Why do you do what you do?
Why did you spend hours cooking in the kitchen yesterday (or why did you not)?
Why are you out buying the Christmas gifts you’re buying?
Why do you get mad when someone trash talks your favorite athlete?
Or when they criticize your music? Or TV show? Or favorite movie?
Why do you work to make the grades you make?
Why do you take it personally when someone rejects something you’ve worked on for them?
What is driving you?
Is it selflessness, or is there something else lurking there? Some desire to be recognized, appreciated, needed, loved? Not that those are bad things, but if those things are why you’re doing what you’re doing, there will be more problems in the long run than blessings.
So, this holiday season, take time to analyze your motives. Why are you buying those particular presents? Why are you going to yet another Christmas party? Why are you baking another batch of cookies?
What drives you?