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How to stay motivated?

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by bharthi, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. bharthi

    bharthi Junior IL'ite

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    How To Stay Motivated

    Do you remember a time when you had a big and lofty dream?
    Maybe you wanted to be a movie star in art house films, an
    organ transplant doctor, or a world-class triathlete.

    Perhaps you dreamed of crossing the ocean in a sailboat or
    chiseling sculpture out of mountain rock. As a youngster,
    you may have worked hard toward achieving that dream.

    You talked about it with your every acquaintance and most
    distant relation whenever you had the opportunity. But
    slowly you drifted away from your heart's desire. What
    happened?

    The answer is easy: You got distracted! You got confused.
    Your friends enticed you into joining their parade. You were
    no longer in rhythm with who you are.

    The law of momentum in physics says that a body in motion
    tends to remain in motion until an outside force acts upon
    it. Distractions. Your friends or family members acted upon
    you by overtly discouraging you, or by encouraging you to
    follow a more "sensible" path.

    So you stopped practicing, stopped studying, stopped working
    toward your highest ambition. All those distractions and
    "sensible" decisions competed for your attention. Your grand
    dream gradually became just a footnote in the history of
    your life.

    Have you ever heard the truism that says "used to bees make
    no honey"? Do you know people who are always talking about
    what they used to do? They usually say, "Someday I will pick
    it up again." But that's a weak excuse for avoiding the risk
    of living your dream. The time is now!

    When you have a worthy goal... something that is worth going
    after, you have to apply the law of critical success to your
    life. This law says that you should always be doing
    something that moves you closer to your goal. Question: What
    are you doing today that is drawing you a little bit nearer
    to accomplishing your dream?

    Shakespeare wrote, "This above all, to thine own self be
    true." Bravo, Mr. Shakespeare! Being true to yourself means
    that you do what matters most to you, regardless of what
    else is competing for your time.

    Our deeds and achievements are the only yardsticks we can
    use to measure our integrity, and the only evidence we can
    use to judge whether we have been true to our selves.

    From now on, why not put the law of momentum into action? It
    is said that motion creates emotion. When you take action
    toward that which you most desire, your self-confidence will
    soar.

    Distractions shift you off-course or slow you down; actions
    accelerate you forward along your chosen course. Every
    action strengthens you to take another. You will become
    unstoppable! You will liberate yourself from guilt and self-
    pity. You will become the envy of the world.

    Many people never commit to anything. They have interests
    and hobbies, but no passion or driving ambition. I believe
    that you are one of those people who can commit; otherwise
    you wouldn't be reading this article.

    Life is like a bicycle. The moment we stop pedaling, we
    start losing momentum. If we coast for too long, we fall.
    Resolve to press on in spite of all your distractions.

    Here is what you can do to get whatever you want in life:
    First, identify your distractions and move away from them.
    By doing so, you will become effective rather than merely
    efficient.

    Being effective means doing the right things, while being
    efficient means doing things right. It's nice to be
    efficient, but it doesn't do you any good if you're not
    doing the things that will move you toward your dream. Focus
    first on being effective; let efficiency come as it may.

    Second, write the word momentum in big letters and hang it
    somewhere that you will see it often. Do something daily
    that will bring you closer to your goal.

    Third, make a public commitment by asking your friends...
    those who are positive and encouraging... to hold you
    accountable.

    Talk about your dream with them to begin edging it into the
    world. Speak of it as something that you are doing, not
    something that you think about doing.

    Finally, learn all you can about the lore of your passion.
    If you are not, at the least, more knowledgeable than the
    average person about the subject of your dream, you are
    fooling somebody... yourself.

    So, my friend, live your finest ambition. Do it because you
    must. You probably won't find any help when you begin. You
    will, however, get all the help you want when you are
    already there. So be true to thine own self.

    Honesty is the iron string that vibrates within every heart.
    Let results be the measure of your integrity. Work hard at
    it. Do more than is expected, more than is common. Keep the
    momentum going!

    I wish you incredible success!
     
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  2. Manjureddy

    Manjureddy Gold IL'ite

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    Hi Bharati
    That was a nice motivational speech. God knows we all need a pep talk like this once in a while to keep us awake, alert and on the go. New year resolutions are already sagging like old potato sacks. After reading your post, I am ready to pull up my socks and get to work on item-2 on my To-Do list.
    Thanx:wavefor motivating.

    Manjula
     
  3. sudhavnarasimhan

    sudhavnarasimhan Silver IL'ite

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    Hi Bharti,
    That was a wonderful post! :clapThanks fo posting it here, and sharing with all of us. Like majuly has said, we all need this pep talk to get started again or stay tuned in our chosen paths! I am saving this article for reference now and again!
     

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