Faith vs. Fear – opposite of faith is not doubt, but fear
Hierarchy of motivators
Fear is the strongest motivator, because it taps into our innate desire to survive. It is self serving and very powerful.
Watch the cable news networks and it is easy to observe many of the commentators using fear as their strongest tactic for motivating those who follow them.
Appealing to a sense of duty applies the principle of guilt. It works, and though not as manipulative as scaring somebody into a state of motivation, it appeals to a sense of pride and self-image.
When somebody loves what they do, when they have true passion, you can’t stop them. Love is not an external motivator, but an internal one. Once you find your passion, you will be the leader.
When we have a true passion, we have faith that pursuing your course will be beneficial. If we are afraid, our actions are not motivated by faith, but of self-preservation.