When i was a teenager, I heard a story of two brothers. One was a drug addict and a drunk who frequently beat up his family. The other was a very successful businessman who was respected in society and had a wonderful family. How could two brothers raised by the same parents, brought up in the same environment, be so different?

The first brother was asked, “What makes you do what you do? You are a drug addict, a drunk, and you beat your family. What motivates you?” He answered, “My father. My father was a drug addict, a drunk and he beat his family. What do you expect me to do? That is what I am.”

The second brother was asked, “How come you are doing everything right? What is your source of motivation?” And guess what he said? “My father. 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, that is not what I wanted to be.”

Both brothers derived their motivation from the same source, but one was using it positively and the other negatively. Negative motivation brings the desire to take the easier way which ends up being the tougher way.

Remember the greatest motivator is belief. We have to inculcate in ourselves the belief that we are responsible for our actions and behavior.

Always remember that, People do things for their own reasons, not yours. Sometimes we’re tested not to show our weakness, but to discover our strengths.

Published by johnranjit

Lifestyle Blogger

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