What motivates you to work hard and to be a better person!

@rjvb26 (2518)
Philippines
November 12, 2009 7:46am CST
My family motivates me to be a better person and as much as possible do bad things even if we are having a hard time on the present economic situation. My family and my goals in life motivates me to work hard in order for me to be a successful individual someday and an individual whose goals focuses not only for self but to help others. To be an individual that can help the society progress and not the one who will destroy it.
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29 responses
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
Doing something good gives us a kind of peace and a feeling of positive energy in our hearts. Working hard is necessary for us to achieved our heart's desire without being answerable to anybody else. the feeling of satisfaction comes from knowing that all we have are the fruit of our own hands, the product of our labor. So, let us not stop doing this, and let us influence our children to do the same. Good Luck!
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
That is a very very very good response my friend! Thank yous o much and i hope to see your name in my future discussions.
• Philippines
6 Feb 10
thanks, thanks.... i'll just see you around too... Take care!
• Boston, Massachusetts
12 Nov 09
Hi RJ, What keeps me going is my family too. They are my source of inspiration and strength. Life is hard but they keep it easier for me. They always brighten my day. Their hugs and kisses energize me and sustain my motivation to continue working hard and appreciating life because i know i have a family ever loving and supportive of me!
@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
Our family always brighten up our day! That is why our family is very motivating! We need to keep them happy all the time and making them happy makes us feel better and that motivates us to work hard.
• Boston, Massachusetts
13 Nov 09
that's my ultimate goal in life...to make my family happy in this complex world...WE CAN MAKE EACH OTHER HAPPY! I know you do the same thing too! Have a great weekend!
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
That's great! I am often motivated by my family and my dreams in life also. Since I want to achieve those dreams, I often feel like I really have to work hard, hard, hard!:)
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
Very good, work hard for the family. I am sure you will be a successful individual.
• Malaysia
13 Nov 09
Many things motivates me to become a better person. The first one would be the God. His words always motivate me to do good things and help other people. The second is my girlfriend who always advice me whenever I did anything wrong. She would never miss to give advices whenever she sees a chance for me to make any improvement. She change me a lot and make me a better person. The third one is my family. I must become a good person so that my parents would be proud with me. I like to see their happy face when they are proud with me. Although they never say "I'm proud of you, son" but I will know it when they does. The forth one is my friends, they always praise me whenever I did something good. They always praise me for being hardworking and that motivates me a lot. The last one, of course is my goal of life.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
Wow that is very good! You are lucky to have people like them in your life, anyway thank you so much for the response, i hope to see you respond to my future topics.
@getbrowser (1715)
• China
13 Nov 09
to be a better person - if I can be a better person, all people around me may benefit from my success, which is helpful to the society too.
There are many factors to motivate us to work hard to be a better person. When it comes to the motivation of life, I guess different people have different answers from different angles. Of courses, among all factors that motivate us to be successful, money may be the major one, which is really a necessity of our daily life. Besides, for me, love, family and dream are all my motivation to work hard and enjoy a better life. When I am working hard, then I can earn more money and have money to buy a big house and get married with my girlfriend. At the same time, I can help my parents enjoy a better life if I am successful someday. In fact, if I can be a better person, all people around me may benefit from my success.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
I am hoping for your success! I wish you the best! I know that someday you will be a successful human being and your goals in life will be achieved! Two thumbs up!
@happy2512 (1266)
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
My family is the reason why I wanted to work hard & trying to meet both ends so that I can answer there needs & sometimes not too often their wants. Especially my mother I want to pay her back everything that she did for me & my family that's why it sadden me whenever she's out of budget or needed something & she has no money. It breaks my heart seeing her that way. I hope you get my point.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
O i really do, seeing your love one like that is really a pain in everyone's heart. And i think that motivates you to work hard. You are an example of a very good person. Thank you so much for your response.
@rosey19 (952)
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
I am motivated to work for my family. I already 3 kids and I want them to have a brighter future. All my efforts are for them, even if I had to sacrifice my own happiness just to provide them with their needs.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
You are a very responsible parent your kids are happy to have you as their parent. You already have three that must be hard, i already have two kids and you know, it's hard but the hardships are worth it, specially when i see them appreciate what i am doing and i see them smile. Thank you so much for your response.
@BART78 (2932)
• Canada
13 Nov 09
i'm always motivated with my wife and our future dreams, just seeing her happy and smiling keeps me motivated everyday...all of my complaints will be behind my back and push forward and forward!
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
Go forward and achieve your dreams, for a better future for your family. That motivations, made me see that you are a very responsible person to your family. Thank you so much for the response and happy mylotting.
@Tuanshun (138)
• China
13 Nov 09
I'm still single, and i'm going to get married this year end. I think the most important thing motivates me to work hard is I ought to be responsible to my parents and my future family of my own. Secondly, to live decently and meaningfully is another motivation for me to work hard.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
Congratulations to you! Wow, your parents must be proud of you, thinking of your future motivates so much. Best wishes, have a nice day.
