A cognitive approach to motivation is an intrinsic form that requires students to think through the consequences of their actions and base their decisions on the expected outcome of those decisions. If students are able to think through the situation at hand and determine the value of success, regardless of whether they gain a reward, they are operating under the internal locus of control. Students who are successful in the classroom usually operate under the internal locus of control. They do not put too much weight on mistakes or bad grades and are still able to maintain a level of esteem regardless of failures or successes. They do not blame external factors such as the teacher or classmates. They take responsibility for their own actions.
I hope, you don’t mind about the irrelevant pessimistic(motivation) vs. optimistic(inspiration) view about these… but I do believe motivation will even make things more lighter and more easier even if it is not a very acceptable or enduring idea/feeling to think of. Inspiration is just a potential aspect inside of you and it wouldn’t change dynamically but will still be more refined in you otherwise. And yet, inspiration could be so sufficient that when you relately connect the question on “how are you inspired?” to “how will you be motivated?”, it will form a bridge from being inspired to being feeling both as well, making it more effective in creating a brand new you out of your previous self. This is not all about yourself only but you must also be open to let others motivate you in anyway they can. So whenever you feel already inspired about doing/showing something, do share it with a friend, co-employee or relative who will motivate you in something you haven’t done before while being greatly inspired as well… That’s all, thank you!