A couple great minds over the past year have been reinforcing the necessity of knowledge of self to me. And not the cool packaged kind for $19.95, or whatever–no, real knowledge of self. The kind that only develops after innumerable hours of researching, dialogue, and reflection. These great minds took the time to remind me that other avenues taken in the interest of liberation have not worked, and are simply not the answers. And yet, these are the same avenues we continue to push for. Why?
Most teachers and leaders offer no truly sensible solutions, no new information, and no direction. The same propaganda has been promulgated for decades but has yet to bring about that highly sought after change. Followers are encouraged to listen, buy products and lend their support, yet they fail to help cultivate the seeds of critical thinking and objective analysis that lie dormant in most of our minds–rendering our conversations fruitless and actions futile at our own expense. Which in itself should make you question whose interests they are really serving.
The change that many of us are looking for cannot be made within this current system. It is against its very nature. This system is not one that respects humanity, it dehumanizes and devalues. Our worth is measured by what we have, not who we are. The solutions will come once we all achieve the same level of understanding of what it is we’re dealing with. Change has to be initiated from within each of us. But, we all have to collectively define what change that is–undefined goals are counterproductive. Until then, we will be trapped in this vicious cycle for generations to come.
Our mantra at Lucramotives is: “Know Your Worth.” Knowing our worth is fundamental in order to succeed in our endeavors. We have to know what each of us can bring to the table. To accomplish this, we have to first know ourselves. Study world history–especially that which pertains to your ancestry. Study the human anatomy–learn how our bodies operate and what you can do to make it more efficient. Study our ecosystem and how are very being is dependent on it. These are just a few examples to get us started.
Having a decent understanding of each of these subjects will give you a new perspective not only of the world, but of yourself. You see, we live in a world today that wants to categorize us. We feel the need to carry certain labels, often times not even of our choosing, but we accept them. From a young age, many of us are taught to fit into a certain mold or else we will be looked at as failures or outcasts. This often leads us down the path of having to compromise our morals, our dreams, our happiness, our VALUE just to fit in. Just to keep up and go with the flow so we don’t get left behind.
Lucramotives strives to empower everyone in all walks of life. We encourage you to never compromise your value as a human being. Respect yourself, believe in yourself, but, first, KNOW YOURSELF. There is no limit to what we could accomplish collectively with this fundamental way of not just thinking, but living. It all starts with self.
When no one else believes in you, you have to. It all starts within our minds.
Many of us have dreams and aspirations of becoming successful in one way or another. Some of us want to be athletes, musicians, actors, doctors,lawyers, business owners, etc. However, it is not enough to simply dream and aspire to be something. That’s only one part of the equation. The rule of thumb in most success stories is what it took for them to get there. Nothing ever comes of just talking about your dreams and aspirations, you have to have absolute faith that it is going to happen. Any amount of doubt you have of fulfilling that dream leaves that much more chance of you quitting. So…what then do we do? How can we be so sure of something happening that we have no control over? Well, it sure doesn’t come from just talking about it. When venturing into unknown territory, we typically use a map or a GPS device. We don’t just up and decide to head out with no direction of where to go or how to get there. It’s the same with life. The map is like our goals, our passion or talent is the vehicle, our mind is the engine, and our ambition is the gas. Hard work and perseverance seems to be the common denominators in success stories in occupations all across the board. Not birthday candles, shooting stars, or waiting until 11:11 PM for countless nights making wishes until that day finally came where opportunity fell right in their lap. It’s never too late to chase your dreams. Believe in yourself, first. All the people in the world can tell you they believe in you but if YOU don’t…then you will never make it anywhere.