What is the difference between The driving force vs Motivation ?

  • Can you give some examples of where you have seen them used and explain further your doubts?
    – mdewey
    Oct 19, 2022 at 14:16

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Motivation is a person's reason for acting in a certain way, or their enthusiasm for doing so.

A driving force is what it says - a strong force causing something to happen.


In general, they are virtually synonymous.

In use, 'driving force' is probably somewhat stronger than 'motivation'.

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