Why is it you do, what you do??

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After reading a couple of threads in this section, I am interested in what drives YOU, to do the things you do for your life.

I wouldn't say I'm in a rut, I just don't want for anything. i.e. I am in, for me, the perfect relationship with a beautiful (in every way, faults and all) woman, a job that pays OK for what I actually do, I am getting fitter everyday, becoming more spiritually aware, lots of spare time.........but I'm no millionaire with fancy shit.

The old Think and Grow Rich idea of setting a goal and going for it......I struuggle to feel, think or listen to anything that I REALLY want to strive for.....any ideas for a dude?

I think, that somewhere internally, I have a belief that it has to be meaningful for me to achieve it?? Could I be right, or maybe I am hiding from failure.....then again, I don't mind failing, it is sort of fun - knowing that it has happened for a reason, to bring you closer to what I want.

SOOOO, what is your motivation to do these things that you may fail and succeed at.

Looking for ideas...


  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    if you are fine with the way thing are try to save up at least a year of your current expense outside a retirement account and start to eye stuff people throw out a lot of quality stuff gets tossed out that a little cleaning can be sold on cl .

    lots of options you can play with on the side while things are good

    "I just wanted a good job ,but i could not find a good job, So i do it myself"-Jack Ma

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  • Profile picture of the author C G
    For me it seems that you have some goals but you are waiting for you to become really motivation before taking action.

    The key is to take action now. You will get good at it. Momentum will build and you will "feel motivated"


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    • Profile picture of the author dannyisonline
      You just have to do what you are born to do---your passion. You may not have everything you want but you can always work hard for that one thing you've always wanted to have. Above all, don't invest too much on material things. Invest on a good relationship, successful career (does not necessarily mean high-paying ones) and a happy life. The only motivation you have is yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author visimedia
    for me, enjoying life with peace, and passive income. That's the goal. Load your bank account with positive cashflow, enjoy it, also.... not to forget the 'doing something you value', like your family, traveling, doing your hobby, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author DarioIM
    For me the main point is the excitement to bring to reality the Vision for my life. Envision my dream and then do all the steps necessary to make it real.. to go from where I am to where I want to be.

    I also think that the excitement of being the best me is pure gasoline, I am constantly in competition with myself, with the best person that I could be.

    Up to now for me Internet Marketing is hard, in the sense that there are a lot of things to put together, a lot of conscious understanding of how to structure it all from the technical prospective but overall the main difficulties that I encounter are mainly internal fears and limiting beliefs.
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  • Profile picture of the author walterwombat
    If you have everything you want, there is no point in setting a goal. Our education system teaches us to aim for some future goal from a young age. Once you have everything that you feel that you need, it is difficult to get out of that mind set. You feel as if you should want something. You can have holidays, cars etc but eventually the excitement and novelty of everything wears off. You can aim for more wealth, but what's the point if you don't feel a need for it. Just learning to get out of the early brainwashed mind set of feeling that you should be aiming for something is the way. Well, that is what I think anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
    What drives me is my goals. I've always been the type of guy that wants the best of everything. When I play basketball I always want to be the best player on the team, when I'm in school I always want the best grades, and pretty much everything is a competition to me. When I found out that people were making money online, I knew that I could do it no matter what. It took me years, but whenever I would fall off track I would remember the goals I set for myself, and I always wanted more in life.

    So basically, I'm just very competitive and I use that to my advantage to fuel my actions. I also love helping others and I realized that I won't be able to help others as much as I'd like to without money.

    If you're not motivated to do anything then that is okay, if I wasn't motivated to be successful at everything I do then I probably wouldn't do anything, but if you want to be motivated, you have look for motivation in your life. Find your "why". If you don't have a "why" then I'm not sure how you can get motivated internally.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    Originally Posted by coolbutters View Post

    I think, that somewhere internally, I have a belief that it has to be meaningful for me to achieve it??
    Sure. That makes sense. : ) And, in that case, make your Internet Marketing/Entrepreneurial pursuits meaningful.

    Ask yourself the question: "What would I like to do that I'm not only passionate about, but what can add something fantastic to peoples' lives?"

    For me personally, it's liberating people from fear, suffering, and anxiety. (Because I've overcome those challenges my self.)

    We're all here to do something amazing. So take some time to think about what it could be.

    HTH. : )
    "Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity."―Joseph Sugarman
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