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|Original Message Added : 27 Jun 2012|
Motivation is an INTERNAL force. There is no such thing as a motivational speaker and anyone who wants one of those or calls themselves one, doesn't know what they are talking about. Go to be inspired not motivated.
That's your responsibility.
Inspiration is external. Extrinsic "- motivators" and "- motivation" are driven by others or the pursuit of something you want so others will be impressed.
True motivation comes from finding INTRINSIC value in the activity or pursuit for it's OWN SAKE. True motivation comes from wanting to be better to your core. It's based on what you value. Values (almost) never change. But beliefs can and do.
You are responsible.
You're responsible for what you do. For your behaviours. You can control some of your thoughts unless you are have lost control of your reason to emotion. And you are responsible for the consequences of your actions and the intent behind your words, on you and others.
Be responsible. Decide why a course of action is important to you.
If you're stuck for what that is, begin by asking yourself better questions. To find the value and motivation to do what you need to do stop beating yourself up. Stop making statement about what is or isn't the case. Stop judging yourself.
I have no problem with failure; they're lessons to learn. It's the encores I struggle to accept.
So why not start with answering this series of questions:
What persistent problem that is holding me or how I run and enjoy my business back?
Why do I want to fix that? Why is it important? To me? To others? To my business?
What examples can I think of that illustrate why this is affecting me or those around me in a negative manner and is really improtant to fix forever?
What action can I take in the next 24 hours, no matter how small, to move towards my objective?
What aspect of that problem do I have any control over, no matter how small?
What aspect on my problem am I responsible for, no matter how small or insignificant? How am I able to respond, even if only in a small way?
What impact does taking no action have on me and others?
How long am I willing to settle for what I have? What will have to happen for me to take action to address this?
How committed am I to fixing this?
Now go out and find your motivation and be surprised at just how compelling what you really want really is!
Heck, maybe, just maybe, you might want to start with your prospecting and the state of your pipeline?
What you don't do by way of prospecting hurts you in 4, 6 even 12 weeks and yet laziness pays off now!
Decide which is going to win. You (scared, fragile, exposed, vulnerable YOU) or your inner sloth or inner coward? You pick.
|Reply : 27 Jun 2012|
If you want to achieve anything in life business or personal you have to go for it. Accept that there will be risks and possible failure but you have to go for it. If it doesn't work learn from the failure and try again.
If you give people the choice of taking the easy option the majority will always take the easy option.