Inspiration means being driven to achieve what you want and leaving no stone unturned in the process. Inspiration can help you transcend the limits of possible and do things that are way out of your comfort zone. Inspiration will make you successful both professionally and personally. Knowing what is of importance to you and what has the ability to change you can make all the difference between being stuck in a rut and doing things that otherwise seemed undoable.
Find challenges that inspire you – motivation asks you to take up inspiring challenges. They let you believe in yourself. Once the belief rises, a man becomes an unstoppable idea. This is the leitmotif of sales motivation.
As a general rule, the more reasons you have to do something – the more benefits there are for you – the more motivated you are likely to be. No matter how many reasons other people might give you or how much they try to persuade or influence you, until it resonates with what is important to you, in other words with what you value, you just cannot and will not be motivated.
When the hen house was finished I was aware of a certain vacuum – I needed a new project. I like to see tangible progress towards a meaningful end. So does most of the human race! A project with a sense of purpose generates its own energy and brings learn new things – the second level. And the greater the purpose, the stronger the energy.
In trading, as well as in our ordinary lives, what we really want is to be moving towards our goals and we want to be moving constantly. When we achieve our existing goals, new ones will be created.
Sit down and think about this personal goal of yours. How much do you really want to learn to watercolor or do more yoga? Whatever your personal goal is how motivated are you to achieve it? For example, are you motivated enough to wake up at five a.m.? Are you motivated enough to give up some tv time? Or sacrifice time browsing the internet? Is this really a goal you are motivated enough to make sacrifices to make it a reality? Or is it really a wish?
Few people have this type of motivation, as it takes a tremendous dedication and an incredible amount of work. But it is the fastest way to success, and even if you are not concerned with reaching the highest levels in your field, it can help you achieve your goals faster. Many people become enthused about something, but lose their enthusiasm when they find out how much work is involved. The super-motivated don’t let this stop them; they never lose their dream.
Imagination is the essential ingredient. Maintain your imagination, feed it often, exercise it daily, and it will serve you well. When you do, inspiration will take its proper place and do exactly what it is designed to do – feed the fire.