This Really Pushed My Buttons

There aren’t many things I allow to push my buttons however with this is one I am allowing an exception. What are you allowing to push your buttons, to light your fire, to give you the drive to fight everyday for success?

If you want success, then something has to be pushing your buttons. Is it the driving need to change your current situation? Is it the new shiny object your heart desires? Or, is it a better life for you and your family?

The story below really highlights the whole concept of what you are allowing to push your buttons towards success.


This is a story of two brothers. One was a drug addict and a
drunker who frequently beat up his family. The other one
was a very successful businessman who was respected in
society and had a wonderful family.

Some people wanted to find out why two brothers from the
same parents, brought up in the same environment,
could be so different.

The first one was asked, “How come you do what you do?
You are a drug addict, a drunk, and you beat your family.
What motivates you?” He said, “My father.” They asked,
“What about your father?”

The reply was, “My father was a drug addict, a drunk and
he beat his family. What do you expect me to be?
That is what I am.”

They went to the brother who was doing everything right
and asked him the same question. “How come you are
doing everything right? What is your source of motivation?”
And guess what he said? “My father. When I was a little boy,
I used to see my dad drunk and doing all the wrong things.
I made up my mind that that is not what I wanted to be.”

This story has so many powerful messages and it shows anything can be used to push your buttons, to motivate you for success.

Your background or your circumstances do not make you or define who you are. You have a choice and you always had a choice of where you want to be in life.

If you want a different result in your life then, there is only one thing you can do and, that’s changing yourself or your actions. Honestly, there is no escaping this one requirement of change. The only way to kick-start a change by making a choice.


Say your car is old, run down and on its last legs. You are working hard to buy a new car. Which thought is pushing your buttons more towards success?

Is it the inconvenience and distress of having an old card that’s falling apart and, you need your car for work. If the car doesn’t get you to where you are going you don’t get paid for the day.

Or, is the thought a hassle free new car where you are confident you will always make it to work and you aren’t visiting the mechanic more than your favorite coffee shop.

Both angles are valid forms of motivation. The key point is to take action and use as your driving force either what you are going through now or what you will have in the future when you achieve your goal.

Love Peace and Bliss


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