Why Are You Doing It?

Lisbeth Essays, Inspiration, Life

Good reasons to do something:

  • You love it.
  • It needs to be done.
  • Your life will be worse if it is left undone.
  • Another life (or many lives) will be improved by you doing it.
  • You will create beauty. (There is never enough beauty in this world.)


Bad reasons to do something:

  • You’ll get revenge.
  • It will make you famous. (Fame for fame’s sake only is often a Pyrrhic victory.)
  • It will make people jealous of you.
  • You’re bored, and you can’t think of anything else to do.


So, this thing you’re about to do? What list does it fall into?


Lisbeth Essays, Inspiration, Life

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