Before I go into the quote, I think it’s important to understand what motivation is: the dictionary definition is “the reason one has for acting or behaving in a particular way.”
Does that sound a little different than you expected ? It makes motivation much more tangible and measurable than I thought.
To motivate yourself means to identify your reasons. What is it on a personal or emotional level that moves you, that inspires you to take action?
That leads to the second part which is to aim to be better every day. This is the action I just referred to relates to the process of personal development, and the day by day grind of making progress.
Now let’s put it all together. What are your reasons for making progress on a daily basis? That’s not a question I can answer for you. This is where you need to identify why you value pursuing your potential.
I can only speak for myself. I pursue personal development because I know that when I put in the work to develop skills and mentality, I can be more efficient with my efforts and more impact in the areas that matter to me, which ultimately is to help others find meaning and fulfillment in their lives.