Finding motivation comes from the knowing and living from the basics. Start by picking your theme for the year. What is it that you will focus on this year? Pick what you know in your heart matters to you and incorporate this theme into everything you look at, long for, and do. Being grounded and lifted by a single theme is bound to lead to more and better things for you, every day.
Marci Shimoff, #1 NY Times Bestselling Author, gives brilliant insight into how to grow through this technique.
When it comes to using the tools you have acquired, honed, and used to learn to then take big chances needed to grow and succeed all the more, according to world-champion whitewater kayaker Steve Fisher:
“You can’t use any of these tools until you demystify risk. We can mitigate risks purely by understanding them. And the way that we understand them is we take a seemingly impossible idea and we break it down into little digestible parts and we look at each step individually to see if that is attainable. What happens then is what we are doing, we find that many of our fears are unjustified and very often we find that what’s before us is far less risky than what we thought.”
“We all live always at the edge of uncharted waters. No matter whether it is meaningless like kayaking a river or meaningful like changing the world, the principle is always the same: we need to buck up and add our piece to the puzzle.”
Toughness is not necessarily a born trait or a characteristic that is born of mistreatment. It can be learned, and should be learned, in order to know when to draw the line and when to let things go. It is required to achieve great things, as the cornerstone to not settling for less…of yourself.
Here is a list of what those who are considered or who consider themselves mentally tough consider as critical to being and staying motivated.
Imagination. Dreams. Fun. Natural. Spontaneous. Energetic. Tireless. These are great characteristics for success. And, they are how we describe kids. Enjoy this TEDx video about being childish.
Success is actually a choice.
Are the habits you have today on par with the dreams you have for tomorrow?
If Not Now, When?: Jeet Banerjee
“How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?” –Seth Godin