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The Time To Start Working On Your Dream is Now - Not Later


Most of us are hesitant to start anything because we are afraid we might make a mistake or fail. Go ahead make mistakes! Don't wait for more experience or to be good enough to start. You don't have to be good to start, but you have to start to be good.

Some may tease and laugh at you. They will warn you, and recite all the reasons why you shouldn't take the risk. These will be the ones to wait around patiently hoping to say, "I told you so." Brush them off. If you let these people influence you in any way, you will never, ever be ready to go ahead and start making your dream a reality.

You will never have enough money, enough time, enough support, or experience to start. But once you muster up the courage to take that giant step forward and start, the rest will fall into place. But only YOU can make it happen! Start NOW with whatever you know, whatever you have, and wherever you are.

Don't let money be your handicap. You don't need money to make the phone call, attend that networking event, or go as a guest to an association meeting in your field. How about volunteering a few hours a week to work for someone in the business arena that you're thinking about? Do you see what I mean? You have so many opportunities out there. Do something!

Be sure to keep a good database. Record your contacts and touch base with them every three months. And guess how much that will cost you? Zero. Most computers already come with a database program. All you need is a little time which you can choose to create right now.

Your assignment: This month, write down what kind of resources you will need and which people can help you make your dream a reality. Be creative! Go for it.

Rene Godefroy is the award-winning author of No Condition is Permanent, a motivational keynote speaker and business consultant who shares ideas and strategies that helps individuals achieve extraordinary results in theirs lives.

For more information, please visit: Motivational Speaker


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NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Redskins not running short on motivation
Washington Post
Growing up in a house of seven boys, Alfred Morris found himself in competition over some matter, whether great or small, on a daily basis. Footraces, backyard sports games, wrestling matches — anything. “I remember competing even just to see who ...
Redskins | Playing for teammates and for prideThe Virginian-Pilot

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ESPN (blog)

Russell Athletic Bowl a matter of motivation for Sooners
Tulsa World
Remember how everyone wondered how motivated Alabama would be to play OU in last year's Sugar Bowl? It's worth asking the same thing of the Sooners as they prepare to face Clemson, particularly since Clemson is capable of doing to OU what OU did to ...
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Georgia football team finds plenty of motivation for Belk Bowl game vs. Louisville
Savannah Morning News
ATHENS — Georgia sure knows how to get to bowl games, and the Bulldogs were doing a good job of winning them under coach Mark Richt before that trendline changed in recent seasons. As the program gets ready to play in its 50th bowl game all-time, ...

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New York Times

Gabriele Oettingen Turns Her Mind to Motivation in 'Rethinking Positive Thinking'
New York Times
In her smart, lucid book, “Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation,” Dr. Oettingen critically re-examines positive thinking and give readers a more nuanced — and useful — understanding of motivation based on solid empirical ...



PsychCentral.com (blog)

Tips for Finding Motivation When You're Depressed
PsychCentral.com (blog)
Telling a depressed person to get motivated is like telling a rock to dance. You'll get the same result. It's not because depressed people don't want to get motivated. It's because getting motivated is an overwhelming task when you're depressed. Is ...



Yahoo Sports (blog)

NFL against the spread picks: Figuring out Week 17 motivation
Yahoo Sports (blog)
Through Week 16, you can usually count on NFL teams being fairly motivated. That can change in Week 17. Which teams are resting starters because their playoff spots and seeds are set? Who is fighting for their playoff lives, or at least a division ...

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The secret to motivation? It lies within
The Globe and Mail (subscription)
Yet, according to motivation expert Susan Fowler, in thousands of experiments, the only correlation between incentives and performance is negative. External rewards undermine the energy, vitality and sense of positive well-being people need to achieve ...



Focus News

Motivation of the Bulgarian intelligence officers in Karbala was undermined by ...
Focus News
Sofia. “The motivation of the Bulgarian intelligence officers in Karbala was undermined by bringing disgrace on them in public,” head of the Center for Strategic Studies in Security and International Relations Simeon Nikolov said in an interview for ...

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West Virginia MetroNews

Command performance: Mountaineers find their motivation to bury Wofford
West Virginia MetroNews
Finding plenty of motivation to avoid a trap game, No. 18 West Virginia staggered its mid-major guests with an early flurry and extended the domination wire-to-wire in a 77-44 victory Monday night before 7,897 at the Coliseum. “We wanted to come out ...

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Holiday Hope: Mentorship fosters motivation for academic success
Gainesville Times
At the beginning, 10th-grader Josue Ferrel and Jim Sapp didn't want to talk much. “At first I didn't know him, so I was kind of shy,” said Josue, who has been Sapp's mentee since the seventh grade. “I didn't really know him, so it was different. I didn ...


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