THE POWERFUL MOTIVATING FACTORS OF LOVE AND MONEY.
…Money and the desire to make it, compels people to abandon their children in the pursuit of financial gains. Money is so powerful that generations after generations of people, have abandoned their native countries and family linages just to be able to gain some more money in other lands. On daily basis, people lose their lives in pursuit of money. We read stories constantly of drug pushers who are on a regular basis sentenced to death in some countries. Yet, people keep on practicing drug pushing, in spite of the threat of death. What is the motivation? MONEY!
“Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations.” ― Tim O’Reilly
What this tells us is that even the fear of death retreats where there is motivation for money. The motivation of money in this case, supersedes the fear of death. There is nothing people don’t do for money. People have the motivation to do the most unconceivable things, if they know there is a possibility of receiving monetary rewards, at the end of the day. The motivation of money is so strong that some people are willing to go take the lives of other men just for the reward of money. So money is one of the most powerful motivating factors on the earth.
Life however keeps on proving to us that after money is gained, it is still possible to remain unsatisfied. Leading to another quest and other means of motivation. The disillusionment of money tells us that there is a need to look for other means of self-motivation other than money. Today individuals have more money than ever before in history, yet we have not being happier and we have not being less depressed. So apart from money, we still need to teach people how to be self-motivated.
3. THE LOVE FACTOR
Love, oh sweet love!
Love has always being a magical word. This word had led people to go to war. Love has inspired people so strongly to risk their lives. The ancient practice of dueling was born out of the uncontrollable passion of love. Love had inspired people to build nations. Cities have been built because of love. Oceans have been tamed because of the power of love. The force of nature has been subdued, thanks to the passion of love. Enemies have become friends, thanks to love. Wars have been made to cease because of love. Kingdoms and empires have collapsed just because of the power of love. That magical word has turned friends into enemies. It has caused nations to rise against nations.
Love has raised up armies in their millions against each other all for one cause – to prove love. It is the love for her race that caused Nazi Germany to want to annihilate all other races. On the other hand, love makes millions of husbands to wake up in the morning to pursue the good of their families. Most men will tell you that the reason why they are doing most of the things they do is to prove love, to their spouses or to their children. Love is a powerful force of motivation.
To be continued tomorrow with the following points:
- The superficiality of love in this generation
- The role of habits in how motivated you are.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja.