A Re-Defining Thought Of Motivation

I was reading Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s most recent book Antifragile: Things that gain from disorder. (Random House 2012) and came across a statement that just made a whole lot of sense to my way of thinking. (I’m paraphrasing)

“More benefit may come not from the pursuit of happiness. Rather, from the avoidance of unhappiness.”

How many of us have looked to add something to our lives to make it better only to find it had little to no effect. When all we needed to do was stop doing or begin avoiding things, people, places, or more that make us unhappy or uncomfortable.

There’s a lot of meaning in the above quote if one will only take the time to truly contemplate it.

© 2013 Mark St.Cyr