Brian Lee


What is your motivation?

“the best moments in our lives, are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times… The best moments usually occur when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile. Optimal experience is thus something that we make happen.” — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Why do you do what you do despite other comfortable options available to you? You could have continued your career and been promoted to a better-paying position, but you left that behind. While it might have been repetitive, it offered a sense of security. Instead, you chose the wild cards, full of uncertainty. The challenge and excitement always come from answering the question, “Can I?” Can I learn to invest and manage a stock portfolio? Can I grow a startup into a large company? Can I create and market a new product? It may take a lifetime to get the answers to these questions, but that is what makes it fun.

Choosing this path means you get to own everything, both the successes and the failures, because you are taking all the risks. This is exciting because you are not subject to somebody else’s ideas of what is right and wrong. You get to make decisions and be accountable for them. There is an immense satisfaction in knowing that your destiny is in your own hands. You are responsible for your achievements and your mistakes, and this ownership brings a profound sense of purpose and fulfillment.

By stepping away from the conventional path, you embrace a journey filled with learning, growth, and innovation. Every day presents new challenges and opportunities, pushing you to expand your skills and knowledge. This dynamic environment keeps you engaged and motivated, as you constantly strive to overcome obstacles and reach new heights. The uncertainty that comes with this path is not a drawback but a driving force that fuels your passion and ambition.

Ultimately, this path allows you to live a life true to your own values and aspirations. You are not confined by the expectations or limitations set by others. Instead, you have the freedom to explore, experiment, and create, leading to a more meaningful and rewarding experience. This pursuit of personal and professional fulfillment is what makes the journey worthwhile, despite the risks and uncertainties involved.

Copyright 2024, Brian Lee