What Gets YOU Motivated?

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Wondering what fellow warriors do to keep themselves motivated and on the right tracks?
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  • Profile picture of the author spope91
    The money, the thought of being my own boss, the thought of taking a holiday whenever I want, the thought of spending as much time with family as i want, not having to worry about early mornings, rush hour traffic, impressing superiors, uniforms or dresscode, but most of all ofcourse, the money :p

    Money is my motivation.
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    • Profile picture of the author marketermatt
      Originally Posted by spope91 View Post

      The money, the thought of being my own boss, the thought of taking a holiday whenever I want, the thought of spending as much time with family as i want, not having to worry about early mornings, rush hour traffic, impressing superiors, uniforms or dresscode, but most of all ofcourse, the money :p

      Money is my motivation.
      Exactly the same, the thought of being my own boss is insane!

      I work a weekend job at a superdrug in england (Im 18).

      Im also studying at UNI. (Computer Science FTW)

      So being my own boss would make my dream!
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      • Profile picture of the author spope91
        Originally Posted by marketermatt View Post

        Exactly the same, the thought of being my own boss is insane!

        I work a weekend job at a superdrug in england (Im 18).

        Im also studying at UNI. (Computer Science FTW)

        So being my own boss would make my dream!
        I wish you the best of luck mate

        I'm also in the UK 19, and work in I.T (Boring as hell) So I can't wait to be my own boss

        Things are starting to look up for me, I hope to quit my job within the next 2 months
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      • Profile picture of the author JamesPenn
        Originally Posted by marketermatt View Post

        Exactly the same, the thought of being my own boss is insane!

        I work a weekend job at a superdrug in england (Im 18).

        Im also studying at UNI. (Computer Science FTW)

        So being my own boss would make my dream!
        What uni are you at?

        I'm in my last year of Psychology at Kent Uni. Looking forward to it being over and not having the weight of coursework, exams and presentations nagging away at the back of my mind when I'm trying to do real work

        James
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        • Profile picture of the author spope91
          Originally Posted by JamesPenn View Post

          What uni are you at?

          I'm in my last year of Psychology at Kent Uni. Looking forward to it being over and not having the weight of coursework, exams and presentations nagging away at the back of my mind when I'm trying to do real work

          James
          I'm in Kent too, I tell ya one thing that doesn't motivate me, and that's the weather, lol
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  • Profile picture of the author PVReymond
    My reason WHY.

    I mean, why I am doing this. I have it all the time in front
    of me, the screen saver of my iphone is a note with my
    reason WHY and goals.

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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    Watching money drop into my ClickBank account.

    Will
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  • Profile picture of the author ginandtonic
    Having trouble with this myself, and looking forward to more responses.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruth P
    When I see the money coming in,that certainly does motivate me because I know what I'm doing is working.

    My long term motivation, however, is more about my life goals, what I'd do with that money, the free time etc. At the moment I'm planning to go travelling for an extended period of time. That really keeps me motivated
    ~Ruth
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    Money in PayPal and earning stats from other well known marketers !
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  • Profile picture of the author spope91
    Originally Posted by Chris Kent View Post

    Fear motivates me. One of the most basic motivators.
    What is it you fear?
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  • Profile picture of the author LastWarrior
    Money isn't the motivator. It's what money can buy or get you... is what motivates.

    If you can keep forefront in your mind what you really want and never let that vision escape you... and if it's strong enough and big enough, something you truly believe you can achieve, that itself can motivate you enough to stick through the tough times.

    My motivator are the goals I have set for the future. They are what I really want and I believe if I work hard enough, smart enough... and never quit, eventually my persistence WILL overcome and I WILL succeed. Roadblocks in the way of my goals are only temporary and it's up to me whether I let it remain a hindrance or something I will work through.

    My motivation is the goals, the dreams I have for myself and their reality is clear in my mind. They motivate me because I envisioned them becoming real.... if I don't give up and keep persisting. They motivate me because they are goals within reach of my faith... of my believability factor that I will obtain them. Without having these vivid clear pictures in my mind of what I want, then I'll work aimlessly without measure of what I really want and won't have the inspiration to keep at it when the road ahead gets filled with obstructions.

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    • Profile picture of the author spope91
      Originally Posted by LastWarrior View Post

      Money isn't the motivator. It's what money can buy or get you... is what motivates.

      If you can keep forefront in your mind what you really want and never let that vision escape you... and if it's strong enough and big enough, something you truly believe you can achieve, that itself can motivate you enough to stick through the tough times.

