What’s your motivation

quote8What’s your motivation?
What inspires you?
What makes you want to get out of bed in the morning?
Why do you do what you do?
Because, I can tell you one thing. If you want to be happy, you’ll never be. If you want to be succesful, rich, famous, you won’t be any of those things either.
If you try to adapt to the world around you, you’ll feel less and less like yourself until you probably won’t be able to recognize yourself in the mirror anymore.
If you try to change the world according to your own needs and desires, the world will break your back, the same way the ones you wish to love you break your heart.
There’s only one way to get everything you want, and that is to give everything.
You get what you give.
This is not about becoming saints on Earth or Heaven. It’s not about religious principles or stuff like that.
This is about understanding that this world gives you stuff according to your importance.
You are not defined by others as charismatic if you are smart or funny or witty. You are defined as charismatic if you listen to people, if you ask them questions, if you try to understand them. Or at least try to be understanding.
I said that those who want to be happy, are never going to be so…it’s because those who are interested in their own happiness will find out that people always disappoint.
The solution?
Be interested in other people’s happiness.
This changes your perspective.
Instead of being egocentric, you decide to focus on others. You do what it takes to improve the lives of others.
Maybe it’s about art, about a great product, about a certain way of life. Maybe it’s just about improving that little bit of Universe around you.

“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.”Zig Ziglar

Sounds simple?
Maybe it is. But it’s not easy.
Just don’t expect stuff to happen. Just do your thing…
Happiness, successful, wealth, or even health are just by-products of a life well lived.
They are not destinations, but rather ways of travel.
We’re always travelling towards something. We ask ourselves when, what, why. We analyze and rationalize and we waste so much time without ever asking ourselves how.
How to travel in such a way that you’ll feel happy and fulfilled all the way, not only when you reach your destination.


12 thoughts on “What’s your motivation

  1. My motivation comes from giving every possible ounce of my being for the betterment of my children and husband. Sometimes I grumble when I have to wash another sink full of dishes, but I try to keep in mind the well-being of the others entrusted to my care.

  2. I want to leave the world a little better than I found it. There are times I think I’m failing on a cosmic scale on that one.

    Then something happened the other day that changed that. I ran into someone I hadn’t seen in almost 30 years. Back then he’d had an accident, and I kept him from bleeding to death until the EMTs arrived.

    Now, here he was. alive, with children and grandchildren. And if I hadn’t changed his little corner of the world, none of them would have ever happened.

    Now, that’s what I call changing the world.

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