Without motivation in life, it’s hard to strive for success and achieve internal happiness. How can you pass your exam if you aren’t motivated to study? And how can you be happy if you’re spending all your time on external motives (pleasing those around you to receive praise or success) instead of internal motives (focusing on a goal for personal happiness)?
Self-motivation is easy to understand when you consider some examples that contrast it with other kinds of motivation:
Successful people don’t become that way overnight. What most people see at a glance—happiness, wealth, a great career, purpose—is the result of hard work and hustle over time.
To be successful, you have to use each day as an opportunity to improve, to be better, to get a little bit closer to your goals. It might sound like a lot of work—and with a busy schedule, next to impossible. But the best part is, the more you accomplish, the more you’ll want to do, the higher you’ll want to reach. So as long as you have the hunger for success, you will always have the power within you to achieve it.
[Last week, we gave you Bob’s first 5 steps to making a six-figure income as a freelance writer. Below are his remaining steps to getting higher paying assignments, royalties, and sales – and his secret for eliminating writer’s block.]
- The secret to eliminating writer’s block.Profitable writers are productive writers. We write consistently, every day, whether the mood strikes us or not. “The professional writer must establish a daily schedule and stick to it,” writes William Zinsser in “On Writing Well” (HarperResource, 2001). Continue reading
[Below are Bob’s first 5 steps to making a six figure income as a freelance writer. Copywriters, like every other freelance writer, can learn a lot from Bob’s advice on setting monetary goals and increasing your productivity so that you can make more money in less time. In the next article we’ll include his remaining 5 steps on higher paying assignments, royalties, sales and his secret for getting repeat assignments…] Continue reading
Achieve Success In Everything You Want
What if I tell you that you can achieve success in everything you want? Do you think that it is possible? There is a very powerful strategy that anyone can use and apply it into his/her life to see fantastic results in their life and i am going to share it with you.
It is a 4 steps procedure and it is called the Ultimate Success Formula.
Step 1: Have a Goal
The first step to getting what you want is to know what is it that you want. This is a simple theory but there are still people who did not set goals to get what they want. Continue reading
How do I know if I have achieved success? Am I there yet? What do I need to do to help my journey?
These are great thoughts to ponder. Frankly, I ask myself these very questions.
My good friend Bob Bly has published a great list of secrets to success. If you do not know Bob, he’s written about 70 books and for sure has achieved success. Pay attention to his wisdom as I paraphrase his list:
1—Be yourself. Do not pretend to be someone or something you are not. Your uniqueness will appeal to a certain segment of the market — and may hold the greatest appeal to them.
2—Following your passion – doing what you love – does not guarantee financial success. But not doing what you love for a living guarantees a life of boredom and unhappiness at work.
3—The trick, then, is to find a niche where your passions and interests intersect with the needs of the market. As Aristotle said, “Therein lies your vocation.” Continue reading
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Let’s discuss the difference first.
Commitment is the willingness to do whatever is required to succeed in sales, at reaching quota, achieving goals and closing a particular deal or account. Whatever it takes (ethically). It’s not, whatever it takes “as long as I’m comfortable” or “as long as it’s not too difficult” or “as long as it’s not too scary”. Unconditional commitment. The more difficult the challenge, the stronger the resolve must be. How many of your salespeople have that kind of commitment?
What gets you to do something, let alone stick with it?
How do you move beyond discipline to find the joy of being fit and strong, staying engaged for the year ahead and beyond?
More so than any other factor, more than knowledge–even more than the perfect plan–your ability to create, sustain and renew motivation determines your success in fitness and in life.
Motivation is the catalyst to action, energy for motion—it propels you to do something. The perfect plan for certain success is of no use in the absence of the drive to take action. Continue reading