Is it okay to be motivated differently towards the same goal?
Is it okay to do the right thing for different reasons?
Passion means you are motivated by your values.
“I am passionate about foster parenting because I believe every child deserves a stable household and a positive role-model.”
Caring means you are motivated by compassion for people.
“I care about foster parenting because children need the love and support of family.”
Loving means you are motivated by the novelty and enjoyment of it all.
“I love foster parenting because it’s so cool to have a new person around the house!”
Have you ever judged someone because they didn’t “care enough” like you, or weren’t “passionate enough” like you? How did that turn out?
Beware not to confuse passion, caring, and loving. They all can inspire the behavior we want, but for different reasons.
Motivation depends on the person, not the goal.
That’s what Seeing People Through is all about. Get yours today.