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What motivates you?

What motivates you?

Yes, I wrote it twice on purpose. Well, what is it? Money? Fame? Public Acknowledgement? Those are pretty sad motivations if it fits you right now. I've never wanted any of those and don't intend to pursue them until they are achieved.

Proud. That's it for me. I want my a family and friends to be proud of the way I live my life. I want them to know I've done more for others than myself. I want God to know that I live for Him and not me. Heard the song lyric that said..."More of you, less of me".....Sums it up pretty good to me!

As some exciting things are coming up, yes, I want them to be successful. I want people to read Jennifer's story and feel touched by it. But I also want a reader, if the book I've been working on ever gets published, to experience a glimpse in my seat. I've been hurt, depressed, deceived, loved, admired, and avoided at times in my life. Every single one of those experiences I would never take away.

What motivates me is to live my life they way God intended me to do so. I don't know why Jennifer was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago and passed away from it. I don't know why people avoid me now like a plague. I realize I'm not the same person as two years ago but I'm working hard to motivate myself to prove people wrong. What I mean by that is standing up tall, speaking truth, and realizing my days are numbered as well. I need to be wise in the way I handle myself in all aspects of my life. The key to this is keeping a positive motivation. Surround myself with positive people and experiences that enrich my life.....Are you doing the same?

James Pinnick
www.jamespinnick.com

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Comment by Carol Scibelli on March 6, 2011 at 11:24am

I can't imagine why people avoid you.  Do they think widowhood is catching?  You seem to be very self aware and really know how you intend to live your life.

Kutos to you. Happy to know you.

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