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Anger or Happiness: Which is more motivating?

Posted on 10. Mar, 2014 by in Business Tips, Motivation, Random Ramblings

Happiness is Motivating?

happiness motivating

Through the years I’ve been a student and fan of many self-help and entrepreneurial books, gurus, events, etc. I’m sure many of you have been and still are as well. I still am.

And if you’ve learned like I’ve learned we are taught to find our WHY. If we dig deep, deep, deep down within ourselves and figure out what our big why is, then we’ll be able to accomplish what we want to accomplish.

Actually, one of my mentors, Bill Walsh, says “If your why is big enough; you’ll figure out the how.”

So, when we’re talking about our WHY’s….it’s really ultimately all about happiness. Right?

Your why could be creating a successful business so your wife doesn’t have to work anymore and you can enjoy quality time with your family from now until forever. Happiness, right?

Your why could be that you want to ultimately build a financial education school for children so they learn all about money and finances and don’t end up like a lot of folks in the U.S. that are living pay check to pay check. If you achieve that why….happiness again, right?

You get what I’m saying here right? Our why’s are usually very happiness oriented.

Even my why’s. For many, many, many years they’ve been happiness oriented. My big why’s are all about my family. And being able to spend the quality time with the people I want to, when I want, where I want and how I want. Happiness again. My why’s also consist of inspiring and motivating people to realize that they do have a choice in their life and they do NOT have to work at a job they hate for the rest of their lives. It’s about teaching passive income to folks so they work because they want to; not because they have to. Happiness again.

But something weird has been happening very recently for me.

Anger is Motivating?

anger motivating

I’ve found recently that I’ve been being motivated even more by anger. Sounds crazy I know. But the more I think about it, I don’t think it’s that crazy.

Here’s the deal; I have something very personal going on in my life and it’s honestly, not something that I’m going to share with the internet world lol Sorry, for all of the nosey nellies out there! But suffice to say it’s very, very personal and it’s reallllllly making me angry. (And yes, Kathy and I are still awesome as usual. I don’t know why people automatically think that at first lol)

Now here comes the crazy part. I’ve been finding lately that this anger that I have has been really motivating for me. I mean motivating for me in several ways. Motivating in my businesses (ATM business, coaching/teaching business, etc.) And it’s been extremely motivating in trying to combat the situation that’s causing the anger.

Just to be clear I’m not talking about the type of anger where you’re like “Oh I’m going to be super duper successful just to show THEM I can do it.” You know because you had these asses in your life that told you how you weren’t going to amount to anything.

I’m talking about something that is EXTREMELY personal. And means a lot. You know what I mean? I don’t quite know how to put it, but just imagine the most important, emotional, personal thing that you possibly can in your life and that’s what I want you to compare it to. Because when you compare that to telling some ass “I told you so” there’s really just no comparison, is there?

Lately, as you can imagine, I’ve been stumped as to why my anger has gotten me so motivated. Productively motivated I might add lol

Is it because this anger is so motivating? Or is it because even though I have this great anger; in the end when all of my anger motivates me to get certain shit done, and then in the end the “issue” disappears (which it WILL disappear) then happiness comes.

So, is it anger that is motivating or is it the underlying happiness that the anger is trying to get to that is motivating?

What do you think? Do you feel you are more motivated by anger or happiness? Why?

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One Response to “Anger or Happiness: Which is more motivating?”

  1. Bill

    10. Mar, 2014

    Anger can MOST definitely be a motivator. I don’t think the motivation is as long-term, but it can certainly cause one to get one’s butt in gear. Ask me how I know this ;)
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