Motivation is the Key to Success

Have you ever dreamed of writing a book, starting a business, running a marathon or…..graduating from a top university with a master’s degree? Of course you have. That last one should be a work in progress for many of you.
We are blessed with so many amazing ideas and profound thoughts. Why do so many of them remain just that….ideas and thoughts? For some people fear is the root of their problem. For others it could be the lack of time and a lack of resources. Buddha once said, “He is able who thinks he is able.” Simple sentence, yet within it lays extraordinarily powerful meaning. Motivation is the true key to success in life, especially in learning and academic arenas. With the right motivation, you can exceed your expectations and compel others to follow your lead. This blog post seeks to inspire you to be motivated and vision-minded when pursuing your dreams, big and small.
“If you can see it, you can achieve it”
One of the most powerful motivational tools is the ability to visualize your goal or dream. This goes way beyond having an idea of what you want to accomplish, but it means to have a detailed, play by play blue print of your goal. For example, if you want to start a business a great way to motivate yourself to do all the necessary steps is to delegate a day and time to develop your dream. Mark this date and time in your calendar as if it is a real event, making it the first step in taking your dreams seriously. At the actual event, sit down at a computer and research all of the qualities that you want your business to have. What will it look like? What’s unique about your business? To whom will your business cater? Continue to develop questions and find the answers by looking at other businesses and pull from your own personal desires. Write all of these things down and draw sketches if possible to have a tangible vision of what your dream looks like. By having this detailed, in-depth blue print for your dream you have already made it apart of you because you put time and effort into developing it so far. The motivation is higher to bring the plans to fruition because you can clearly see the ins and outs of your dream. If you can see it, you can achieve it. Motivating yourself towards an abstract idea or dream will most likely result in failure.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal; It is the courage to continue that counts” –Winston Churchill
Many of us run away from our dreams because we are afraid of failing once we’ve put in so much effort and time, while sacrificing things that are important to us. What if it doesn’t work out? What if I fail? What will people say? These are prime examples of questions that need to be thrown to the side. These daunting questions are your shackles. Don’t be a slave to doubt. Let freedom ring! Positive thinking has a huge impact on the outcome of tasks. The Little Engine that could say it best, “I think I can, I think I can”…and he could! So can you. I challenge you to take a chance on success. Take a chance on yourself, because you’re worth it! (Sorry L’Oreal) Remember, every marathon starts with one step. I dare you to take that first step and who knows where it will take you. I’ve taken my first step….

Motivation on Steroids! Enjoy

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