What Feelings are made of according to Abraham Hicks

I just read a great quote by Abraham here about “the composition of feelings” and what are feelings made of when you break them down and examine their smaller components. The gist of it was as follows:

Most feelings are made up of 2 factors:
1.) Desire
2.) Resistance to that desire

For example:
- Passion = Strong desire + No Resistance
- Contentment / Peacefulness = Not much desire + No Resistance
- Boredom = not much desire + a little resistance
- Frustration / Anger / Guilt / Depression = Strong Desire + Strong Resistance
- Clarity = desire (to know) + no resistance

Isn’t that interesting and fun to know? ^_^

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What is Nervousness according to Abraham Hicks

What is Nervousness?

Nevousness is a manifestation and an emotional indicator.

When you’re in the place of nervousness, it is an emotional indicator that vibrationally you are not expectant of the thing you want.

Nervousness is when there is doubt as to whether the thing you want will come or not. There isn’t certainty that the good thing is coming.

Nervousness is an active vibration that is to the contrary of what is wanted ie it means you have activated some focus of “what you do not want” along with “what you do want”. You have split focus. The ratio of focus may differ but if you’re mostly feeling nervousness, perhaps the ratio is skewed in the direction of “doubt and fear that it’s not coming” than in that “it’s coming”.

Nervousness means you are not entirely ready for what you want.

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How do you come to be in a place of nervousness?

It is when you observe in your life experience that things don’t go your way, and then form a belief that “things don’t always go my way”.

This old beliefs could have been formed yesterday, last year, in your childhood etc… but that you are keeping active now.

How to overcome habits of nervousness

If you’ve trained yourself into reacting nervously to situations, and it’s become a habit, how do you get out of this habit?

By deliberately practising new vibrational patterns and then watching the outcome of it until you show yourself that you have vibrational control.

Think about what you want more.
Appreciate the idea of what you want more – allow yourself to feel good about it.
Imagine what you want; what it would look like; what it would feel like. Prepave it.
Prepare yourself for what you want (eg if you want to be called to the Abraham Hot Seat, prepare yourself by dressing for the part etc coz you know if you’re picked people will see you more in the spotlight).
The more you pre-pave what you want, the less hindering the old negative beliefs will be.



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Abraham Hicks on Loneliness

What is loneliness according to Abraham Hicks?

Though most people think of loneliness as “the absense of people you connect with in your life”, feeling lonely is not really a matter of “being lonely for other people”.

In actuality, the feeling of loneliness occurs when you have (temporarily) separated yourself from who-you-really-are.

You are lonely for your own connection with your own Source-Self. If you’re ever lonely, it’s for your own connection, not for other people.

The feeling of loneliness is the evidence that you are not allowing yourself to be the receiver of so much that is flowing to you.

Trying to find somebody that gets you, is looking in all the wrong places because it’s not their job to get you, accept you or validate you.
It’s *your* job to get yourself, accept yourself and validate yourself.

Loneliness is felt most acutely when you’ve spent some time at a high vibration, being aligned (and therefore more connected to your Inner Being), and then you find yourself outside the Vortex. And now, outside the Vortex, you notice the disconnect and the discomfort is what you interpret as an emptiness or a loneliness. You’re lonely for your alignment; for your vortexy self.

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How to overcome feeling of loneliness:

- Let go of resistance and negative beliefs regarding being on your own. Soothe the voice that says that “being alone is not ok” with soft words of ease, kindness, softness and relief.

- Catch and pivot thoughts away from thoughts like: “I feel so alone” or “I wish I had someone” or “nobody loves me”. Thoughts like these and focusing on these kinds of feelings, is the reason that sometimes you feel alone and they just let this negative feeling gain momentum. Stop thinking the thoughts that make you feel alone or that make you feel anything less than “love”.

- Abraham say that you do not overcome loneliness through finding people to fill the void. You never did want to fill that void with other people. That is truly looking for love in all the wrong places. That’s looking for alignment in all the wrong places. Instead, look for your own alignment with your own Source, with your own Inner Being.
When you find alignment, you’re happy and not lonely even when you are by yourself.
Incidentally, when you find alignment you are also happy when you are with others.
When you’re aligned you feel good unconditionally, no matter whether you’re with people or not.

- Reach for connecting with your full Source Self: You do this by gradually raising your vibration, spending more time in alignment and tapping into how Source feels about everything around you – which is always very very feel-good.
When you are really in alignment, you are blended with the whole of who you are, and that is the opposite of lonely. That’s full!

