Category : Motivationals

Take Risks, Not Chances

To get ahead, you have to be willing to do things that have not been done before. Risks become manageable through planning and preparation. Planning increases confidence and improves results. Without planning and preparation, risks become chances subject to the laws of probability.

Mistakes Are a Good Investment

To get to the top, you have to make mistakes. If you never make a mistake, that means you have never pushed the limit enough to see what works. And if you don’t push the limit, you’ll forever stay in a comfort zone that breeds mediocrity. It’s those who learn from their mistakes and persevere through the mistakes, that make it to the top. For example, Tom Landry, Chuck Noll, and Bill Walsh accounted for 9 of the 15 Super Bawl victories from 1974 to 1989. But what you probably didn’t know is, they also had the worst records of first-season head coaches in NFL history. Learn from your mistakes, maintain confidence, and persevere.

“Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. ”

-Lou Holtz

Be Committed to Achievement

This quote from Goethe sums it up.

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issue from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now!”

Do What You Love

If you want to succeed, you have to love what you do. Education isn’t enough. Experience isn’t enough. Goal setting isn’t enough. You have to love it so much that you should be shocked that you get paid to do it. If you don’t feel that way, then do some serious self-reflection and figure out what it is you love to do-then do it. No matter what you do, don’t do it for the love of money. Money is the result of what we do, not the goal of what we do.

Preview Victory

See success before it happens. Create a motion picture in your mind of the exact results you want to achieve. See it. Feel it, Touch it-in your mind. All great athletes do this whether it’s snow skiers visualizing their run down the mountain or surfers visualizing riding a 20-foot wave. If you can see success in your mind before it happens, you make it much more likely that it will happen.

Play Your Own Best Game

Frequently we’re told to spend time improving our weaknesses. Wrong. You’ll never get to the top by making your weaknesses less weak. But you will get to the top by making your strengths even stronger. Delegate your weaknesses to other people who have them as strengths. Focus on improving your strengths so you can become an expert at what you do (or become the only one who does what you do).