Satisfied Needs Do Not Motivate

Satisfied Needs Do Not Motivate.

Do they?

This is a tricky mid-life crisis question, I think.

How do we come to mid-life, most of us anyway, and wake up one day, look in the mirror and ask, “How did I get here?  Where am I?  Who am I?  Where did all my childhood dreams go?”

Maybe our “needs” shifted.  Maybe our desire to satisfy our needs took a turn when we had so many, we couldn’t decide what to focus on, so we focused on what society was throwing in our face.

I’m not wise enough to know the answer.

All I know is that I feel like I still have valuable time left on this planet, and I want to make a difference.

Mother Theresa said, “If you can’t do great things, do small things with great love”.

At mid-life, I’ll take solace in that.

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.