- Remind yourself that you are Source energy in physical form, and Source energy is something BIG. Source energy is the opposite of “alone”. Source energy is “everyone and everything together”. So you are never alone because you have your Inner Being with you always; Source is always with you, and all that’s within Source (which includes all the energies of all the Source collective consciousness that ever was and is). So even when you are physically in a room by yourself, spiritually you are always part of a big whole, and therefore are never alone in a spiritual sense. It is impossible for you to ever be alone because you ARE Source energy and that connection is always thre even if you don’t feel it. Your Inner Being / Source is always there, loving you, caring about you, wanting the best for you, guiding you and rooting for you.

- Practice: Practice feeling good. Practice positive thoughts. Practice tuning to Source. Practice acknowledging you have an Inner Being and Source. Practice yourself into a higher vibration whre you are incapable of feeling lonely.

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Side Note: All this talk of “you’re never alone even when you’re by yourself” doesn’t mean you should strive to be alone more and that you shouldn’t seek out people ever. Abraham say:
“We’re not trying to talk you into being alone.
We just want you to understand that you don’t need to be
with anyone else to have full alignment.
And in full alignment, others who have full alignment will join you.”

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Abraham Hicks on Worry

After listening to some Abe videos on the subject of worry, here are some notes summarizing their message as I understood it:

What is worry according to Abraham Hicks?

  • Worry is when you want something – but are thinking about possibilities that are in opposition of it.
    (eg you want to be safe, you want to succeed, you want to make sure you get that thing you want, you want to be liked… but are thinking something in opposition of those)
  • Worry is: “I want this but… I want this but…”
  • Worry is an indicator of where you are on the emotional guidance scale.
  • Worry is an emotional indicator that you’re focused on thoughts that don’t feel good. Your worry leads to an emotion that’s saying “This thought isn’t helping”.
  • So, if worry tells you that your thought isn’t serving you, worry can be seen as an emotional indicator to ease up and soothe yourself
  • Worry is an emotional indicator that you may be slowing down the momentum on what you *do* want.
  • Worry is an indicator that on this particular subject, you have some beliefs that you need to soothe and do some work on.
    Worry may be the tip of the iceberg, and underneath it are other breliefs that need work. For example, behind a worry about public speaking there may be a fear of failure; or behind a worry about being late for something may be a fear of upsetting or displeasing others; so every layer of the onion would benefit from being soothed to make them “less of a big deal” and to make the whole situation easier on you.

How to deal with worry & how to overcome it:

  • Soothe the worries:
    It can be helpful to reach for soothing words that talk yourself down from the worry. You know you’re doing it right when your soothing thoughts lead to feelings of relief.
    Examples soothing phrases:
    - maybe the worst won’t happen
    - even if this goes wrong, it’s not *that* important – I’ll still survive
    - maybe it’ll turn out ok
    - maybe I’ll do well in this
    - people have done this before and have been ok, so I could too.
  • Shift your focus to better-feeling thoughts:
    Focus less specifically on that worry of what could go wrong. Instead, shift your focus in a better feeling direction. Try to focus on:
    - what is working,
    - what can work
    - what the best case situation can be
  • Recall positive memories:
    Recall times well things go well (for you or for others). Recall times when everything usually works out just fine. It is rare that something goes wrong.
  • Positive affirmations:
    Sometimes these can work, for example:
    - No matter what, I will work it out.
  • Practice:
    Practice self-soothing, positive focus and the above techniques more and more over time.
    The first time you do it, it may be tricky to come up with the words but the more you do it the better you get at it.
    The more you do it the  better you get at reducing worry over time.
  • Shift your focus to something else entirely:
    If thoughts on the subject are too charged and there’s too much momentum going about them so that every time you try to think of the positive end of the stick you still feel some discomfort because it’s still activating the “unwanted” end of the stick, then either shift your focus onto something else entirely or take drastic action like:
    - Take a nap
    - Go to sleep for the day
    - Go meditate

The result of taking these steps to overcome worry is that you:

  • Train your Faith that everything is working out for you (even before you see evidence of this).
  •  Train your optimism. Your Source knows that what you want is “there” if you just line up with the wanted end of the stick rather than with the unwanted. The vibration of the positive end of the stick is there – you just have to train yourself to hear it more often. This takes desire and a willingness to try.
  • Train your vibration consistently to vibrate at a better-feeling place. The happier you are more consistently, the less you worry.
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What is fear according to Abraham Hicks

Fear lets you know that your point of attraction is currently focused on what you don’t want rather than focusing on what you DO want. Fear shows your focus is focused on the worst case situation that you don’t want to happen.

