Why do things just for the sake of being alive?

I was listening to you answer a person’s question about how to balance motivation of growing their business with gratefulness with what they already have. They said when they think of the success of the future, it motivates them.

You mentioned it’s important to be happy first and then create from that place. And the reason we do it is because we want to explore and experience different ways of living just for the sake of being alive.

But if everything we want and do is because we’ll feel an emotion (as Abraham Hicks says “feel better in the having of it”), aren’t we still motivated by increased happiness when we achieve our goals?

Doing things for the sake of living doesn’t sound very compelling (but maybe that’s my thinking problem?)

Would love some clarification, thanks 🙂