Habits of Highly Motivated People

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I am certain that its no just enough to talk about motivation and motivated people. I am sure we all go through different challeges but it evident that some are motivated to do what they need to do to achieve their objectives while others are not. I want believe that there are certain positive habits that the highly motivated have developed that keeps them motivated through it all. One habit that readily come to mind is the habit of taking it a day at a time. Please, could you share your thoughts on this. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author johnbly341
    I read motivational quotes at night before I go to bed and, if I need a lift in the morning, again over breakfast. It sounds trite, but sometimes it's just what I need to get started.
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  • Profile picture of the author tsboss1
    I come here as well as a few other forums often and just by reading how many other people have sucess in what they do makes me motivated to get my business going. I think I get 90% of my motivation from marketing forums
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  • Profile picture of the author rocketmail009
    No matter what walk of life they come from, people who are motivated to achieve success share certain traits.

    They set their goals high and are always reaching for the top.

    They have the confidence to step out of their comfort zone to try new ideas or strategies.

    They take part in their organizations, in their families and in their communities.

    They're willing to jump in and take things on -- and have the mental energy necessary to get it done.

    They're not afraid to admit they don't know it all. They're eager to keep growing.

    They know their stuff and are always in the process of learning more.

    They act as if it were impossible for them to fail, as if their success is a done deal.

    They never give up until they succeed, but they're willing to try a variety of options to get what they want rather than to keep hitting their head against the same brick wall.

    They work hard to take care of themselves physically, emotionally, spiritually, intellectually and socially.

    They rise above the small stuff to achieve greatness in their lives.
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  • Profile picture of the author idesignbanner
    Originally Posted by Successfacilitator View Post

    I am certain that its no just enough to talk about motivation and motivated people. I am sure we all go through different challeges but it evident that some are motivated to do what they need to do to achieve their objectives while others are not. I want believe that there are certain positive habits that the highly motivated have developed that keeps them motivated through it all. One habit that readily come to mind is the habit of taking it a day at a time. Please, could you share your thoughts on this. Thanks
    Their thoughts are positive.They view opportunities in failures.They have confidence because the work hard.They do good to get good.
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    Interesting title. Ok - here are my 7 habits of highly Motivated People (with deference to Stephen Covey).

    1. You can easily stay motivated when you are doing what you love, so do what you love to do.

    2. Know what you want - the number #1 success secret. If you don't know, you won't get it, but if you do know, you have a great chance of making your dreams come true.

    3. Get your priorities straight. Work when you work; play when you play and give these things your full attention when you are engaged in them.

    4. Try to think of others in everything you do; not at the expense of your own interests, but remember that other people may not see things the way you do.

    5. Listen to other people with respect. Simpy become a great listener and you will also become a great friend, father, mother, brother, sister etc.

    6. Find time to be still and silent. That's when you are most in touch with the limitless energy and creativity of the universe.

    7. Look after yourself. Exercise. Stay fit and healthy. Don't eat or drink too much. Read to feed your mind with good-stuff. And always be thankful for the blessings that surround you every day of your life.

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    • Originally Posted by Will Edwards View Post

      Interesting title.
      Absolutely Will it is an interesting title. It is the title for my book coming out in December all things been equal. Look out for it and thanks for your contribution.
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      • Profile picture of the author Hesaidblissfully
        I think aside from having clear goals, a lot of success comes down to just setting up the right habits and building up momentum. When you adopt successful habits into your day to day routine, and if you stick with them, it eventually becomes easier to keep doing them than to stop (especially once you start seeing results).
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    • Profile picture of the author Nereah
      Originally Posted by Will Edwards View Post

      Interesting title. Ok - here are my 7 habits of highly Motivated People (with deference to Stephen Covey).

      1. You can easily stay motivated when you are doing what you love, so do what you love to do.

      2. Know what you want - the number #1 success secret. If you don't know, you won't get it, but if you do know, you have a great chance of making your dreams come true.

