Love Motivates

Strong feelings are frequently the root of action. In my last blog entry, I wrote how fear motivates. The same can be said for love – love motivates. In truth, any and all feelings could prove powerful enough to move you to action. Or, like the fight or flight response, could freeze you in your tracks and make you hold your tongue.

Love as a motivating force might stem from your love to another, your desire to find love or to hold on to the love you have. Your actions also apply to love of self. You can ask from a position of deeply felt love as you might during a marriage proposal. Your desires come from your needs as a human and from your ego.

Your love could allow you to make sacrifices for one person that you would never make for another. Sacrifices are what you ask of yourself, though you might not consciously think of it that way.

What else do you ask of yourself in the name of love? What is the point where decisions of your heart take precedence over the decisions made with your head? Ask yourself if these heart/head decisions seem in balance for you. If not, what benefit do you receive by favoring one over the other?

Author/speaker Janet F. Williams is a high-end sales professional, sales trainer and coach for personal and professional development. She speaks on topics contained in her award-winning book “You Don’t Ask, You Don’t Get” to businesses, networking groups, non-profits, book clubs and more. For more information or to buy the book, please visit: and

4 Responses to “Love Motivates”

  1. David
    October 22nd, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    I’m never quite sure about the ‘heart/head’ divide. Where in the ‘heart’ do feelings or intelligence or right action reside?

    Isn’t the heart mostly a pump and curiously a metaphor? It’s is perhaps a representation by location in the body for the limbic pre-rational brain that has more in common with lizards than with human awareness. Why? By proximity, the adrenalin discharge of fear demands action, often with no time for reaction. The right action has to be pre-programmed to override impulsion. This preparation is onerous and rarely demonstrated. We evolved from those who reacted ‘rightly’ and succeeded in propelling their chromosomes into the next generation, not those who pondered too long, got separated from the herd, and became fodder to the wilderness.

    Love is as mysterious as the dark side of the moon. It’s the reason many continuously attempt to describe and assess its qualities. I assume the job is incomplete, otherwise there would be less ‘new’ material seeking to surround and lay bare what is essentially an ephemeral ideal and, apparently, the most exalted of emotions.

    So when one is asking for love, just what IS a person to seek?

  2. Janet F. Williams
    October 22nd, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Many people feel emotion in their chest or throat. Not sure math or logic hide anywhere.

  3. January 26th, 2011 at 5:55 am

    so amazing!!! this is exactly the kind of stuff i am looking for :)thanks for this

  4. April 28th, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Love is not so common and cheap as many folks think. However, it should be our all life’s lesson to aspire. Only Jesus Christ could stand as our role model to love. Rev. David Tes King

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