My Mother and I were talking yesterday about motivation. She said, "whether you do the wrong thing for the right reason or the right thing for the wrong reason, you're still lying to yourself." Ah, that mother-wisdom! Don't you love it! Sometimes it can really hit you hard and make you think.
My Mother's words are a perfect introduction for Part II of the Be Empowered series:
Reflect back on the seven environments mentioned in Part I last week. Consider your motivation in each area: Is it to move toward something positive or are you trying to runaway from a negative? Are you in a relationship because of love or because you don't want to be alone? Do you say "yes" because you genuinely want to be of service or because you want people to like you?
Reference: Essence Magazine, June 2013, Own Your Power series with Lisa Nichols