For example: Let’s say someone is afraid of getting into a relationship.
Their fear lets them know that their point of attraction is on what they don’t want to happen if they are in a relationship.
For example, maybe when they think of relationships ,the dominant thoughts and focus are on things like:
- losing freedom
- obligation to do stuff you dont want
- etc.
Because their focus is dominantly on the “what I don’t want” end of the stick, they feel fear when they think of getting into a relationship.

Any bad feeling, like fear, tells you that you are focused on a subject in a way that’s different from what your Source knows about how that experience can be when it’s all working out for you.
Let’s get back to the relationship example:
Your Source knows a relationship can be wonderful. Your Source knows all about the “positive end of the stick” aspects of getting in a relationship: the delicious feelings of togetherness, belonging, acceptance, love, fun, flow, companionship, co-creative joy etc.
Because you have Source within you, there is a vibrational version of you whose focus is all the “wanted” things, and that therefore doesn’t feel fear when it’s focused on this subject.

How to overcome fear?
So you understand what fear is, but how do you overcome it?

1.) Acknowledge that there is a part of you, the Source part of you, that is not afraid of the thing in question, and sees all the positive aspects of the thing.

2.) Acknowledge that the positive end of the stick exists

3.) Focus on the positive things on the subject and allow some momentum to gather about these.

“Find little pieces of something, that feel entirely different than fear. And we´d practice them, until they are so active in our vibration, that even “scary” things don´t scare you! “
- Chicago 6/4/11, from the clip “Abraham Hicks: desires to move through fear”

eg in terms of relationships, acknowledge that there’s a positive end of the stick – wanted things, like flow, fun, steadiness, a feeling of acceptance, love, home, safety, security, belonging, togetherness etc etc.

4.) Soothe the negative beliefs on this subject. Try to find reasons why the negative things might not happen, why they might not be true. Is it possible that they won’t happen? Katie Byron likes to ask of fears “is it *really* true?” Does it have to be true? Is there any case in which the negative thing might not happen?

5.) Practice your new positive thoughts to turn them into a more positive belief: As you catch yourself thinking a negative thought on the subject you are fearful of, pivot yourself into a more positive place; catch yourself and pivot repeatedly, you start to train yourself into a new habit of behaviour that is more in tune with your true inner guidance and feels better. Practise, practise, practise!

Note: If in your “work” to focus positively you notice discomfort, or if you find thoughts that ares “off in the bushes” steer your thoughts in an easier-feeling, more believable-feeling, better-feeling place.
Sometimes it’s a good idea to get off the topic and come back to it when you’re in a fresh, clearer mood; starting from a different vibrational set-point, so try working on feeling better on this subject when you’re in the vibrational place that’s more open to working on it.
(Until then, maybe focus on other subjects :) )

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How to Raise your Vibration – Abraham Hicks

How to Raise your Vibration is a similar question to:
- How to connect to Source
- How to feel a desired feel-good feeling
- And How to get into the Receiving Mode or State of Allowing

I just listened to this great Abraham Hicks recording about how to raise your vibration and thought I’d sum up the take-home method here:

1.) Acknowledge to yourself that you have the power to change your vibration

You can do this by making affirming Statements of your power:
- My vibration is indicated to me by the emotions that I feel to help me know when it’s time to work on raising my vibration.
- The non-ideal vibration I’m on right now is not a big deal because
- I have control over my vibration; I can change this vibration any time I want.
- My vibration is controlled by the thoughts I think.
My vibration is effected by my focus.
- Yes, it’s a gradual process to change my vibration, but it’s alright, I’m on my way to raising my vibration. Seeing progress (via the things I interact with and manifest) is fun.

2.) Make the intention to put your focus on thoughts and things more deliberately.