      3. Get your priorities straight. Work when you work; play when you play and give these things your full attention when you are engaged in them.

      4. Try to think of others in everything you do; not at the expense of your own interests, but remember that other people may not see things the way you do.

      5. Listen to other people with respect. Simpy become a great listener and you will also become a great friend, father, mother, brother, sister etc.

      6. Find time to be still and silent. That's when you are most in touch with the limitless energy and creativity of the universe.

      7. Look after yourself. Exercise. Stay fit and healthy. Don't eat or drink too much. Read to feed your mind with good-stuff. And always be thankful for the blessings that surround you every day of your life.

      Will
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Ho
    I think one of the key habits is having a strong passion for the goal you're pursuing and an attitude that never gives up..
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  • Profile picture of the author shaunwu
    Being humble and not egoistic is also key to being motivated.
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  • Thank you all for all your well thought out contributions. I appreciate you all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Temp
    There are many things that could keep an individual motivated, the most important thing that keeps you motivated is the result. Humans always seek result and this keeps everyone motivated. I got some good points to stay motivated from the book "seven habits of effective people" by Stephen Covey. Thanks must read.
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  • Profile picture of the author EIH888
    I think taking it one day at a time is very important.

    It reminds me of that ol' joke:

    How do you eat an elephant?

    One bite at a time.

    Kinda corny, but get's the point across...
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  • Profile picture of the author powell747
    One habit is to read great books. You've heard the saying "Leaders Are Readers", that is true for the powerful and successful people I know... One book I recommend is called the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey.
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    • Profile picture of the author janicelou
      Originally Posted by powell747 View Post

      One habit is to read great books. You've heard the saying "Leaders Are Readers", that is true for the powerful and successful people I know... One book I recommend is called the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey.
      awesome book. get a copy if you can. but the 7 habits covey's explains in the book are . 1. be proactive 2. begin with the end in mind 3. put first things first. 4. think win/win 5. seek first to understand than to be understood, 6. synergize 7. sharpen the saw.

      if you want to know what the hell that all means you'll need to read the book. lol.
      you can check out mentaltoughness101.com/habits-of-effective-people/ for a quick overview of each habit

      the best thing to do is pick up the book. its worth the few bucks it will cost.
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  • Profile picture of the author Enis
    I've met some super rich people and most don't even consider money the same as we do. They just see it as a number which is what it normally becomes after you make all of your dreams come true. One of the most important things is to break free of fear and not doubt yourself no matter what it is that you are doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author brianman
    Set up daily goals. Do things one at a time. Stop trying to make more money. Start trying to improve people's lives. Stop trying to get rich. Start trying to enrich your life with relationships. Stop looking for quality "things". Start looking for quality of life. Do these things and you'll have an amazing life!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamesgregory
    Remember that you must crawl before walking and walk before running! Take baby steps forward and give yourself credit when it is deserved.. Even if progress is not "ideal," just keep the momentum moving forward.. And try not to be too hard on yourselves.. In my experience, this attitude is very helpful!!
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  • Profile picture of the author tiya12
    I read motivational quotes at night before I go to bed and, if I need a lift in the morning, again over breakfast. It sounds trite, but sometimes it's just what I need to get started. They just see it as a number which is what it normally becomes after you make all of your dreams come true.
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  • Profile picture of the author abond
    Successful people:
    -Get out of your comfort zone. If you are stuck in a weak company, you have to pretend to be weak and lazy or you will intimidate your boss/colleagues. Pretty soon, you might not need to pretend after all.
    -Ignore what "comfortable" people are telling you ("you must stick to this job for 2 years or else...."). How can someone that isn't outstanding tell you how to be outstanding?
    Would you trust advice on how to paint professionally by someone whom cannot even draw stick people. Exactly.
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  • Profile picture of the author BethW1
    My motivation is seeing people who know less then I do succeeding. Makes you realize that you can do it too!
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  • Profile picture of the author deaner10
    Thanks for sharing your tips everyone!
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  • Profile picture of the author drmfitz
    most have heard, we do more for fear of loss, than thought of gain. motivation seems to be external and thus short lived and temporary, requiring additional repriming. when we find ourselves inspired from within? that goes and goes without provocation. ultimate success? finding your purpose in life, doing what you love, and getting paid well for it. Dr. Mike

