Business, 1908s

A pleasurable feeling experienced as a result of exercising discipline.

Traditionally referring to a motive or justification, the contemporary concept of motivation as a “feeling” — i.e. motivational posts, courses, speeches, and coaching — can broadly be attributed to the Human Potential Movement, the development of TV sports, 80s-style televangelism, and con-artist-founded courses such as “Dare To Be Great” by Glenn Turner.