What Motivates You?

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Elizabeth Holmes“I don’t want to make an incremental change…I want to create a whole new technology, and one that is aimed at helping humanity at all levels regardless of geography or ethnicity or age or gender.”–Elizabeth Holmes then at 19 years old speaking to her college professor, today the founder and CEO of Theranos, as told to Fortune Magazine.

Motivation Starts with Positive Emotion

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Goals most often realized are those set when you are feeling good, feeling powerful, feeling love. If you want to make a change in your life, change your mood before stating the goal. Rather than striding forth in indignation or anger—at yourself or at another—find and make your commitment with a quiet mind, love in your heart, and hope in your soul.

Watching this video may help set that course. Or, just watch it for the love of love.

One Thought

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Our friend Michael Neill’s stirring TED talk suggests that how you see the world and what you are capable of is different than what you may now believe. How far away are you from making a simple change? How far away are you from making a world of difference?

Capacity

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cal salmon flip“Most people live, whether physically, intellectually, or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being.”–William James

Step outside yourself. Welcome the consequences. Do more. Enjoy the ride.