What Does “Motivation” Mean To You?
Let’s review a few synonyms for the word “motivation.” Which one lights your fire today?
Action? What will you do today to take action to be better tomorrow?
Angle? How can you look at your routine and see a new or better outcome?
Catalyst? What has spurred you into action before? What can you do for someone else to inspire them to new heights?
Desire? How much do you want to succeed?
Disposition? Are you seeing your world the way you need to see it?
Drive? If you get knocked down today, will you get up and keep going?
Encouragement? Are you in need of it or do you have extra to give to someone else?
Fire? The 212 Degree Theory – at 211 degrees, water is hot. At 212 degrees water boils and boiling water creates steam and steam can power a locomotive.
Get up and go? What gives you that extra step? Caffeine, exercise, you loved ones?
Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed.
Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.
The moral: It doesn’t matter if you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better be running.
Impulse? Does your success happen involuntarily? If not, what will trigger the impulses needed to achieve greatness today?
Incentive? Goals are great but identifying the REWARDS that you will earn may be even greater. What are you in it for?
Inclination? Take it easy when no one is looking and things will only get harder. Work hard when no one is looking and things will get easier. What are you inclined to do today?
Interest? Doing what you need to do today is in who’s best interest?
Motive? As my good buddy Bryan Dodge always says, “Those that ask the “how” in life always end up working for those that ask the “why” in life.”
Persuasion? How good are you at talking to the voice in your head and getting it on the same page?
Push? When the door to success marked Pull won’t open, try Pushing.
Spur? Cowboys figured out how to get their horse going in the same direction. Do I have to put my boots on and kick you?
Wish? “When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are…”