3.) Slow down momentum on negative thoughts when they come up by:
- introducing soothing thoughts
- Don’t engage in conversations about things you want to inactivate. If you hear others talking about it, don’t join in.
- lack of attention to negative thoughts (eg stop talking about what you dont want) and pivoting to other things.
- When you catch yourself going a negative thought and catch it – appreciate the catching with thoughts like “I’m getting better at this deliberate thinking thing! I’m slowing down momentum on things I dont want better and better.”
- Be easy with yourself if you catch yourself thinking something you dont want to think. (Being mad at yourself / resisting doesnt help – it makes things worse). Be kind, understanding, soothing to yourself.

4.) Try to pay attention to feel-good moments – notice them more, then milk them
Rather than MAKING yourself feel better (which is efforting) – it may be easier to wait till a moment when you do feel better and milk it.
When you find yourself feeling good (which happens every day for at least a moment) – then be aware when you’re having one of those moments, and then milk it. Milking a positive vibration is practising that vibration. And the more you practice it , the easier it is to sustain it.
Example of a way to milk a positie moment: explain to yourself why it feels good.
eg I think I’m feeling good because my chair is so comfy, and the air is so warm and pleasant, and I’m feeling comfortable in my body; my stomach is satisfied to just the right amount, and i have pretty things around me – see how pretty object X is? and see how great object Y is? etc etc
Practice this feeling to know it thoroughly.

5.) Reach for better feeling thoughts:
- Thoughts of appreciation – milking the positive things in the world around you
- Thoughts of wanted things
- Memories of good times you’ve had in the past
- Hold focus on a positive word.
- Hold focus on a positive feeling eg Ease, Appreciation
- Thoughts of eagerness for what’s to come: eg
I’m eager to see what inspiration will come when my vibration riases; i’m eager to line up with what source thinks – curious to know what it thinks! i’m eager to see what interactions and manifestations i’ll have when my vibration raises
- Thoughts that activate new beliefs that serve you

(Related to the previous point)
6.) Use positive intentions & affirmations if you resonate with them
- eg “wouldn’t it be nice if…”
- eg Affirmations for connecting with Source and with the fullness that is you, like:
“I want to know the fullness of who I am.
So, guide me closer in any step today, to a fuller recognition
of what I´ve been asking for, and who I really am.”

7.) Put your focus on positive things by engaging in activities that feel good and automatically make it easier to make your vibration softer and better-feeling.
Spend time doing things that raise your vibration:
- pet your dog
- go for a walk in nature
- take a soothing shower or bath
- do things that soften your vibration and raise it; take you to a softer place -
All these help the feel-good vibration gather momentum.

8.) Use Meditation to gather positive momentum:
Once you’ve taken a few steps to get onto a slightly better feeling disc / vibration, use meditation to anchor that feeling for longer to help you stay on that disc for longer and to help that better-feeling-vibration gain momentum.
The more momentum the better-feeling vibration has, the more the details will fill in – the more inspiration will come. The better it gets, the better it gets.

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Doing things for External Rewards vs doing things for deeper reasons

A few thoughts on needing rewards: and whether you can feel good without them:

Rewards are always nice. It’s great to get a monetary reward in exchange for doing a job, or to experience someone rewarding you with a compliment when you do a good deed, or do something well.
It’s also fun to consume rewards that uplift and make us feel good, be it a chocolate treat, or indulging in watching your favourite tv show, movie or youtube video that feels feel-good while you’re watching it and feeds the reward centres of your brain. All of these rewards are external stimuli that feel good. Fleetingly and conditionally, but they do feel good.

But with external rewards such as these comes the other side: if you don’t get the reward, the external validation, the external appreciation, the positive vibes of the thing you’re consuming – then you don’t feel good. You miss it. It’s also quite addicting – you want MORE of that external thing that makes you feel good, because without it, you’re left with this empty feeling; a nothingness that doesn’t feel good, that you don’t know how to fill.

So external reward feels good when you get it (while you’re consuming the reward), but when it’s not there, you’re always left back in square 1. The question is, can square one feel more fulfilled and a happier place even when all the external rewards are not there to fill the void?

Could there be a way to feel good, in a deeper way than from getting rewards like a chocolate or watching a youtube video or winning a competition?
Could there be a different kind of reward that’s deeper, more sustainable and less reliant on external things.. a reward that comes more from within?

Abraham quotes on this:
“It is more rewarding in the moment to radiate the pure essence of who you are than to stand in the void of it and try to suck it from every place.”
“When you came here you intended to create a pure passageway to let that pure essence flow in.”
“You can gather stuff to try and fill that void but there is never any satisfaction from it.”