      My motivator are the goals I have set for the future. They are what I really want and I believe if I work hard enough, smart enough... and never quit, eventually my persistence WILL overcome and I WILL succeed. Roadblocks in the way of my goals are only temporary and it's up to me whether I let it remain a hindrance or something I will work through.

      My motivation is the goals, the dreams I have for myself and their reality is clear in my mind. They motivate me because I envisioned them becoming real.... if I don't give up and keep persisting. They motivate me because they are goals within reach of my faith... of my believability factor that I will obtain them. Without having these vivid clear pictures in my mind of what I want, then I'll work aimlessly without measure of what I really want and won't have the inspiration to keep at it when the road ahead gets filled with obstructions.

      LastWarrior
      Great post I often think about goals for the future, being able to have choices in life thanks to the money and freedom I have earnt using the internet.
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    • Profile picture of the author williampaul
      Originally Posted by LastWarrior View Post

      Money isn't the motivator. It's what money can buy or get you... is what motivates.

      If you can keep forefront in your mind what you really want and never let that vision escape you... and if it's strong enough and big enough, something you truly believe you can achieve, that itself can motivate you enough to stick through the tough times.

      My motivator are the goals I have set for the future. They are what I really want and I believe if I work hard enough, smart enough... and never quit, eventually my persistence WILL overcome and I WILL succeed. Roadblocks in the way of my goals are only temporary and it's up to me whether I let it remain a hindrance or something I will work through.

      My motivation is the goals, the dreams I have for myself and their reality is clear in my mind. They motivate me because I envisioned them becoming real.... if I don't give up and keep persisting. They motivate me because they are goals within reach of my faith... of my believability factor that I will obtain them. Without having these vivid clear pictures in my mind of what I want, then I'll work aimlessly without measure of what I really want and won't have the inspiration to keep at it when the road ahead gets filled with obstructions.

      LastWarrior
      Thanks man... nice words..
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  • Profile picture of the author matt5409
    Originally Posted by Eddyjangle View Post

    Beer and guitar... plus money
    this guy has it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Avesel
    Working makes you feel good. Perhaps not wanting to feel lazy is a motivator.
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  • Profile picture of the author LauraJames
    My motivation is being able to take care of my children, including my daughter who has autism. I am their role model, so my motivation to succeed, along with my sincere gratitude for being able to do so, is limitless.
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  • Profile picture of the author masterofinternate
    My boyfriend....who's everything for me.
    My inspiration, motivation and overall success depends on his single word. Without him...I'm nothing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mrmuscle90
      Great posts guys, really positive. Keep em coming!
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  • Profile picture of the author giljimenez
    My "Why", my written goals, and my faith.

    Need I say more?
    "Failure doesn't exist in my book..."
    Gil
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike McAleer
    How can I get more motivated?

    Tell myself that I am rich!
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesHughes
    Hi - When I get kind comments from fellow marketers on my blog. Gives me a lift!
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  • Profile picture of the author myeanne
    my family and my dreams to my have a better life. this really motivates me.
    I need to work hard for them.
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    • Profile picture of the author Matt Ausin
      There actually are a lot of things that motivate me if I start thinking about it.

      If I'm doing something I don't necessarily like, but have to do - then I think about things like - this is earning the roof over my head and the food on my table, so basically it's fear.

      When I do something that is really a passion for me, it is a whole different game. Then I feel motivated by the feeling that I'm going to accomplish something big and meaningful, and that I have to do this, and it all comes together naturally.

      You can guess which type of things I try to do more, but in life there has to be balance between both of these I guess
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  • Profile picture of the author LymeJosh
    Plenty of things should fall into motivational standpoints, but the full idea of achieving "success" and being comfortable in one's life choices, and children, is the main reason why we all work. So this is work, succeed and achieve.
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    I'm motivated by the extra income I generate online. The fact that when I want to do something I can just go and do it and have fun. It's nice.
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  • Profile picture of the author cosiman
    Working home fulltime is what motivates me. it's my goal.
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  • Profile picture of the author mr2monster
    Music most of the time...

    Sometimes writing about my goals gets my fired up and willing to work too.
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    • Profile picture of the author cjreynolds
      When I see the money coming in,that certainly does motivate me because I know what I'm doing is working.
      I love that!

      In my book, the best motivators are:

      #1 - Confidence in yourself - the belief that "you can do this".

      #2 - Success - because it gives you more of #1!

