A young man approached his mentor and said, “I want to write a book. What should I do?”
The wise man asked him, “Why do you want to write a book?”
He replied, “I want to make money.”
His mentor looked far away, looked at him, and said, “You can make money as an author but if money is your only motivation, maybe this is not for you.”
Our motivations should be more than just money. Tough times will come in the process and the money motivation will not get you through it.
This and other reasons must be rectified and replaced.
Let me share with you two not-so-good reasons and two bad reasons for writing a book.
Not-So-Good Reason 1. To become famous only.
Not-So-Good Reason 2. To become wealthy only.
Bad Reason 1. To spread fake news or information.
Bad Reason 2. To propagate misleading propaganda.
(I explained these reasons in this video: https://youtu.be/elst1CupB2c)
If you try to mislead people to a dark pit, you are the first one who would fall into it. Well, in fact, you mislead people because you have fallen into it already.
So stay on guard. Be alert.
The enemy is lurking looking for ways to lure you.
You have to look away. Away from the wrong reasons.
And start focusing on the good and right reasons. With the right reasons, you will flourish. It may take time, but it will happen.
And the beautiful thing is this: If you go for the right reasons, oftentimes, it comes with side results: money and fame. But wealth and fame will not eat or poison you because your heart is in the right place. You will even use the money and the multitude to further your good cause for the greater good.
Let’s talk about the good and right reasons on the next video.