Maybe you don’t need to choose between either external or internal – mabe it’s ok to consume external rewards, as long as it’s balanced and not the only way you rech for feeling good. There has to be that internal sense of self-satisfaction there as a foundation too to keep you balanced and feeling good in a more stable, sustainable way.

How do you reach that internal sense of self-satisfaction?

  • Make friends with the “empty void”: (/ with the present moment)
    - practicing presence without judgement: allowing yourself to “just be” with that stillness; that nothingness; that void, without judgement and seeing that it’s not so bad – or in time, maybe finding somethign to like and appreciate about that quiet stillness. Find the peace and calm that is there rather than resisting it or criticizing it for being too still or boring. Find the good in it. I think that’s what Eckhart Tolle might say.
  • Make friends with yourself:
  • Be Nice to yourself: This includes getting good sleep, playing more, allowing yourself to be playful, treating yourself well, looking for positive aspects, reaching for better-feeling thoughts, soothing yourself
  • reach for better-feeling thoughts until you get into a higher vibration which is the receptive mode from where you are more in tune with Source and with Source’s knowing of all that is feel-good and self-satisfying.
  • - practice tuning into self-love, self-appreciation. You don’t need the external validation that you are of value or worthy of being loved – practice knowing that you are worthy. How do you practice this?  appreciating things in yourself often, (your talents, your good points & qualities) and reinforcing/ strengthening that – eg via list of positive aspects
  • - allowing yourself to express yourself and create stuff, and then appreciate the things you’ve made without judgement – just practice appreciating the things you make.
  • Make space to hear Source:
    - stop talking about the negative stuff so that you can listen to your source and hear the positivity it has to share – you gotta stop broadcasting so that you can receive
    - practice getting into the receptive mode (meditation etc) to help you receive inspired inspiration for things to do that come from a deeper place than “just wanting a reward”
  • - Reach for rewards that aren’t external – like the reward of enjoying to learn something new, the reward of exploring something new, the reward of understanding something in a new way, the reward of feeling like you’re adding to the expansion of the world & to source (regardless of whether results are positive or negative – it all leads to expansion)
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What makes you like vs dislike an activity? – Abraham Hicks perspective

When you love and enjoy an activity, it’s usually because you’re *not* thinking resistant thoughts when you do it. You’re usually in a state of flow, just enjoying the doing with a quiet mind, or even with an appreciating mind (eg “This is going well! This is looking great!” etc). This is why things like listening to music, reading or watching tv can feel good – because it gives you a break from resistant thoughts.

When you dislike an activity, it’s usually because you’re possibly thinking resistant thoughts when you do it. (eg “This isn’t going well, I’m rubbish at this, why can’t I do it better?” etc)

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Just read this post by WellBeing on the Abe Forum and had an aha moment when I read this bit: “The action isn’t why you love it. You love it because you’re not usually thinking your resistant thoughts when you do it. That’s why it feels like love to you.

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Let Curiosity overpower Fear: Let Curiosity Drive You

Paraphased from the book Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert:

“Creative living… [is] living a life that is driven more strongly by curiosity than by fear.”

For example, a 40 year old woman remembered loving figure skating as a teenager and despite enjoying it, she’d abandoned it because at the time she was told she wasn’t good enough to be truly great at it (and why bother if you can’t be the best at it?), so she focused her efforts elsewhere.

Now, as a middle aged woman, she was listless, restless and did some soul-searching for ways to reconnect with joy. She remembered that the last time she really connected with that joy was when she doing figure skating as a youth, and was curious to see if she still loved it.

Part of her had fear: she was self-conscious of being a middle aged woman on the ice again.

But a bigger part of her was curious.

She was driven more strongly by her curiosity than by her fear. And the result? She reconnected with something that gives her great joy to this day.

“She discovered that skating is still the best way for her to unfold a certain beauty and transcendence within her life that she cannot seem to access in any other manner. And she would like to spend as much time as possibl ein such a state of transcendence while she is still here on earth.
That’s all.
That’s what I call creative living.”

Colorful Abstract Art Geometric Pattern inspirational saying motivational saying let curiosity drive you forward

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What are you curious about?

