“Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.”
– Napoleon Hill

Good morning Readers!

In last week’s blog post “Do you have a flat battery?” I mentioned this week would be devoted to motivation.  Motivation … hmmmmm … an interesting word!  There are pages and pages and pages of motivational quotes on Google and SO much has been written about this topic.  I am throwing everything out of the window and going to share with you what works for me from personal experience.

  • The MOST IMPORTANT item on the Agenda towards becoming and then staying motivated is a thirst and hunger and desire to achieve a goal.  In my case my goal is to create a successful business and to achieve the bottom line that will give me an above-average standard of living.  I want to achieve this ethically and without hurting anyone else along the way.  That is my PERSONAL goal.  Everyone’s goals, dreams and desires differ (duh)!   Without my goal to achieve an above-average standard of living I would not be motivated.
  • Once the goal has been defined – there is always more than one goal by the way – write     it      down!    I have a blackboard in the kitchen where my goals are written down and I have them above my desk.  I read and re-read them.
  • It helps to break your goal down into do-able mini-goals.
  • Always make your mini-goal(s) achievable.  Once the various mini-goal milestones have been achieved then give yourself a virtual hug and say “well done”.  There is no point in creating mini-goals if every time you look at them you say “I can’t do this”!  You have to say “Yes, I can achieve this by (date)”.
  • Associate with people who have already achieved success in a field similar to yours and study their habits and success stories.  I was listening to a series of motivational CD’s and the illustration was used that if you want to become an excellent chef then you must associate with excellent chef’s.
  • Accept that there WILL be days where you will wonder what on earth you are doing “this” for!  That’s when you need to re-read your goals and get back on your bicycle and push on to the point you are aiming for.

I think that’s enough for today!  Have a GREAT week and PLEASE leave me your comments and observations.  I love hearing from you!

“Always aim for the Moon, even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”

W. Clement Stone

See you on line,

Katlyn Virtual Assistants
Website: http://www.katlyn.co.za
Facebook Business page: http://www.facebook.com/KatlynVirtualAssistants

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