Stay Motivated With 3 Success Steps

motivation4.jpgGetting and staying motivated is the key to success in any human endeavor. Everybody wants to succeed but wanting to succeed and actually succeeding are two very different things.

 

William A. Ward said this: “Recipe for success: Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.”

We are guided by powerful helping hands when we commit ourselves to success, and follow its laws.

Success begins by requiring that we keep our minds focused on our desired outcome, not our limitations. Mr. Ward also said, “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.” I’m sure you’ve heard that before, but do you follow it?

Here are three things NOT to do if you want to stay motivated:

Don’t set yourself up for failure
If you think that you can jump from the starting line to the finish line in a single bound, you will be disappointed. Agree with yourself that it is going to take a lot of small steps to get to where you want to be.

Don’t skip the basics
You have to do your homework and lay a good solid foundation in order to achieve success. You must decide what you want, commit to it, and then start building your own doors to knock on.

Commitment holds power, and moves you to take the actions necessary to reach your goals and objectives.

Don’t overlook the obvious
Reach for help when and where you can. Read and learn. Books wake us up and provide necessary inspiration, motivation, and education.

They nourish and fire up our potential. Then it is up to us to put that knowledge into action, and develop discipline and skills.

Good books work… if we work!