    there are no lazy people, just uninspired people. Zig
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  • Profile picture of the author jushuaburnham
    I read motivational books, watch motivational videos and keep interaction with successful people!
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  • Profile picture of the author Gilearn
    Among the many points you guys have mentioned i have one that really got stuck with me and that is CONSISTENCY. I make sure at least i have moved a step or an inch a day than not having moved at all in what i am pursuing.
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  • To be honest, I thought this book was going to go into Stephen Covey's well-known book "The habits of highly effective people". I can tell you for certain, that this is a brilliant book, and I myself read his son's version for teenagers (we're talking a few years ago now), which was also fantastic. You should definitely check this book out.

    Anyway, onto what the post is really about. I believe what really motivates people is the things they love doing. You're not likely to do something unless you're truly enjoying yourself. I've experienced this so many times in so many different ways, it's crazy.

    However, there are those times when you have to do something you really don't want to do. When I experience this, all I do are the following two things:
    • Tell myself that whatever I'm about to do, I'm actually going to enjoy. If you can trick yourself into believing this, you're more likely to get started on it, and one of two things will happen. Either you will just carry on getting it done (now that you've started, why stop?) or you may actually find that you DO enjoy doing it!
    • Nut up and shut up. Basically just get on with it. The longer I stand around whining and moaning about having to do something, the more time I'm wasting where I could be doing that thing I'm standing there whining about!

    At the end of the day, it's really down to you. Are you prepared to work for what you want? Or are you one of the 98% of people who just sit there and expect all the good things in life to come to you?

    You decide.




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  • Profile picture of the author Shania
    I have not read that one. I should look for it and get to know what its all about!
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  • Profile picture of the author stopper
    am trying to be motivated but I know it is not automatic
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    Amazing thread! Very informative and inspirational. Thanks for sharing...I might try this to be one of the highly motivated person.
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  • Profile picture of the author magnates
    There is an amzing by Keith Cameron Smith Called "The top 10 Habits of Millionaires ". It is one of the best books i have ever read . I recommend it to everyone

    I don't want to give the whole farm away but Here is a summary of The 10 habits

    1.Millionaire are generous

    2.Millionaires take calculated risks

    3.Millionaires are continuous learner and implementers

    4. Millionaires Think Big

    5.Millionaires build Powerful Networks

    6.Millionaires Lead (They Create Events or Make things happen )

    7.Millionaires do whatever it takes

    Ofcourse there is more , You really need to read more from the book . to get what is truly meant by these things

    You are going to love it . One of the best books i have ever read

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  • Profile picture of the author Harold Lindsey
    I've been wondering about, and reading about motivation for years. I even wrote about the various levels of motivation in a book that I wrote for writers. I won't mention it here, because that is not what were here for.

    But, it is just so fasinating to see what motivates a person for success or failure. There are quite a few motivational levels that we all deal with, but it all falls back to one of the points that Will mentioned above.

    You have know what you want. I think that is the numero uno trait that most successful people share.

    And it isn't simply that they know what they want. They can Imagine it. They Can Touch it. They Thirst after want they want. With Most Successful people, their desire is so strong it becomes an Obsession with them.

    It is their Why. Their reason for living. All the other traits help to support what they want. And the achievement of that passion automatically motivates them everday.
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  • Profile picture of the author Debra Barrow
    Another habit of a highly motivated person, is to always realize the value of their contribution. That the time they've taken to learn and grow should not be squandered or taken lightly.....that it could be used to help someone else.
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      Originally Posted by Debra Barrow View Post

      Another habit of a highly motivated person, is to always realize the value of their contribution. That the time they've taken to learn and grow should not be squandered or taken lightly.....that it could be used to help someone else.
      You mean like posting something of value in the Warrior Forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    'Got any dirty habits?' - The pope
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  • Profile picture of the author andynathan
    Actually doing something with your motivation!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ping Geek
    I listen to audios everyday in the car, or whenever I drive .. And I have a small library of success books that I read from everyday. Oddly enough the people in the audios I listen to talk about doing the same thing.

