Motivation is always a good start in accomplishing something. While you're at it, you must need to work on practicing self motivation. Motivation is like a spark, powerful at the beginning but fades quickly afterwards. Self motivation is what lasts. The push comes from within. Unlike in initial motivation, it always comes from the outside.
Though a problem about being self motivated is when some people can't recognize a person who has it. Others think that every person needs a motivation from them. A self motivated person needed a push the least and it gets annoying when done repeatedly. That person already knows what he's doing and why he's doing it. He's self motivated. He'll move towards his chosen direction. A push from the outside might actually do more harm than good. His path might get derailed. So be careful in motivating others. Not everyone needs it.Especially if you're pushing too hard.