Are you doing it for the cause, or because you want the applause?

If you’ve ever met a (good) servant, there are a few things you’d notice right off the back: they’re committed, hardworking and shy away from attention. They steer clear of the limelight, because their goal is not to be seen, but to help. Doing it for the cause is their “why”, so they don’t have a need to be “thanked” for it.

On the other hand, you have those who are fame vultures and will stop at nothing to be recognized, even if it means putting on a facade, just so they can receive the applause. There’s nothing that motivates them more than attention, and they’ll stop at nothing to get it. Besides, it’s their lifeline, and without it, they’d be non-existent.

Automatically, you can see the clear distinction between the two. One is fueled and driven by what they can do for others, while the latter is accelerated by what others can do for them. Are you going to go the rest of your life looking for attention, or would you rather bring “attention” to a matter that needs it?

What are you doing “it” for? Is it because you love what you do, or you love the praise you get for doing it?

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

One response to “Are you doing it for the cause, or because you want the applause?”

  1. As always, well said and cleverly done ✅

    Liked by 1 person

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