Do you remember when you bought your first car? Do you remember how you felt in the weeks, days and hours leading up to the purchase – that period of time when you knew you were going to get it but were still working on the financing or delivery?
Do you remember the promise you made to yourself and others about how the car would never see rain, how you would never eat in it or abuse it in any way?
Then what happened after you got the car? Do you remember how those feelings slowly diminished? If you were like me, it only took a couple of weeks before you were driving through mud, eating a burger and fries, and yes, back in those days, puffing away on a cigarette.
Achieving the result itself had such short-lived pleasure.
After more than 20 years of mentoring and coaching people from all walks of life, I have found that people seem to find the most long-term happiness, or pleasure, when they are in the process of achieving … when they are accomplishing something that is tremendously important to them.
It’s the anticipation of getting your intended result … knowing you are on the right track … moving forward … in momentum … that makes you the happiest.
These feelings are the essence of my definition of success. The essence of being truly alive comes from falling in love with the pursuit of your dreams: always stretching, always in momentum, and always expecting the best.
Yet most people never find this kind of success because of these 4 myths …
THE 4 GREATEST MYTHS OF SUCCESS
The following are what can be called “cultural paradigms,” meaning they are hidden rules of society. Sometimes they are in our faces, placed there by our parents or other authority figures. Other times they are just the rules of the road … not so bold, but always there.
Then what does lead me to getting what I want in life?
SELF-MOTIVATION: THE SECRET TO SUCCESS
Success is not getting everything you ever wanted, but rather moving forward toward what you want. It’s about being in the process of achievement, and being in love with the process.
For everyone who has found success, self-motivation is the secret. They may not call it self-motivation by name, but that’s exactly what it is.
Self-motivation defined: a mysterious concoction of belief, confidence, positive expectations and creativity – a seeming abundance of physical, mental and emotional energy that leads us to act powerfully, naturally propelling us toward our goals.
Think About It …
If you could get yourself motivated enough … and keep yourself motivated enough … what do you think you could achieve?
Are you ready to buckle up and do it?
- Richard -
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