Why do you what you do? Do you ever question your motives? Sometimes our intentions are good, but at other times we only think that they’re good.
I tend to analyze my actions quite a bit, perhaps over-analyze at times. Over the years, I’ve learned that even good things can be done with the wrong intentions.
For example, when a person gives a compliment, why are they giving it? Do they simply want to compliment someone, or do they secretly want a compliment in return? If they’re having a bad day, do they walk around moping because they can’t pull themselves out of it, or because they want attention? When someone’s in pain, do they complain because they can’t keep their agony inside, or do they want to gain sympathy from those around them?
I’ve known people who only buy people gifts, so that they can later bribe them into buying them something in return. People who help others in need, but not because they truly want to help, but because they want to be seen doing it.
Even though I fail at times, sometimes really fail, I endeavor to make my intentions pure. I don’t want to do or say anything for selfish gain or because of the wrong motive. Admittedly due to my own weaknesses and the situation at hand, sometimes that can be easier said than done.
It takes time and a great deal of self-analysis to learn who we are and exactly why we do what we do, because sometimes even we don’t see ourselves clearly.
Me – Who am I? That’s primarily why this blog was initially created. To learn who I am, to better myself, so that I can be a better person for those around me.
Life is a journey, so why not make improvements to the road as we go?