Motivated Because

Good motivation comes from a good “because.” 

In one study, when someone wanting to cut in line said, “Excuse me, I have 5 pages. May I use the xerox machine?” there was 60% compliance. But when people heard, “Excuse me, I have 5 pages. May I use the xerox machine, because I’m in a rush?” there was 94% compliance.

We are more likely to do something, when we see the purpose behind it. Good reasons fuel action.

I wasn't slightly interested in joining the Barnes and Noble Kids’ Club, until I read their flyer which gave, “Five Reasons Every Parent Should Join”. 

If you were to stop for a moment and ask yourself, "What fuels the majority of my behaviors?" what would it be? Is your main fuel fear of hell? Your reputation? Guilt trips? Rewards?

Here is an excellent “because” for Christian action, found in 1 John 4:19, which says, "We love because he first loved us."

Caleb Grimes