The Fuel that Drives Motivation
Right now I’m about to give you a golden nugget of information that can change your life forever. Are you ready? Here it is. The key to starting your day with an unstoppable attitude to succeed and to keep the motivation going throughout the day, is to make sure you are feeling good during the process of whatever you are trying to achieve. That’s it! That’s all you need to know. You can now close the book and go about your business, for you are now enlightened.
I’m joking, of course. But as simple as this may seem, it truly is the key to staying motivated and achieving the quality of success that you desire. Why? Because feeling good is the fuel that drives motivation. Write that down and slap in on your refrigerator. Here it is again. Say it out loud. Feeling good is the fuel that drives motivation. That’s your choice and your responsibility.
Nothing, absolutely nothing, keeps people from staying motivated and achieving their goals more than harboring negative emotions or having a bad attitude during the process. The number one reason why people in business fail or have difficulty achieving their goals is because positive momentum ceases. And the reason why positive momentum ceases is because the individual is focusing all of their energy on what isn’t working and all of the things that need to done in order to make it work.
This type of chaotic thinking leaves the individual with no room at all in that brain of theirs for positive thoughts to seep through so they can come up with healthier alternatives, find solutions, or deal with the next challenge that will inevitably follow moments later. In other words your life or your business will not work if you keep thinking about what’s wrong, or what isn’t working.
When you are setting out to achieve any goal you have to be vigilant about what you’re focusing on and what you’re thinking about. Nothing brings out the worst in any negative situation faster than you focusing on it. On the other hand, nothing brings out the best in any positive situation faster than you focusing upon it. The point is that you have to be aware of what you’re focusing on if you want to stay motivated and succeed. Observing the problem only perpetuates it. Trying to figure out how it got started doesn’t help. Taking action while feeling negative emotions only compounds the problem. Remember, it isn’t necessarily the details of a particular challenge that weigh us down, but our own self-induced negative energy that keeps us from thinking positive and moving forward with hope and optimism that does.
It simply makes sense that a situation will only improve once you improve the way that you feel. Finding relief and making yourself feel good is crucial and needs to be the very first step towards turning any stressful, challenging, or negative situation around.
A “State of feeling good “is the foundation everyone should build their business and life on. As you well know, when you’re in the process of building the business or life that you desire, things will not always go the way you want. You will no doubt face challenges, obstacles and even fear along the way. Sometimes your plans will fall apart. The good news is that you can always re-build on a rock-solid-foundation. A “State-of-feeling-good” will give you that foundation over and over again.
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Steve Rizzo is the Attitude Adjuster. You can’t attend one of his keynote speeches, seminars, or read his books and leave with the same attitude. He’s a personal development expert, motivational business speaker, corporate-comedian and best-selling author. It’s no surprise that Steve is also a Hall Of Fame Speaker Inductee. An honor bestowed upon on fewer than 200 speakers worldwide since 1977.