I recently lost my motivation to create completely and my mentality sank again.
I didn’t have the energy to create anything, and even in my daily life I was playing games in a daze.
I think my mind was feeling that I was satisfied with my current situation and that I didn’t need to work hard anymore.
I was happy just to be alive, and as long as I could make a living at a reasonable level, I was satisfied with my life.
I really felt the importance of the energy in my heart.
Even if I thought of writing a song or painting a picture, I would never get motivated to do anything.
It takes energy to do something.
It sounds obvious, but it was not until I lost the energy in my heart that I realized the importance of energy.
I thought about what had been driving me, and I came to the conclusion that there were two things.
Money and the desire for approval.
I think that the desire to earn a lot of money and have a good life, and the desire to be recognized, praised, and celebrated by others were the strong energies that drove me.
People think that the desire for approval is something unhealthy, like pornographic scenes on prime-time TV, but I now think that the desire for approval is a tremendous source of energy that drives people.
I think most of the successful people in the world have a massive desire for approval.
Success requires enormous effort, and to continue such enormous effort requires enormous energy.
That energy is the desire for approval.
The desire to be recognized by others, to be praised, and to be praised by others are undoubtedly the source of enormous energy for those who strive for success.
I know now by completely losing motivation.
I now understand that without energy, I can’t do anything.
Without the energy to push myself forward, I really can’t do anything!!!! I’m in trouble.
The desire for approval is nothing to be ashamed of.
It is because people have a desire for approval that people work hard, goods and services are produced, people in need are helped, convenience is increased, and society is enriched.
The desire for approval is energy.
If we did not have the desire for approval, we would not think on a large scale, we would all live our lives thinking about our own personal lives, we would not create goods and services that are useful to society, and society would not be as rich as it is today.
People try to create useful objects and services that relate to others because they think they want to be recognized by others.
I often hear successful musicians say, “I started a band to attract girls.”
This is also a desire for approval.
But considering the fact that it has become a big energy and is currently entertaining the daily lives of many fans, I hardly think that the desire for approval is a villain.
I don’t know about engineers and others who support social infrastructure, but at least artists should have a massive desire for approval.
I think all the energy that artists have to create their work comes from the desire for approval.
If a person says, “No, I’m not! I’m pursuing true art by confronting myself,” he/she should not present his/her work but rather do it solemnly as a hobby in his/her own home.
If you are an artist, you want someone to see your work.
Deep down, they must be hoping for a positive response from others.
It is artists who need to seriously confront their own desire for approval.
Just like sexual desire, the desire for approval is not something dirty.
We should exude the energy of our desire for approval to the fullest.
Now, what should I do?
I am satisfied with my current situation, but at the same time I have the feeling that I can’t go on like this.
Should I rev up my engine again, thinking I’m going to be treated with a lot of admiration?
I’m satisfied with the status quo, and this brake is quite powerful.
Perhaps, lack of energy = loss of desire for approval.
This makes me genuinely want approval.
Really, as I’ve said many times, I can’t do anything without energy.
Well, I’m going to play a smart phone game again tonight 🤣