    Coincidence? I think not ..
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  • Profile picture of the author dreamgirl21
    Another way is to focus on one thing at a time and then move on to
    the next thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Of those who are extremely motivated to reach goals, it seems that the habit of frequently thinking about the potentially desirable consequences of worthwhile goals is probably a habit that many motivated individuals have.
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  • Profile picture of the author hotconcepts
    focus and follow successful people (your favorite one) for motivation.
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  • Profile picture of the author Freeyourtime
    The habit is consistency. You have to make a plan and then follow it, every day. If you have a plan, on paper you can on your bad day do what you need to do...but on your good days you will also do what you need to do...and even a little more... So, do the same things over and over again. Do not slack...overachieve on your own goals. This is how we in our Team are successful...
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  • Profile picture of the author ashwinvidiyala
    I think the philosophy of taking it one day at a time is a good way to live. Another way of saying it is go as far as you can see, and when you get there, you'll see further. You can't see the whole path in front of you, that's why you have to take one step at a time.
    Also, I read somewhere that successful people don't do one thing differently. They do EVERYTHING differently. Success is not just one big thing; it's a whole bunch of little things. And it's the cumulative effect of changing all those little things that makes the big difference.
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  • Profile picture of the author ashwinvidiyala
    Leaders are always readers in every field. People around the world who are at the top of their profession have always been and are VORACIOUS readers. They read, read, read all the time.
    I personally like to read personality development books. One of my favorites is "Ask and it is Given" by Esther and Jerry Hicks.
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  • Ask for Guidance, communicate with your Guardian Angel or pray for help with finding the right mentor or someone you will connect with that can help you keep the motivation going, just ask and believe you have already received!
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  • Profile picture of the author onlinemarketer23
    its my view that to be a susccess online or any other business venture..first you have to believe yourself.. believe you are the right people to get your goal..and commit yourself none and nothing will stop u to keep on movin forward...be self-confidence and armed with solid persevarance..impossible is nothing...if u believe, God will show the path!! :-) just a really stunning book for everyone looking to get huge success on business and life and getting closer to financial freedom.. is "the secrets of millonaire minds" by Harv Eker - here is the link - Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the...Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the...
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  • Profile picture of the author KevMason
    Staying Motivated will be different to each individual, based on Personal, Business and Mental state.

    For me I tend to have real BIG goals to keep me motivated and find daily/weekly tasks I need to do in order to reach those Bigger goals.

    It can become easier if you share those goals, but not to anyone as some people cannot relate to where you are, or cannot see your visions, say may pass negative thoughts onto them, which can kill your momentum.

    Sharing them also holds you accountable, when you have not reached them!

    The best way I keep Motivated on a consistent basis is I vision where I see myself in 2-3years or at my peak, that energy that you can create at that particular moment if you truly believe in yourself can be crazy, so hold onto that, your Motivation will soon get it's second wind!

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  • Profile picture of the author hostdare
    Motivation comes from determination. To be able to understand life, you should feel the sunfrom both sides

    Ignore those who try to destroy you.Dont let other people to get the best of you. Stay away from toxic people

    Motivation is when your dreams are put into work clothes. Motivation is one of the strongest characteristics you can have

    Discipline or self control jives synonymously with motivation. Both are key factors in self improvement.

    Motivation without vision is like a boat on a dry land. Your mind can bring you whatever you desire in life
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  • Profile picture of the author dmarseller
    I like sports. When I am tense sports relaxes me. When I'm confused, to me do sport focuses and motivates me.

    But...sometimes....it's really hard stay focused and motivated hehehehe


    Take care!
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