I listen to a lot of people talk, and it's crazy, but I hear so many people define their reasoning behind wanting to be successful as "the need to prove people wrong". In a generation motivated by "haters" it is not very hard to see why many of us don't get to where we are trying to go.
As I've stated in a previous post, the universe focuses on our intentions more so than our actual actions. Anything motivated by negativity will only yield a negative outcome. This is why it is important to make sure that we are doing things for the right reasons.
We can use parenting as an example. If you strive to be a good parent, it should be because you want the best for your children....not because you don't want to make the same mistakes that your parents did. If your intention is negative, then your result will be negative. You will simply attract the exact outcome that you are saying that you don't want. This is why it is important to focus on what you do want, rather than what you don't want. Anything that you place emphasis on, the universe will bring into your life, be it good or bad. Energy goes where attention flows.
Another example is when we want to be successful in our career endeavors. I'm sure that everyone wants to achieve all of their goals...but everyone does not have the same motivations. Have you ever heard the phrase, "success is the best revenge"? That's cool and all, but why are you motivated by revenge? You're motivated by negativity, which in turn, will bring even more negativity your way.
It's important to be motivated by all of the right things. When we are motivated by positivity, we will attract even more positivity. +++++++++
What's your motivation?