There is a question I always like to ask myself...Why have I set goals for myself?
My conclusion is that my drive to succeed is not really for personal recognition it is for what others have sacrificed for me, to have the opportunities I do/did have. My great grandparents and my grandparents and parents all worked hard to achieve a little more than the last generation...this is what pushes me through the difficult days.
I've noticed, the older I get, some people are just complacent with the life that they lead and do not have any desire for more. What is better to me, is not perceived as better to them. The need to live a certain lifestyle does not motivate them the way it motivates me...
People do things for different reasons: sometimes it's to prove to themselves and others that they can accomplish something, sometimes it's just for monetary gain or fame. Other people do things because it is purely what they want to do and others do things because their parents want them to do something else!
I do not know if anything is wrong with being motivated the way I am but I do want to change my perspective. I would like to shift my motivation to working hard to be as Christ-like as I can be during my time on this earth but I still want to provide for my family members, present and future.
My greatest accomplish, no matter what pushes my achievement, will be in the number of lives I have touched in a positive manner. All I want is for God and my family to be proud of me at the end of my days.
To the readers:
- What drives your success??
- What motivates you on the really hard days??
- What do you want your legacy to be??