Category Archive: Motivation

Motivation

Oct
10

Facing Fears for Motivation

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
-Dale Carnegie

For many of us, successfully meeting goals can be scary. Any goals we achieve will result in some change in life. What if the change is not what we really want? What if we can’t handle the change? What if we make sacrifices and do not receive the benefits we expect? Many of these what …

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Oct
09

Follow Through for Motivation

All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man has taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of your first.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. -Vince Lombardi Incomplete Projects Kill Motivation Failure to follow through is a part of a cycle that can be difficult to break. Lack of motivation can lead one to give up on a project, and incomplete projects can make it difficult to find motivation to follow …

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Oct
05

Enjoying the Journey

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.
-Greg Anderson

We have never nor will we ever know any moment other than this moment. It is eternity. Tomorrow is not here, it is not reality. Yesterday, or even five minutes ago, does not exist. The experiences of the past are memories: thoughts from which you can choose your focus and learn. All of life’s stresses …

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Oct
04

Celebrating Milestones

Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.
-Albert Schweitzer

It is difficult to maintain motivation when there doesn’t appear to be any incentive along the journey. When we review our goals, we usually focus on things that are incomplete. We look at what is missing and spend little time looking at what has been accomplished. As with anything in life, we can choose to …

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Oct
03

Breaking Tasks Down for Motivation

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
-Confucius

A couple of months ago, my wife and I faced a difficult task. Over the past couple of years, the number of responsibilities in our lives seemed to be growing constantly. Our son, our home, some difficult and time consuming health issues, a part-time business turned full-time, school, a new dog and more while we …

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Oct
02

Organization and Motivation

Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.
-Alan Alexander Milne

Milne, the creator of one of my son’s favorite characters, Winnie the Pooh, puts it simply and truthfully in the quote above. Without organization, things can get “mixed up.” And, when things get “mixed up,” we often have to backtrack which can deliver a blow to motivation. It may seem fun to run through a …

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Sep
27

Planning for Motivation

Happy people plan actions, they don't plan results
-Dennis Wholey

For a motivated, inspired and accomplished life, the idea of planning can be a difficult balancing act. We don’t want to limit our potential or our connection to our spirit by planning too rigidly, and we don’t want to jump into tasks without a sense of purpose or direction. Having a plan helps build patience, …

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