After watching the live stream of meeting between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and students from Emory University, India, I extremely appreciated and strongly agreed with one of many points he showed the students. That is Good Motivation.
One of them gave His Holiness one question about value of success. “As Americans, we grew up in the capital society where competition is value and success is measured in material gains. You present a different measure of success based on kindness and basic human values. How can we pursue success in a way also generally benefits other people?”
His response made a strong influence on me. Either good or bad things mainly comes from goal and motivation. Motivation is a key factor. He gave an example that when we see many children in Africa are starving and dying, we really want to help them. But the thing is we have to have so much money. Therefore, if you have a good motivation that you earn so much money, then share and help people, it becomes a good success.
In fact, we, human being, spend so much time to think about ourselves. “I want a big house, a nice car, a beautiful wife, and a luxury life.” Hence, we struggle to work and earn so much money. Yes, if that motivation is strong enough, things would happen in a satisfied way. However, these things only serve your physical body, not your soul. Image that you share your delicious you have got to beggars on the street, or You buy an orphan boy a nice clothes. These things are so wonderful, aren’t they?
I could say I deeply understand my motivation is a good thing that I have ever had, that is I love making other people smile, and of course, I would struggle myself to implement my motivation.