I think in today's society we know that we can do anything if we put our minds to it. The #1 thing usually stopping us is a lack of motivation. Where does motivation come from? Well motivation can come from lots of different places but for the sake of this blog I'm only going to discuss two; Love & Hate.
In the past whenever I set out to do something (let's say get in shape) it was because I felt I had something to prove. I, like most people, felt the energy of my doubters and wanted to silence them for good. And while their "hate" (imagined or real) proved enough for me to reach my goals it still didn't convert them into supporters of mine. They'd ultimately find something else to not like or critique about me. At that point if I set out again on a quest to prove them wrong I could easily find myself in an unhealthy codependent relationship.
I have a message for anyone out there who subscribes to the motto "Let your haters be your motivators"... If you gas up on hate you'll have an endless source of fuel but, living in reaction to others can also turn you into puppet. DON'T BE A PUPPET!
At the end of the day, one of the biggest mistakes you can make is living your life for others who don't even care about you... I know this sounds cliche but if you're going to do something, do it for yourself and/or because you love it. If you operate on love you won't have any regrets when it's all said and done. Feel free to share what you think about this topic and let us know what motivates you.