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Motivation; 7 Musings on Motivation


1. Most of us are motivated by one of two things - inspiration or desperation. Most successful people choose inspiration as their motivation.

2. "There's always a way, if you're committed." - Tony Robbins. The question then becomes, "Are you committed?" Because if you are, if there is not already a way, you can make one.

3.Once you set a goal and commit to a goal, you can have only two results. You either achieve the goal, or you have reasons (excuses) why you didn't.

4. We tend to get confused about whether we really want to do something. We say we want to and then we don't do it. There are only three categories we can fall into:

I want to want to.I want to.I will - The only category that works is "I will."

5. Here's a motivating question - What's currently in your life that you would like not to be there and what's currently not in your life that you would like to be there?

6. What kind of lifestyle and career would get you up early, keep you up late, and cause you to live each and every day with excitement, purpose and passion? Get clear on the answer to that question and you will be well on your well to designing a life well lived.

7. In order to be successful at anything in life, we need to take "the CPR Approach". CPR stands for consistent, persistent, and resistant"

consistent in our actions

persistent in our drive

resistant to set backs and all those who may tell us we can't do it.

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MORE RESOURCES:

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 ...



StarNewsOnline.com (blog)

State, UNC have differing motivation heading into bowl matchups
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
College football bowl games aren't always won by the team with the better record or the better, more highly-regarded players. They're usually won by the team that wants to be there more and is most motivated to play. So who does that favor in Friday's ...
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E! Online

Demi Lovato's Ready-for-2015 Tweet Is the Only Motivation You Need
E! Online
We might be in the heart of the holiday season, but Demi Lovato is already looking ahead to next year! The "Neon Lights" singer took to Twitter to write about what she is doing to prep for the holidays, and let's just say we're in awe of her fitness ...

and more »


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 ...



Jay Gruden: Facing Cowboys should motivate Redskins plenty
Washington Post (blog)
Although they found themselves in a far different situation from their opponents on Saturday, the Washington Redskins summoned plenty of motivation and pulled off a 27-24 upset. The Redskins went toe-to-toe with the Eagles, although their season has ...

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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 ...



Beloit Daily News

UW has extra motivation for bowl
Beloit Daily News
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Game tape isn't necessary — and never will be — for the University of Wisconsin football team to remember what took place on Dec. 6 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Many players did, though, re-watch every Ohio State ...
Badgers football: Big Ten title game loss is motivation for bowl gameJournal Times
Wisconsin Badgers: Big Ten title game loss is motivation for bowlTwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

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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 ...



blogs.hbr.org (blog)

What Maslow's Hierarchy Won't Tell You About Motivation
blogs.hbr.org (blog)
At some point in their careers, most leaders have either consciously — or, more likely, unwittingly — based (or justified) their approach to motivation on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Maslow's idea that people are motivated by satisfying lower-level ...


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