Temetwir

5.11.05

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It is said that motivation plays a huge role in success. True that. But when you really think about it, what really is motivation; in other words, what motivates motivation? Now, everyone leads a life in which 'tomorrow' is (should be) the most important. That's a given. However a distinction can be made between those who actually know and are aware of that fact, from the unfortunate who do not.

Restricting the discussion to those who do know, rises a rather intriguing question. What is it that drives them to think about and consider the shaping of their future? Being the narrow-minded fellow that I am, I could only come up with two options.

First being that what a person has had, what a person was born into, is what determines the things he or she strives for. The second: that which a person did not have and was not born into, is that which drives his or her demands.

Just to make things a tad more clearer - if possible - we ask, is it the case that a person strives for keeping a constant 'level of living' because that is what he or she is accustomed to? Or is it: that which a person was deprived from is that which a person hopes to reach?

Eventually, both would lead to accomplishment. And both, ofcourse, could vary from one individual to another - I would think. But where a person sees himself fitting between the two extremes could very well go to say a lot about character.


Just incase you don't read the comments, you NEED to watch this. Courtesy of dearest mbh.


15 Comments:

  • The environment in which one is born into, could be restrictive; E.g. :: Those from rich families mostly go into business admin. to take over the business later on -- that may or may not be ambitious as much as it's money lust (?) [not necessarily a bad thing].

    On the other hand, the second option drives humans to more desires and dreams, thus ambitions.. but it's how much you want that change (plus fate) that decides whether or not you reach your goals.
    E.g. :: Poor countries, or poor people within a certain communities -- mostly don't achieve the luxurious life they dream of (not want or need).

    By Blogger MBH, at 6.11.05  

  • The following link gives an overview over the second perception.

    Link [Contain graphical images]

    By Blogger MBH, at 6.11.05  

  • motivation is a very interesting phenomenon.. the 'push', the 'drive' that makes us move forward and try to ascertain certain accomplishments.

    while the discussion is mainly over what motivates people, what about the opposite? why is it that sometimes some people are just de-motivated no matter what?! when the need to 'get' what they don't have and the need to 'maintain' what they currently have is just not enough to motivate them.. then what?

    By Blogger MSB, at 6.11.05  

  • mbh: very powerful! thanks for sharing!

    By Blogger MSB, at 6.11.05  

  • mbh i know what ur saying, but what if we moved away from money for a while? how about, say, thinking about the life one's children will have?

    is it the case that what one had in childhood, wants for his children.. or is it that what one was deprived from is what he sets on to accomplish for his children (i know this can be BASED on money, but let us overlook the finances see what we come up with)

    and ur link sure did break my heart .. it just goes to show (prove) how much bullshit the world we live in is full of .. but it just as well makes u thankful for the things u have .. el7amdelah lek ya rabi 3ala kel 7aal

    msb, personally i think that accounts to the group i mention that are not aware that 'the future' is the most important .. not the present, nor the past .. sure everyone has dreams, but that just tells u a lot about character doesnt it :)

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 6.11.05  

  • Temetwir, mom is from a rich family, while dad isn't. As they married, both got separated from their sides and rather isolated.
    I didn't live a luxurious life, but I had what many others didn't (couldn't afford). My mom works hard to provide me the life she had when she was a kid... That in itself is quite a motivation.
    Now, I live with huge far goals that aim to paying back to my mom, and to do the things that I dream of, thrive for and will get.
    Sure thing, I'm not going to get married, nor have kids if my life style isn't suitable (below my current?)

    By Blogger MBH, at 6.11.05  

  • oh the other side of the coin is rusting !

    beautifully done.
    so waht are we going to go about it?
    we are still calling and suffering from the lose of water adn usage while others are still suffering from not having a sip of that water?!

    any solutions in regard? or more money will be sent to earthquakes disasters?

    im out of words.
    im out of action
    i can't think of nothing.
    Im amazed.

    By Blogger Judy Abbott, at 6.11.05  

  • It depends on a lot of factors, if the individual live in a closed limited ability family, then automatically he will follow the same steps that his parents did or a parallel path to that, unless he/she look behind the family wall, which need a lot of effort to do that, starting from reading, studying, working, or it could simply be watching TV, just as much as giving them a starting point for a new life, after that there mind will be clear and have a goal which is different from the life he was in.

    By Blogger Hattorihanzo, at 6.11.05  

  • A very touching video
    Personally, I believe both your options together motivate me.
    First, I want to maintain where I am then I want to strive to be better.
    I really enjoyed this post it reminded me of what I should be doing :)

    By Blogger LaiaLy_q8, at 6.11.05  

  • mbh 3asak 3al gowa

    judy u keep on doing that

    feras not sure if i follow, but interesting u mention overlooking the family border

    laialy good luck :)

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 6.11.05  

  • Um - again, I agree with you.

    I almost cried when I saw that video - an accident of birth, that's all it takes.

    By Blogger McArabian, at 6.11.05  

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    By Blogger Spontaneousnessity, at 6.11.05  

  • I must admit I didn't read the thing cause I happen to miss alot of "not" and "is" which is why I have been doing nothing but arguing pointlessly with everybody, I saw the link, it makes you appreciate what you have, il7emdella 3al ne3ma, all I can say is I would if I could.

    God bless us all

    By Blogger Spontaneousnessity, at 6.11.05  

  • jazak allah 5air for the video u and mbh,,,
    it was reviving in a way,,, does that make sense?

    By Blogger Noor, at 7.11.05  

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