What motive is going to move you, faith or fear?
February 6th, 2013 by Agent Kevin Miller
We talk about motivation like it’s some kind of fertilizer for success. Sprinkle on a daily dose and like air freshener, it will somehow make things better. Till it fades off and we need more. Truthfully however, most so-called ‘motivation’ is simply speaking to positive thoughts and hope.
The purpose of true motivation is to establish:
mo·tive – something (as a need or desire) that causes a person to act
As you read blogs/articles/book, watch videos and listen to podcasts on personal and business development, are you just seeking to fertilize hope with no real intent to act, or are you seriously seeking motive? This might help you ditch some of the fodder you take in and get more serious with your time and input.
We generally take action for one of two (sometimes both) reasons:
- Faith – that you can, should and will because you believe…truly believe…and must do it!
- Fear – that you must, or else!
When we act in faith, we have more margin to do it right and make the best decisions. When we act in fear it’s generally due to outside forces inflicting themselves upon us and we must act quickly and without margin to make the best decision.
- What ‘better’ in your life do you want or need?
- What content will help you establish true motive?
- If today you are in any circumstance that is not what you truly desire and believe is best, which motive-option will you choose, faith or fear?
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