      Even a little success can go a long way!

      joe
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  • Profile picture of the author MoneyMonkey
    My motivation is the goal of successfully completing a task to an employer and the feel good moment you have when the employer gives you a good review. I know a lot of people's motivation is money, I'm not condescending it because it's also one of my reasons. I think money should be a motivator but not the whole reason per say.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Harper
    You know what's weird? When I get overwhelmed by all the bad news I see, hear and read about ... something in me decided to shut out the world get to work on a personal goal.

    I think it's because I know I can't control anything but myself.

    Once I get engrossed in a project, then I stop worrying about the world's problems.
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  • Profile picture of the author James Harrison
    This.
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  • Profile picture of the author BenoitT
    Here are two videos that are strong motivator.

    That one pump me and don't give up. How Great I am is speech from Mohamed Ali, the greatest boxer of all time. I listen to it every morning, thanks to Russell Brunson.


    The second one is my favorite video ever. When you're sad because nothing is working, just listen to this video and if you don't smile at the end, go see a doctor! It will remind you are AWESOME. I shed tears of joy everytime I listen.

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  • Profile picture of the author Stephen G Clark
    The money is definitely nice, but doing something like exercising or listening to music can get me into a motivated state of mind.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bill Cousins
      Ive been trying to figure out exactly what motivates me for about 2 years now? I mean yes money is nice, freedom is nice, recognition is nice, but I think the number one thing that motivates me is to be able to not ever worry about where is the $$ gonna come from to do this and do that. I mean to be able to wake up in the morning and just feel totally relaxed about the future has got to be the most awesome feeling in the world!

      The second thing is to be able to shove my success into the face of all of the a-holes who said I was a lazy ******* when I would not just GO GET A JOB!

      Success truly is the BEST revenge!

      Here is a video I watch often! I love it!

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      • Profile picture of the author paulie888
        Originally Posted by Bill Cousins View Post

        Ive been trying to figure out exactly what motivates me for about 2 years now? I mean yes money is nice, freedom is nice, recognition is nice, but I think the number one thing that motivates me is to be able to not ever worry about where is the $$ gonna come from to do this and do that. I mean to be able to wake up in the morning and just feel totally relaxed about the future has got to be the most awesome feeling in the world!

        The second thing is to be able to shove my success into the face of all of the a-holes who said I was a lazy ******* when I would not just GO GET A JOB!

        Success truly is the BEST revenge!

        Here is a video I watch often! I love it!

        YouTube - Felix Dennis - Words Of Wisdom - Can You Get Rich?
        Bill, thanks for reminding me about one of my main motivations - getting back at the dimwits who thought I was a fool for leaving the security of my corporate job to strike out on my own with my internet business! It still brings a smile to my face when I recall the day I told my boss I didn't feel like working anymore, and he seemed to be far more upset about it than I was!

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  • Profile picture of the author fated82
    To realize my dream of having an automated business.....I found out that the "push button" theory do exist. It is a simple system but not easy...I am continuously trying to perfect that system....
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  • Profile picture of the author JonMills
    Definately obtaining goals
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  • Profile picture of the author shireen
    Hi:

    Shireen here :-)

    Independence + Freedom is my main motivation.

    Where I don't have to depend on a job & I decide when I want to work :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author writerval
    Visiting the Warrior Forum motivates me!

    Other than that - I am the head of my household, so providing for my family motivates me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gail Ogden
    I first got motivated by sitting and getting a clear understanding where I wanted to go and then why I really wanted to go there. Now every time I get stuck I remind myself of these two things.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kakashi
    Got motivated when my work can produce the good result...
    Means I did the thing correctly....
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  • Profile picture of the author Claude7
    Having a clear pal of my next steps.. Watching some friends making money on line and I know that I can make better products. Having my own system that makes me cash where
    I own my time. Make a vision board. Get a mentor and a buddy. You really need both to keep you on track. Have a panel of experts you can telephone for help when you get stuck. This is what I do to earn money online every month and I hope it helps you to do the same :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author additi
    I get Motivate by Music.
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  • Profile picture of the author BabyJoe
    Currently theres no money coming in yet....but I'm working into it. Reason to go for IM....wanna get out of working life and just travel around with IM earning for me 
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  • Profile picture of the author cupul89
    to survive evryday, bcause very hard to life now!
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    It'd be my why, and this is all about lasting freedom and independence. Seeing money pop up on a daily and recurring basis in my Paypal and CPA accounts also gives me a lot of extra daily motivation.
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  • Profile picture of the author veenafurtado
    The simple fact that I am my own boss...
    and I make great money too.
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