• United States
13 Nov 09
I think all the usual things, like family, goals, money, my faith, those things. But I think my biggest driving factor is probably just a sense of who I am. Hard to explain, but I feel there have been a lot of things I did because I was expected to, or because that label or limitation was placed on me at some point. I feel like I sort of know the 'real me' under all that, and my motivation is to ultimately be myself and do the things and live the way that I believe is truly authentic to me.
@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
yes it is hard to explain because you cant see it, and that is called intrinsic motivation.
• United States
13 Nov 09
sometimes it's hard to find motivation in someone or something else. sometimes you have to dig way down deep and find the motivation within yourself. i'm motivated around christmas to make money so that it can be wonderful for my children. but if i have to walk ten miles with my best friend she might be my source of motivation at the time. I'm just saying that motivation can come from a lot of sources and i take it where i can get it.
@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
Looks like your motivation comes from two types, intrinsic and the extrinsic motivation. Thank you so much for that very warm response, and i hope to see your name in my future posts, happy mylotting.
@bentoyhk (202)
• Hong Kong
13 Nov 09
I used to go out and stay outside instead of staying home before I get married. My son motivates me and I have a big change. I sense that I need to change because I become a mother and I must take care of him very well. I divorce with my husband when my son was 3 years old. I feel very hard at that time. Although I am depressed, I need to work much hard than before because of our living.
@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
Your family are lucky to have you! Thank you so much!
@czy6688 (27)
• China
13 Nov 09
when we were child ,our parent ask us to be a kind man ,well now i dont know what motivate ,maybe listen too much
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
O i see maybe the one that motivates you is unnoticeable, maybe it is a intrinsic motivation.
@wahmivy (778)
• Philippines
12 Nov 09
In my case, it's also family. I have a 3-yr-old daughter and I want her to have as many options and opportunities as possible. At the same time, it is also my goal to continue improving myself. Working hard is important in achieving personal goals, like in being a writer. I have to really work at it and not continue putting off my dream of publishing my own book. :)
@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
Wow! We have the same dream actually right now i was thinking to write a book, its just that i do not know what kind of book to write cause i have lots on interest, actually i was thinking of writing a book like harry potter and i was also thinking of writing a book about education and psychology, my goal is to write a book that can help educational and a book like harry potter that will make very person in this world happy. Thank you so much for sharing!
@Hatley (164524)
• Garden Grove, California
12 Nov 09
rjvb myself and I suppose to some extent my son,as I want to be the best person I can be so when I look at myself in the mirror I am not ashamed of me. I have learned lately how to be a survivor and that may be a good lesson for all of us during these tough economic times which we all do face. After all we do not have to have all the latest electronic gadjets much as we may desire them. If we have to choose between a lot of new this and thats, it is best to choose to pay your bills and have money for food,rent and utilities first. the gadjets can come later.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
You are right specially at the current situation of the world economy we need to learn how to satisfy our selves and that satisfaction will make us a better person. We have the same motivation, it is our family. Thank you so much for this wonderful response! Hope to see more of your response to my future topics!
12 Nov 09
only thing which keeps me straight is fear of god..dont want to go to heeelllll.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
Thank you so much for the response! So what keeps you a better person is your fear of God, how bout the one that motivates you?
• United States
12 Nov 09
I have to say the samething. My motivation is my family especially my kids. I've put my goals to the side at this moment because I need to focus on my family and their needs like things of clothes, food, shelter, etc. the main things in life right that is had to come by especially with the way things are going. but my family is my means of focus.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
We are most likely the same, my kids and my wife are the ones who motivates me to do good things, work hard and become a better person. Cause if we will not work hard our family will eat nothing, specially on the present situation of world.
@vandana7 (66816)
• India
12 Nov 09
Hi rjvb, I've seen some family friends being neglected and ill-treated by their children. So I have sort of pre-programmed myself never to be in that situation. Am I a better person? Well, that is a relative statement, I might be worse, as well. LOL. But, when compared to about 25 percent of individuals, I'd say, I am a better person, I dont like being a free-loader. So I guess, I am better than a few. :) But I think I associate being a better person with superior intellect. So I can only be as good as my brain can guide me. :)
@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
Hello vandana7, very meaningful answer! Thank you so much for the response! Enjoy!
• Philippines
12 Nov 09
I worked hard because of my parents and friends and also my ambition to be financially free someday so I can have a flexible time in doing the things I wanted to things and help other people who are in need.
@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
The ambition to be a successful person! Wow! Thank you so much for the response!
• Philippines
12 Nov 09
My family would be the main reason I'm motivated but other than the one that motivates me more is the eager to be independent and earn my own money and not be a burden in our family even if I'm still studying. That's why as early as now I'm trying to learn how to get extra income in earning programs here on the internet, and hoping I'll be successful, not being rich, but achieving my goal to help my family in financial problems.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
being a successful and independent individual is the one that motivates you, and i think that is also the reason why you are becoming a better person.