Monday, April 27, 2015

Right-Wrong Motivation?

Its 1.24 am my time, sitting on my bed writing a blog post having little motivation ofcourse, because I'm on sick leave. I chose not to move around this week, since my illness is contagious and didn't want to spread it around so that people would blame or curse me afterwards.

I was motivated to stay at home because I'm a responsible citizen/ Friend. I was motivated to write this because of the overwhelming FB likes ;) (I wish i am right!)

Likewise people get motivated for so many reason,

for money
for fame
for honour
for pleasure
for food
for love

you name it, people get motivated for all sorts of weird stuff too. But what is really motivation though? 

Motivation is in my understanding, something that drives you, energizers you to perform an action. Some people need external influences and some can self motivate, however the trick is whether you are motivated for the right reasons.

Right and wrong can be very subjective, it differs from person to person, to the situation you are in and your current mentality therefore having a broader perspective will make you a wiser person. A person who can evaluate right from wrong or wrong from right.

Let see this demonstration,

Buddha says , "Mind is everything, what you think, you become"
Prophet Muhammad (swt) says "strive always to excel in virtue and truth"
Bible says "Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life."

These are three different quotes, but the common factor is that it speaks of the human mind. However, if you label it Buddhist, Islamic and Christian you may only understand it in one perspective, with a narrow understanding but if you combine all these together it says, 
"Mind is everything, keep your heart with all vigilance. what you think you become therefore strive always to excel in virtue and truth, for from it flow the springs of life"

won't it make you a smarter person? isn't it a pretty awesome quote?

Think again - what motivates you?

1 comment:

  1. I'd say, motivation for sanity! :)