Why Live Life in Crescendo?

Sorry to get academic at first, but what does Merriam-Webster say about what it means to live? (And what are my comments about it?)
Intransitive verb–
1: to be alive: have the life of an animal or plant (Congratulations—you could be a single-cell amoeba or hopefully Darwin has moved your forward)
2: to continue alive (Nice job—you haven’t died yet.)
3: to maintain oneself: subsist (Are we starting to sense a build in the Maslow Hierarchy of Needs yet?)
4a: to occupy a home: dwell (Is this the original meaning of “Occupy America?”:) )
b: to be located or stored (Unfortunately, there are those who allow themselves to be put on the great shelf of life)
5: to attain eternal life (But for now let’s focus on life here on Mother Earth)
6: to conduct or pass one’s life (You workaholics and other task-driven players know who you are!)
7: to remain in human memory or record (Yes again, but if you going to be remembered, the real question would be “for what?”)
8: to have a life rich in experience (Ah, now we’re getting closer, but define “rich”)
9: cohabit (So you can’t do it alone, is that the point here?)

Living Life in Crescendo is a “continual process of refining and redefining what you need to do in life.” So Why Live Life in Crescendo? Because the more excited you become about what you are doing each day, the more energy you draw from life.

How do I know this? Here’s a basic example, which has happened time and time again. A parent dares all odds to rescue a child in acts of superhuman strength and/or bravery. Even the Straightdope.com can’t bunk some of these tales. http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2636/supermom
In such cases, the motivation, albeit short-term, is to save the child. The energy drawn by this motivation is extraordinary. Now draw out the motivation over the course of a life. Mother Teresa is a good example of self-less commitment to aiding the poor. Where did she get her energy, and ward off disease though consistently exposed to it?

Certainly you can Google the countless articles on motivational theory, empowerment and its effect on human energy, and psychological behavior. Marshall Jones in the Nebraska Symposium is quoted as saying “Motivation has to do with how behavior gets started, is energized, is sustained, is directed, is stopped. David McClelland in his book on Human Motivation states, “Motivation has to do with the why of behavior as opposed to the how or the what. But I don’t believe I need to get anymore academic. The reality is that you know in your heart that this is true.

Scott Shane, Edwin Locke, and Christopher Collins quote in their article Entrepreneurial Motivation “When goal-directed energy is sustained over time, it is called persistence.” My next blog will guide you through the process of setting goals. TBC

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