- Curious to see if you’ll enjoy a certain hobby you’ve always wanted to try eg learning to play the harp
- Curious to see if you’ll be a natural, naturally good at a certain skill eg dancing
- Curious to see if you can learn a certain skill to a certain level and achieve certain results eg learning to take beautiful photography
- Curious to see if you can do something you want to do, eg write that book / screenplay – climb that mountain
- Curious to really, really experience BIG LOVE
- Curious to see if you can find that feel-good, loving relationship you dream of
- Curious to see if you can find like-minded people to you in the world
- Curious to see different places, countries, famous sites & sights etc in the world
- Curious to taste different specific foods you’ve heard about or are wondering about
- Curious to experience certain experiences

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What motivates you?

Examples of things that can motivate you to do anything (a job, a hobby, start a business, anything):

  • Curiosity
  • joy of learning about new things = joy of expansion & growth, and the joy & satisfcation of approaching Mastery (=intrinsic motivation?)
    - Richard Branson says: “These days, one of my goals is to keep challenging myself. I see life as one long university education, in place of the one I never had — every day I learn something new.”
    - I found this passage about Bill Gates: “Growing up Bill Gates was genuinely interested in mucking around with technology. [...] So initially, at least, the technology itself motivated him.”
  • joy of exploring new things = joy of expansion & growth (=intrinsic motivation?)
    This could be exploring physical places and having physical experiences, or exploring ideas in the mental realm.
    Examples: Richard Branson says: “I thrive on new challenges. I’m always excited about offering innovative solutions to common problems, even when it means that we’ll be breaking into new industries.”
  • joy of understanding things in a new way – aha moments = joy of expansion & growth (=intrinsic motivation?)
  • satisfaction of meeting a set goal that you believe in, and seeing positive results from your efforts.  (=extrinsic motivation?)
    Warren Buffett sums up the satisfaction you can get from goals well when he advises: “Don’t just go for safe projects, take on the really tough problems.” Because solving big problems is a lot more satisfying than solving sure-thing safe little ones!
    Wealth, success (in a chosen field or project), fame, fulfilling parental goal-oriented dreams or your own goal-oriented dreams are all such goals.
    Why is this satisfying? Because you prove to yourself you can do stuff; you prove to yourself just how amazing you are and that feels good.
    Examples of goals could be:
    - A goal to do something to a level that makes you proud: Richard Branson says the best motivator is to be building a business you’re proud of. He says. “This has always been a motivator for me, from my Student magazine days, through to our latest start-ups today.”
    - Steve Jobs said: ” the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. ”
    - Bill Gates had a goal of putting a computer in every home on every desk.
    - Goals that are inspired by seeing what other people around you have achieved.
    Richard Branson says that by meeting other successful people it helps motivate him to do more. He said: “They accomplished so much in their respective fields that spending time with them made me think about what I might do in mine. Afterward, I was more motivated than ever to do the best possible job in my own business.”
  • satisfaction in receiving praise, admiration & appreciation (=extrinsic motivation)
    Why is this satisfying? Because you it helps you connect with the truth of how great you truly are and that feels good.
  • satisfaction in feeling you have something of value to give (advice, ideas, something uniquely yours creatively, etc)
    Why is this satisfying? Because you it helps you connect with the truth of how great you truly are and that feels good.
  • satisfaction of feeling that you are doing something meaningful by taking part in Meaningful Activities.
    This often involves being part of a larger story, in the service for the greater good.
    Why is this satisfying? Because you it helps you connect with the truth of how great and powerful you truly are and that feels good.
    - Richard Branson says he is motivated by wanting to try “to take full advantage of my days and make the world a better place for our generation and generations to come, and that gives me more energy…. I’m deeply committed to initiatives that tackle global issues – from climate change, to the failed war on drugs, to abolishing the death penalty.”
    - Elon Musk also is motivated by making the world a better place. He says: “I’m just trying to think about the future, and not be sad.”
    - Mark Zuckerberg has said that for him facebook is meaningful becuase “For me and my colleagues, the most important thing is that we create an open information flow for people. ”
    - Bill Gates does a lot of philanthropy work these days because he believes this is meaningful. He says: “Our foundation is teaming up with partners around the world to take on some tough challenges: extreme poverty and poor health in developing countries, and the failures of America’s education system. We focus on only a few issues because we think that’s the best way to have great impact, and we focus on these issues in particular because we think they are the biggest barriers that prevent people from making the most of their lives.” He does his work because he believes “we can help every person get the chance to live a healthy, productive life.”
    - Many wealthy people who no longer have to be motivated by things like making money, do a lot of philanthropy work because they believe it is meaningful.



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