IDENTIFY WHAT’S DRIVING YOU
From the time you wake up in the morning until the time you go to bed, something is driving you. It would be a great idea to sit down one day and ask yourself some honest questions. “Why do I want money?” “Why do I want that hot body?” and “Why do I want this relationship to last?” You cannot understand motivation until you first understand your motives. Be honest!
ELIMINATE WRONG MOTIVES
The motivation of a college student might be to have rockin hot body during spring break. The motivation of a millionaire might be to obtain power and influence. Motivation to date a beautiful person might be to make yourself look better. Ego, pride, and greed are all wrong motivations. Healthy motives might include:
• earning more money to provide for your family and give to others
• looking your best for better self-esteem, and to live a healthy lifestyle
• relationship motivation should be to have healthy companionship, someone to share your life with, or someone you can trust
MOTIVES HIGHER THAN YOURSELF
I have seen people that will volunteer for hours in the rain if the cause is right. I have seen men wear pink shirts to support cancer victims. I have also seen people cut off all of their hair to empathize with a friend or loved one that lost their hair to chemo-therapy. Pastors for example will sacrifice time, energy, and freedom, to serve God’s people. Find a cause higher than yourself to maintain your motivation.