What’s Your Motivation?

What’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 successful, 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 do you travel in such a way that you’ll feel happy and fulfilled all the way, not only when you reach your destination.


  1. It has been quite some time since I’ve actually felt like I could connect with a motivational piece without feeling jaded or cynical. Specifically, these lines struck a chord with me in particular: “If you try to adapt to the world around you, you’ll feel less and less like yourself– If you try to change the world — the world will break your back”. While I certainly don’t disagree with the advice or wisdom that follows, it is not particularly relevant to me in that I engage in that kind of practice (i.e., focusing on other people’s happiness) to a fault. My interpretation of adapting to the world around you or trying to change the world is the conscious effort to try and walk the line between both, but more importantly, being true to yourself.

    I know my understanding of the material likely wasn’t the actual intent, but I am grateful for stumbling upon your blog as in the end it has motivated me considerably.


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  2. Reminds me of a quote by Oprah Winfrey,
    “To move forward, you need to give back.”
    Great read, Cristian.
    And I’m sorry for replying this on another post of yours. Guess that’s what happens when there are way too many tabs open.😅

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  3. i always read your blog and also mention about you in my blogs because reading your blog ignites a spark to write and also view things differently. thanks as usual.


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