MOTIVATION - The Missing Ingredient is ...

by Bayo
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Recently I was at an event that focused on the topic of motivation.



Great ideas and insights shared and the biggest "Aha" moment was that you can be pumped-up and as one speaker put it "lifted up" by the motivation being dished out from the stage but nothing beats self-motivation.

I agreed and ironically that was the topic of my speech so she kind of stole my thunder ... in a nice way!

Are you waiting for someone else to tell you that you've got what it takes to become the person you know you desire to and can become?

If you've been reading self-help books, buying programs and attending events all these years and nothing seems to have changed even though you always get fired up, maybe the missing ingredient is you.

Get yourself in the game.

Be self-motivated.

#ingredient #missing #motivation
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  • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
    Originally Posted by Bayo View Post

    Recently I was at an event that focused on the topic of motivation.



    Great ideas and insights shared and the biggest "Aha" moment was that you can be pumped-up and as one speaker put it "lifted up" by the motivation being dished out from the stage but nothing beats self-motivation.

    I agreed and ironically that was the topic of my speech so she kind of stole my thunder ... in a nice way!

    Are you waiting for someone else to tell you that you've got what it takes to become the person you know you desire to and can become?

    If you've been reading self-help books, buying programs and attending events all these years and nothing seems to have changed even though you always get fired up, maybe the missing ingredient is you.

    Get yourself in the game.

    Be self-motivated.


    Earl Nightingale said; "Motivation comes from the anticipation of a desired goal."

    Do you agree that goals and anticipation of reaching them is enough to motivate us?

    GordonJ
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  • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
    Obsession;

    Once you lift your desire to belief and raise your belief to obsession motivation takes care of itself.

    Then as for discipline. Discipline is never an issue in a properly motivated individual.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wizardofwisdom
    Aren't we all self motivated?

    Surely the question is whether a person feels motivated to change the world or jump off a cliff?

    To feel motivated to achieve some goal you must first have a healthy dose of self belief. And you must know how to pick yourself up when obstacles and challenges show up.

    Much as I've learned from - and am grateful to - the "pump-you-up" motivators, my experience has been that motivation whether acquired in that way or by some effort of one's own, is not sustainable.

    The late, great Dr. Wayne Dyer used to point out that motivation is what happens when you get hold of an idea and run with it.

    Eventually you get tired.

    Inspiration, however, is when an idea gets hold of you and runs with you.

    That's when you feel uplifted - and you can keep going indefinitely!

    I'd go for inspiration any time.

    Oh - yes - and IMO, you can be "self-inspired." It requires letting go rather than grasping onto some idea.

    Try it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    None of the real business owners I know need to be motivated. They ARE motivated. It doesn't come and go like weather. They want the outcome...and they will persist until they achieve it or die. This is not a fatalistic or depressing approach. It is exciting and enthusiastic. They BELIEVE in themselves. Motivation does not come from outside. It is not fueled from outside.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonleecontent
    I definitely don't think motivation is the problem for most people.

    At the last event I went to EVERY speech was some form of "state pumping" it feels great in the room and you're pumped up but it doesn't last once you're back in your own environment.

    I'd also mention that a lot of that state pumping is done to get you to sign up for expensive high $ coaching programs as well.

    They get you motivated, deplete your will power with 12 hours of speeches and boom you're ready to fork over 25k for a coaching group.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ketan Pande
    I was chatting with an entrepreneur who is running a successful 7-figure business in India,

    I asked him,"How do you motivate yourself in hard times?"

    His answer amazed me,

    He said,

    "Do Tigers need motivation? Their success rate is 10% that means they fail 9 times out of 10.
    So, do they cry and give up? No, they fail, evolve and succeed. So what keeps them going? the answer is 'survival'.

    Similarly,

    We should consider our work as an only way to survive and this will keep you motivated.'

    It was a very important lesson for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    the missing ingredient is hard work
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  • Profile picture of the author R0b328
    Great message Bayo. I couldn't agree more because I think this is something a lot of people struggle with, myself included. You have to realize that nobody is going to approve you to do anything. I think that comes from fearing disapproval so much, that one now seeks approval for everything. This is definitely one of the toughest parts of the personal development journey, but it's incredibly important.

    It really takes laser focus on what you want to truly not care about what other people think and say. Gotta see it clear as day in your head.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bayo
      Originally Posted by R0b328 View Post

      Great message Bayo. I couldn't agree more because I think this is something a lot of people struggle with, myself included. You have to realize that nobody is going to approve you to do anything. I think that comes from fearing disapproval so much, that one now seeks approval for everything. This is definitely one of the toughest parts of the personal development journey, but it's incredibly important.

      It really takes laser focus on what you want to truly not care about what other people think and say. Gotta see it clear as day in your head.
      All good points that I agree are based on the truth and hard facts of life.

      When I started in business I failed because I wasn't self-motivated to do the business side of things e.g. track my expenses, pay HMRS taxes on time, promote what I did, have selling discussions with potential clients etc.

      Essentially I was good at what I did and enjoyed it and felt motivated to go out and DO the work but lacked the motivation to do the things I didn't like and that nobody had told me I was "good enough" to be doing.

      Fast forward many years, on LinkedIn people would flame the contributions and comments I made either in a way that showed their ignorance or because they had other reasons to do so.

      Those times were a hard knock on my ego because I had placed so much on what other people said.

      Then came a point where I basically thought "Screw it. I don't need anyone's permission to express my professional perspectives."

      I won't say I went "nuclear" or got aggressive but I certainly stared to gradually care less about what others said in response to my articles, posts or feedback.

      It was around that time that I realized all I needed was my internal drive and focus and the rest is history.

      When I started to cater to the needs of introverted professionals I discovered there are a lot, and I mean a lot of people who are going through the same challenges I did...which is why my main areas of interest include self-motivation, inspiration and believing that we don't need anyone's permission to be who we want to be.

      Bayo
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  • Profile picture of the author Master Blake
    The missing link is: don't limit yourself based on circumstantial evidence and see the glass half full. In a nutshell.
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  • There will always be a missing ingredient.
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