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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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Harvard Business Review

How Company Culture Shapes Employee Motivation
Harvard Business Review
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Daily Mail

Birmingham fan Troy Deeney is using Aston Villa rivalry as extra motivation ...
Daily Mail
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Let's talk about employee motivation
The Daily Star
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Baltimore Sun

Revenge not part of motivation for Johns Hopkins football vs. Wesley -- or is it?
Baltimore Sun
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Boosting Employee Motivation With Gratitude
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Bleacher Report

Alabama's Extra Motivation to Beat Auburn in 2015 Iron Bowl
Bleacher Report
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Irish Independent

'I now have all the self-motivation I need' - takes the eight ...
Irish Independent
It's time now to get back into the swing of things. I may not have a trainer to motivate me but I've seen and learned enough in such a short period of time to give me all self-motivation I need. If I can do it, there's nothing stopping anyone else from ...

Dopamine: New theory integrates its role in learning, motivation
University of Michigan News
Both are a function of dopamine, which explains the motivation to start and the satisfaction of finishing work, they say. In a new study, U-M researchers Arif Hamid and Joshua Berke, professor of psychology and biomedical engineering, argue that ...

Irish Times

The Grit Doctor: Don't let your motivation to exercise run out of steam
Irish Times
However, there is a flaw in relying on external factors, temporary “reasons” or events for helping to motivate us to commit to our exercise/diet/lifestyle regimes. When the perceived problem is dealt with – the weight reached, the blood pressure down ...

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