Motivation! // Positively Speaking // Mark Wilson

“Usually, the difference between success and failure is not so much caused by intelligence, personality, or appearance, “said C.S. Woods, “but rather by motivation!”

We can’t grow without change — and we won’t change without motivation. We won’t be motivated until we are dissatisfied with the present situation.

Discontent with status quo is our best friend, if we harness it correctly.

B. C. Forbes, the financial journalist, observed, “There are two brands of discontent: the brand that merely fosters greed, snarling and back-biting, and the brand that inspires greater and greater effort to reach the desired goal.” What is your brand?

The two great motivators in life are the love of power and the power of love.

Both provide energy to propel people forward — but they end up in very different destinations.

The love of power leads to grasping, self-serving, keeping up appearances, and asking, “What’s in it for me?”

The power of love leads to releasing, self-sacrificing, authenticity, and asking, “What’s best?”

Mother Theresa but it this way, “I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no more hurt, but only more love.”

In the long run the power of love beats the love of power every time!

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