It’s not about being motivated to succeed. It’s about being driven. It’s about having that laser sharp focus and clarity that reinforces your why! Remember Step 1 of the 8 Steps from Passion to Profits? Passion and Purpose! If you were not successful in understanding your “why” in Step 1, it is very likely you won’t even get to Step 7 (PERSIST) because you won’t have that drive. You may be motivated but as Zig Ziglar once said “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”
How do you maintain that drive and persevere! Consider the following.
1. Focus on your passion. Everyday remind yourself WHY you are doing what you are doing. I have my top five passions both in my personal life and business life posted right in front of me in my office. It’s my reminder every day! “Whenever I have a choice, decision or opportunity, I always choose in favour of my passions.” Chris & Janet Attwood.
2. Intention, Attention, No Tension. Those three words have changed my life. I used to be a classic “worry wart”! What if this goes wrong? What if this happens to derail the plan? What if so and so doesn’t do their part? SO WHAT!
Intention – This is where I set the intention that starts the ball rolling. Here is where I decide what it is I want to accomplish. My intention is clear and written down.
Attention – The next step is to set my attention to it. That doesn’t necessary mean simply acting on it. More importantly, I have to “LOOK” for it. If we aren’t looking for the opportunity, it’s almost impossible to see it!
No Tension – Once I have set my intention, put attention to it then it’s NO TENSION. There is nothing I can do to control the results if in fact I had done everything I can do and am focused on success.
3. Maintain your balance! Even your car needs to be refueled. You don’t run it 24 hours a day without gas! Neither can you. Maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes rest, exercise, healthy eating and time for you!
Stay tuned for your final destination, “Profits” where you will learn that really it has nothing to do with Profit!