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Are You Motivated By Love or Fear? It’s Time to Decide

Everyone experiences love and fear at different points in their lives. When you’re young, your emotions are incredibly raw and reactive, so you experience these feelings more intensely than as an adult. This is because your emotional brain is still maturing (and is therefore not always operating at peak efficiency). However, that everyone experiences both emotions doesn’t make them equivalent. Fear is a natural response to potentially life-threatening situations, whereas love is a positive emotion that stems from being attracted to someone – it’s not something that usually terrifies us. Based on this, which one do you feel most motivated by? Do you operate under the assumption that there’s no wrong answer or are you unsure about that? Let’s look at some answers…

Fear and Motivation

Fear motivates most people; this is because it’s a very basic emotion that connects us with our survival instincts. When you’re in a dangerous or uncertain situation, you don’t know what the outcome will be, so the brain automatically triggers a fear response to make us ‘run for our lives – it’s a protective, instinctual emotion. When you operate from this mindset and constantly seek motivation to keep you going in life, you’re actually being motivated by fear. This is because fear is a very negative emotion that’s completely misguided, whereas motivation is a positive force that leads you towards achieving your goals. To be motivated is to be driven, not to be pushed.

Love and Motivation

Love motivates most people; however, many mistakenly base their lives on the assumption that it’s equivalent to fear. We often confuse feelings of attraction and affection with the sense of being ‘pushed’ to succeed in life. What many people don’t realize is that feelings of love and affection differ from feelings of fear. This is because love is a positive emotion that makes you want to bond with someone and create a strong connection with them. Unfortunately, many people confuse feelings of love with feelings of desire, and desire is a very selfish emotion that has nothing to do with what someone else needs. To be motivated by love is to be driven by your desire to bond with someone and create a strong connection with them, but it has nothing to do with pushing them to succeed in life.

The Difference Between the Two

You can easily confuse love and fear and operate from a motivation that’s completely misguided. This is because both are powerful emotions that can make us feel motivated to achieve, but they’re actually very different. Feelings of love are positive and are about wanting to bond with another person and create a strong connection with them; however, feelings of fear are negative and are about wanting to ‘run for our lives. If they confuse the two all the time and operated from a motivation that was completely misguided, there would be an enormous difference between the two. The difference between love and fear would be blurred, and the two would no longer be different enough to each feel strong.

Love or Fear? It’s Time to Make a Decision.

You can easily decide to operate from love and be motivated by feelings of attraction and affection, but you’d need to be careful not to confuse these with feelings of being ‘pushed’ to succeed in life. You can also decide to operate from fear and be motivated by a completely misguided sense of survival. This is the final decision that you have to make and it’s up to you whether you want to make it. If you decide to operate from love and be motivated by feelings of attraction and affection, you’ll need to be careful not to confuse the two. This is because feelings of attraction differ from feelings of ‘pushing’ someone to succeed in life and they’re usually enough to keep you going. If you decide to operate from fear and be motivated by misguided survival instincts, you’ll need to be careful not to confuse the two. This is because survival instincts are completely misguided and you’ll need to be careful not to make them your motivation.

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