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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Deep Thought Friday...

Deep Thought Friday

My posts are usually about My Life Lessons. These are the things I’ve lived through, witnessed and now talk about how they’ve affected me. In some instances, these things still affect me. While some of those things are actual facts/events, some are readings and information that is passed on to me.
I want to change things a little. I want this new “Deep Thought Friday” series to be more than a casual stop on my blog for the latest read.
I want to allow you to come up with your own conclusion to a situation… with your own moral of the story. I want to see if you can connect with a particular story in such a way that it will give you a sense of purpose, a new direction or perspective, and maybe just maybe - think deeper and further than usual.

As you read, discuss the moral in each story with your spouse or partner, or with a close friend. Connect every story with yourself. Challenge yourself. Think about what you’ve learned from the story and what change you can bring to your life.

Example is the main source of motivation; it is the most influential dynamic driving us. While we don’t always get to choose the source of whom or what is being displayed around us we have the sole responsibility on how we perceive it and how we apply it to our lives…Positively or negatively.

This week “Deep Thought Friday” is about The Source of Your Motivation…

POSITIVELY OR NEGATIVELY we chose the energy of our motivation!
This is a story of two brothers. One was a drug addict and a drunk who frequently beat up his family. The other one was a very successful businessman who was respected in society and had a wonderful family. Some people wanted to find out why two brothers from the same parents, brought up in the same environment, could be so different. The first one was asked, "How come you do what you do? You are a drug addict, a drunk, and you beat your family. What motivates you?" He said, "My father." They asked, "What about your father?" The reply was, "My father was a drug addict, a drunk and he beat his family. What do you expect me to be? That is what I am." They went to the brother who was doing everything right and asked him the same question. "How come you are doing everything right? What is your source of motivation?" And guess what he said? "My father” was his answer. When I was a little boy, I used to see my dad drunk and doing all the wrong things. I made up my mind that the person he was is not what I wanted to be."

Both were deriving their strength and motivation from the same source, but one was using it positively and the other negatively”.

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