete for uniqueness. True motivation always has to come from within. It works more as inspiration. When we are inspired, we perform at our best. Where we stand, what we want to do, where do we want to reach, how much we can develop the ability to stretch our capabilities, are we ready to face any consequence to achieve what we want to achieve. So we need to handle life, not just livelihood.
You need to de-condition the mind. All motivation is a form of consciousness. It gives you the energy to do everything that you must do. But love and fear conditions your desires like they condition all other aspects of your cognition. If a desire is experienced in a fear context that desire becomes destructive. If it is experienced with a positive and love context, the same desire that was so destructive when driven by a mentality of fear now is completely benign, productive, creative, industrious, etc. Your conditioned mind lacks courage. And courage cannot be Infused. It is a lifelong process and practice for those who are ready to take charge of their life. For those who lack this courage, we need to ENCOURAGE, and to encourage we need to motivate them. And to motivate them we need to condition their mind, that they can do it. And to what extent, conditioning of mind is possible. Sometimes people are unaware of their potential, in such cases they need to be coaxed to exhibit their full potential. Motivation acts as a catalyzer in such cases. So the efforts to motivate people need to be done regularly on a sustainable basis.
Focus provides motivation, and demolishes negative emotion. Motivation is perhaps a combination of several emotions. Maybe you have to make certain what it is you are going after in that motivation. Motivation is the "cognitive momentum" that comes from consistently applying the habits congruent with achievement of the goal. Ultimately the answer lies in focus. People who really have focus are selfless; they are beyond the short term reward, award or any recognition, and more focus on long term success and reward. They have Joy of Doing, or do something bigger than themselves. People who reach this height pass through immense pressures and hardships, just to achieve what they want to achieve. It is the inspiration to make a difference, passion of achievement, and freedom of creation.
It is zeal and inspiration that energizes. The only one who can truly motivate you is you. You have to have desire and be willing to challenge yourself to be all you can be. A strong leader can inspire you and leads to motivation to take action or change.