Profits Over Purpose or Purpose Over Profits??: What Really Motivates Us???


A friend forwarded this really interesting animated video on what really motivates us.

Personally, I could completely relate to it. Perhaps it doesn’t make much sense that I write about what my take on this theory before you’ve had a chance to watch the video as well. I’ll save my thoughts for another post.

Check out the video and let me know what you think.

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6 Responses to Profits Over Purpose or Purpose Over Profits??: What Really Motivates Us???

  1. Hanna Wilbur says:

    Love this video. Yes, purpose… let me think first what to comment 🙂

    • For me, Purpose of helping others has always been a driving factor. Of course, one also needs money to survive today. But there’s only so much Money can make one work. Maybe money motivates one to work from the mind making him/her do a mechanical task/physical labor… but that is where “service to others” factor leaves money-driven motivation behind. It comes from the heart and smells strong of passion.

      • Hanna Wilbur says:

        I believe in the power of ikhlas (read ‘ihlas’). It means doing something voluntarily, not asking for anybody to give anything, only wanting to be rewarded by God. This doesn’t mean we don’t get paid, but when we do something and focus on perfection or elevating ourself and doing a good job at it (credibility, and so on), money will follow.

        Money follows, not the other way around. But, if we choose to chase after money (or whatever we think of wealth) first, we might get that, but doesn’t necessarily mean we also get happiness, a calm heart, and/or a full heart.

        Thanks for this one :).

      • Very well said my dear Hanna, money follows passion. chasing after money only leaves us out of energy :). Thanks for sharing your thoughts, much appreciate it.

  2. Hanna Wilbur says:

    Hey, I came across this post. Might wanna see it. http://timragan.wordpress.com/2011/01/31/collaborative-consumption/

  3. Pingback: Acts of Kindness is Everyday « Hanna Wilbur's

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