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Everything Going Against You

"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." Henry Ford

When everything is going along smoothly, you feel like nothing can stop you.

The true test of success comes when you run up against challenges, or people who put roadblocks in your path. How do you handle them?

Don't let setbacks get you down. Studying successful people will show you that they did not attain their success without first overcoming challenges.

When Beethoven was 26 years old, he started experiencing hearing problems, which later became total deafness. Yet, Beethoven went on to compose some of his greatest works after his hearing loss. He had a strong passion for music, and even though everything seemed to be going against him, he showed tremendous determination to overcome his challenge and fulfil his desire to compose.


Catherine Pulsifer is one of the editors of Words of Wisdom 4 U, You will find a collection of motivational thoughts, stories, quotes, poems, smiles, proverbs, and more at Words of Wisdom 4 U!


Harvard Business Review

How Company Culture Shapes Employee Motivation
Harvard Business Review
Play is when you are motivated by the work itself. You work because you enjoy it. A teacher at play enjoys the core activities of teaching — creating lesson plans, grading tests, or problem solving how to break through to each student. Play is our ...

Daily Mail

Birmingham fan Troy Deeney is using Aston Villa rivalry as extra motivation ...
Daily Mail
Troy Deeney is using the prospect of celebrating in front of Aston Villa's fans as 'extra motivation' to score for Watford on Saturday, admits Quique Sanchez Flores. The 27-year-old striker had a trial at Villa at the age of 15 but didn't bother ...

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Let's talk about employee motivation
The Daily Star
So what are the factors that motivate employees? To speak broadly, employees want incentive and benefits; a good working environment; recognition and awards; welfare schemes such as those of medical, hospitalisation, maternity, children's education ...

Baltimore Sun

Revenge not part of motivation for Johns Hopkins football vs. Wesley -- or is it?
Baltimore Sun
“I'd be lying to you if I didn't tell you that now that we're playing them again, it's a little extra motivation,” he said. “We've been lucky enough in my four years here not to lose many games. So when you do lose one and you lose it the way we did ...

Cumberland Valley's Felix Belga finds senior motivation in disappointing end ...
The good news is that he grew from the experience and has plenty of motivation heading into his senior campaign with the Eagles. “I was cutting a lot of weight to begin with,” Belga said. “The way I look at it … it's just like any other part of the ...


Boosting Employee Motivation With Gratitude
When we talk about ways to foster gratitude and motivation in the workplace, we'll often talk about manners. And these go beyond saying please and thank you. Manners are nothing more or less than how we treat the people around us — whether or not we ...

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 ...

Bleacher Report

Alabama's Extra Motivation to Beat Auburn in 2015 Iron Bowl
Bleacher Report
Think every Alabama locker might have a copy of this photo in it before Saturday's game? 6.8K. Reads. 38. Comments. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It was a play that no one watching will ever forget, now simply known as the “Kick Six.” After a replay review of ...
Gus Malzahn's preseason jab all the motivation Alabama's defense needsESPN (blog)

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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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