동기 [dong-gi] (sino-korean)
動 (동) – to move
機 (기) – opportunity; chance
Every result has a reason and a motive. Every existence begins with a motive and then goes through a whole process of development before ending with a result. This is true of all natural phenomena. All of this was not invented by man. It is a fundamental principle of a Heavenly law
Without a cause and a motive, there is no process and no result. First there is a motive and a cause, and then there is a direction.
You must look at yourself and others not in terms of success or failure, but from the intention of your heart. The important thing is whether your motive is selfishness or aspiration for the good. If your heart becomes like God’s heart, all problems will be solved.
We cannot make decisions based on personal motives and live only for ourselves. At the same time, we need to keep our heart unchanged until the very end. Our motivation must not be influenced by relative factors related to history, to the circumstances of our lives, or to the society in which we live.
Do you intend to devote your life to personal causes or social causes? For whom do you do everything in life: eating, dressing, buying, and selling? For yourself or for others? The question is: Is my life private or public? Another question is: Are my feelings motivated by personal or public interests? This will determine which side we are on–good or evil. Selfish aspirations should not be our motivation.
You must become fruitful people. But what results can there be without motivation? If you are incapable of success, start working even harder and better. Make it possible by being creative.
If you as a leader want people to follow you, you have to invest exactly to the point of awakening the right motivation in them.