10 things winners do to stay motivated!

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The biggest way I stay motivated is to run with a group of friends. Sometimes it’s hard to get going by yourself, but if you have a plan and a meeting time, you know this run will happen for sure. It’s a way to have fun – while also getting in a workout. Plus it distracts from pain, helps you fight fatigue, and gives you that extra push. – Allyson Felix

We all need to find a way to stay motivated. The quote above is from Allyson Felix, A 200 meters Olympic Gold medalist who was born in 1985. I have discovered that there are a few things that winners do to stay motivated and if you will try them you may stay motivated as well.

  1. Have a clear vision of where you are going! Feel it, imagine in, experience it, find physical pictures of it or draw them if they don’t exist and look at this picture daily to keep you motivated. I personally enjoy thinking and dreaming about the future whenever I have some time on my hands. I take the time to review my vision when praying daily.
  2. Have a clear set of small goals that lead to your vision. Every time you achieve one of the goals, it can be really motivating to cross out the completed goal.
  3. Talk to people who have achieved similar goals
  4. Find friends or colleagues who are pursuing similar goals
  5. View and think about the loss of not making an attempt at your vision or dream
  6. Find a mentor or a coach who is willing to challenge you
  7. Look for fun and exciting ways to stay focused and motivated
  8. Let each failure motivate you to learn and try again
  9. Determine that you will not give up without giving your very best shot and some more!
  10. If you give up for a while…you can get back and try again.

Read more about Allyson Felix on her official website.

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10 Wisdom Principles that will guarantee Success

There are certain principles that if followed will guarantee success! By Success I mean a balanced joyful life. A person is successful when they are living the life they were designed to live. When you have more than enough resources for yourself and your family, when you are full of joy and are taking good care of your health, when the people around you love you and are inspired by you, when you have hope that your future is secured, then you are successful.

Lots of people have spoken and written books on the principles of success. I am only listing some of those that I have applied and continue to apply in my life! I summarize them all as seeking wisdom!

1- Have a clear vision of where your life is headed! – See it like a movie. I use an exercise called interviewing the older you to capture this clear vision. You should speak to yourself as if you are already this person. Write the vision and write your ideas!

2 – Be Consistent –  A clear vision helps you to be focused and as such you will be able to apply yourself to the same tasks or goals over a longer period of time and develop expertise! Consistently follow the plan you develop to realize your vision.

3 – Follow your inner directions – Learn to trust that God can lead you! Sometimes you just have to operate by that “intuition”. You know that “something” that told you to stop for gas? Yes, that “something” should be listened to if you have learned to distinguish between the wise and the foolish “something”.

books4 – Always Improve -Let the you of today be better than the you of yesterday! Read, listen to podcasts, read this blog (~smile~), practice and more. Just get better and never stop trying to get better!

5- Have a coach or Mentor -Find someone who is already doing what you want to do! Follow them.

6 – Find people who are like minded, people with similar visions! Work with them.

7 – Be Generous/ Serve– Give all the time. Always look for opportunity to give time, money, help to people around you. Let your work and life be more about giving than receiving. You’ll get much more that way than you need anyway! Be ready to serve people, inspire them. Let your life be an example.

8 – Love People – Yes learn to want the best for everyone around you! Forgive those that have hurt you! Choose never to keep any negative feeling over night. Let it always end before you sleep!

9 – Learn to speak your vision – Think and read and develop your vision until all you can say is your vision. Live in your vision and act always in the direction of that vision. Say it to yourself always! I am ……. (Whatever your vision is) Not what you see now.

10 – Connect with God – Remember that you where designed for a purpose! Believe that God who made you is ready to support you and all you need is available. Let this truth give you great confidence in your ability by God’s help to accomplish whatever God put in your heart to do.

Wow, there are more that can come out of these! Here is what Brian Tracy has to say: Be the Best You: 7 Keys to a Positive Personality!

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Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value

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Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. ~Albert Einstein

In other words, don’t focus on being rich or popular! Don’t focus only on achieving a status or position. All these are outside you and can be taken from you! What you want to do is to become so useful to people around you that they can’t do without you! Then riches and wealth and fame would naturally follow!

To be wise is to become a person of value! When seeking wisdom your focus is not on the loads of money or attention you would get but on the number of people you would help! You are not counting the number of hours you have worked or spent, you count the number of people that will be blessed by your investment.

If you are an employer you don’t focus on being promoted, you focus on how much your contribution is making a difference to the company goal and the world around you!

Are you an entrepreneur, then wisdom requires that you set your business up to solve a problem! Always know the problem around you to which you and your business is a solution!

Riches and honor always follow wisdom and people are always willing to pay for something that has value! You will be very rich if you focus on being valuable. It would take hard work and diligence but it is well worth the investment.

Take a look at this TED talk by Juwon Melvin who learnt to make money while making a difference! I first saw this video on motivatetube.com

That’s the word of wisdom for the day! Join the conversation. Leave a comment.

Goal Setting – First step to amazing places

If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.

Les Brown

If you really want to live a joyful life you must have goals! You need to know where you are going. You cannot be filled with joy if you don’t know that you are moving towards what you were designed for.

What are your life Goals? Do you want to help people become more happy? Do you want to help alleviate poverty? Do you wish you can make things a little better in one way or the other? Then set it as a goal and start to work towards it. One of my goals for this website is to be a website that helps you become wise and as a result joyful, fruitful and wealthy.  Write down your goals and work on a plan! Don’t wait till tomorrow! Do it now!