A lot of very smart people end up as failures – failures in life, in work, and in relationships. A lot of very smart people are given plenty of opportunities for success and never take advantage of them. A lot of very smart people are born into privilege and yet turn into failures. And a lot of very smart people accumulate degrees and skills and still fail to achieve what we think they would. And what is the common factor in all of these failures? It’s lack of self-motivation.
One of the most infuriating circumstances you can find yourself in is when you genuinely want to do something and achieve something, and then when you set to it the results are far from perfect. Why is it that even when we have our minds set on something, that either it doesn’t get done, or the results are unsatisfactory? Is there a disconnect between what we think and what we do?
Let’s Start With An Example
Everyone wants to be successful, but sadly, most people don’t have what it takes to produce the outstanding results like successful people do. If you want to be successful, you must first start with yourself. You must change the way you do things.
When you change the way you do things, you will get different results in life. It is what you do each day that gets you where you are right now. Therefore, if you continue to do what you have always been doing, you will never get to the new place that you wanted to go.
Here at Getmotivation, we are always trying to share advice and ideas that you can use to get motivation and inspiration to achieve your goals. It goes without saying that every person has dreams and desires, but not everyone makes the effort to achieve them.
What is the problem? Why is it hard to live your dreams? In short, people are often not ready to take the first step.
You may not have thought about it, but you can get ready to achieve your goal in a week. This period is enough to carry out your plan and start a better life.
You can look around and notice a vast sea of people drifting through life. Nine times out of ten you can bet that a majority of those drifting are not present. They’re not focused on the power of what they can do right now, but are instead wrapped in either regrets of yesterday, the joys of yesterday, the worries of tomorrow, or the wonder of tomorrow.
Whether good or bad, they are focused on everything else but right now.
I’m guilty of this myself. We tend to take right now for granted, and so we find ourselves looking back and wondering where all the time went; again, still looking somewhere else but now.
The world has no shortage of dreamers. Unfortunately, far rarer are those who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get to work on making their goals and dreams a reality.
In even shorter supply are those willing to stick to their plan when the going gets tough. And make no mistake there will always be challenging times to overcome along our journey. That’s just part of the deal. Don’t let it intimidate you into giving up short of your desired outcome.
Why is it that so many people give up short of seeing things through?
Do you ever feel stuck? Do you know you are destined for more, but you are not sure what or how to get there? Perhaps you find yourself in a job that is draining and sucking the life out of you. You go to work, day in day out, but you live for 5 o’clock. Each weekday, the clock seems to tick even slower than it did the previous day. If this sounds familiar, you may be ready for a change.
Yes, it’s always the long haul that gets us. The vision we set out to attain may have had us so fired up from the get-go, but somewhere along the way our hope tries to pack its bags.
You know how fired up Christopher Columbus was, and that nothing could stop his determination no matter how crazy he looked. Even his own men aboard that ship started to doubt ever finding this new world and began to lose hope.
However, Columbus was extremely passionate and knew that the new world was coming and that the only course of action was to press forward!
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. — C.S.Lewis
While packing for a trip I’d been anticipating for weeks, and putting the final touches on dinner, the phone rang; it was the voice of a police officer. In that moment, the world stood still when he asked me if I was sitting down? We all know, nothing good is going to follow that question.
Do you ever wonder if you’re actually ever going to strike gold?
We spend so much time digging in the trenches that after a while the treasure you were seeking starts to seem like an illusive dream. It seems as though it were something unattainable, something make-believe, and perhaps even something impossible.
Sure, there are many of us that will hear, “come on, keep going! Just one more; don’t stop digging!” But even that starts to get old after a while, because just like we’ve been paddling all this time with no land in sight, we’re also hearing those words “keep going” over and over with no land in sight; not even a sign that we’re headed in the right direction.