Thursday, November 24, 2016

Motivation - a life worth living .....

I once read than when soldiers were building the bridge over the river Kwai they were really excited and motivated because they were building a bridge. 

They were even upset, if you saw the film, when the British commandos came to blow it up because they had spent years building it, even though they were on the same side!  

What the Japanese did to really break the British Troops was to get them to carry big boulders from one side of their prison compound to the other, and when they’d done it (a massive big stack of boulders) they got them to carry them back to the other side of the compound. 
Pointless, repetitive, soul destroying work. 
That’s what cracked them up and gave real psychological pressure.

How do we stay motivated when we do similar jobs every day?  
I’ll tell you what happens to me...... I have always gone out to meet people and chat - hear their stories - spill my story triggered by theirs.
I have always worked, before my freelance days, in residential communities and I could always sit in the cafe/restaurant and chat with somebody who’s perhaps gone through hell in their life, maybe has committed crime, maybe he’s apart from parents, has been hurt by people.  
That is the motivation I get by just asking questions of these special people turns my heart upside down.

YOU make my life worth living - full on !