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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Via Daily Dharma
How to Develop Motivation | May 6, 2015
In Buddhist thinking, motivation is a matter of desire, more specifically the desire to act accompanied with a sense of purpose.
Say, in the case of being more compassionate, it's by making emotional
connection with compassion and its objectives that we arouse in
ourselves the desire to act. And it's through seeing the benefits that
we acquire a sense of purpose in being more compassionate.
- Thupten Jinpa, "Turning Intention into Motivation"