Motivation: A to Z

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People often ask how to get motivated and stay that way. One of my favourite quotes from Zig Ziglar is that “motivation is like bathing – recommended once a day”. The premise behind the quite is simple – motivation is not something that you do once and then forget about it.

There are a lot of ways that you can motivate yourself on a daily basis. One of my favourite ways is to find a really nice rock that you enjoy looking at – it could even be one of those ones from the stones that are engraved with an inspirational word. My rock says “HOPE” on it. Every morning, I wake up and put that rock in my pocket and I remember all of the things I hope to happen in the future and I consider the things that I must do in order to make those things happen. During the day, when I feel discouraged, I reach into my pocket and pull out that rock and remember why I’m doing what I’m doing.

A friend of mine recently sent me an email that had the A-Z guide to Motivation and Happiness. I’m not sure who the author is, but I thought I’d share it with you today.

A - Achieve your dreams. Avoid negative people, things and places. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

B - Believe in your self, and in what you can do.

C – Consider things on every angle and aspect. Motivation comes from determination. To be able to understand life, you should feel the sun from both sides.

D – Don’t give up and don’t give in. Thomas Edison failed once, twice, more than thrice before he came up with his invention and perfected the incandescent light bulb. Make motivation as your steering wheel.

E – Enjoy! Work as if you don’t need money. Dance as if nobody’s watching. Love as if you never cried. Learn as if you’ll live forever. Motivation takes place when people are happy.

F – Family and Friends – are life’s greatest ‘F’ treasures. Don’t lose sight of them.

G – Give more than what is enough.

H – Hang on to your dreams – they are your driving force.

I – Ignore those who try to destroy you. Don’t let other people to get the best of you. Stay away from toxic people.

J – Just be yourself. The key to success is to be you. The key to failure is to try to please everyone.

K – Keep trying no matter how hard life may seem. When a person is motivated, eventually he sees a harsh life finally clearing out, paving the way to self improvement.

L – Learn to love yourself.

M – Make things happen. Motivation is when your dreams are put into work clothes.

N – Never lie, cheat or steal. Always play a fair game.

O – Open your eyes. You need to see things how you want them to be!

P – Practice makes perfect.

Q – Quitters never win, and winners never quit.

R – Ready yourself. Motivation is also about preparation. We must hear the little voice within us telling us to get started before others will get on their feet and try to push us around. Remember, it wasn’t raining when Noah build the ark.

S – Stop procrastinating.

T – Take control of your life.

U – Understand others.

V – Visualize it. Motivation without vision is like a boat on a dry land.

W – Want it more than anything. Dreaming means believing. And to believe is something that is rooted out from the roots of motivation and self improvement.

X – “X”-amine yourself. Be true to who you are!

Y – You are unique. No one in this world looks, acts, or talks like you. Value your life and existence, because you’re just going to spend it once.

Z – Zero in on your dreams and go for it!!!

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