# Purpose is ideally motivational

Apr 25, 2022

A purpose is ideally also motivational (i.e., it inspires a person to take action). But there are purposes that do not motivate action. A purpose is motivational if it is aligned with a person’s desires (It is better to align purpose with a core desired mental state) and if the end state resulting from pursuing such purpose is rewarding for that person (An action succeeded if its end state approximates its intention).