Category : Motivation

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Patterns, Plans, Persistence, and Pain: Pathways to Business Success

Persistence

“You will never change your life until you change something you do DAILY.

The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.”

John C. Maxwell

Persistence, if you have been following my writings for any length of time, is a recent topic. Two weeks ago, I wrote about persistence from the perspective of managing self-change in business. So how is this week’s focus different? There is overlap; and yet, I want to address and emphasize the issues of patterns of behavior, patterns in the way we interact with others, and patterns in how we structure our day that have such powerful impact on our businesses. And too, I want you to pay attention to which patterns are serving you, which are obstructing you in you business and, which patterns you have not yet developed that could make a world of difference to your level of success.

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Motivation

Fear, Inspiration and Motivation

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”

-Winston Churchill

Think about that quote. It refers to resilience – the ability to not just persevere in the face of repeated obstruction, but to do so  – with enthusiasm!

Today, the focus is more on fear than inspiration, because in most cases, we need the ability to move through the fear before we can get to inspiration.

The accepted wisdom is that there are only two things that motivate humans to act: fear or inspiration.  Which of these would you voluntarily choose – for you, or for others?

Unfortunately, some of us do not even recognize fear initially when it has stopped us in our tracks.

Essentially, the general consensus among psychologists is that, whatever the source of fear, we need to move towards it, rather than running away from it; and, that fear is usually focused on the past or worry about the future. Staying focused in the present and dealing with ‘what is’ is the biggest part of any solution.

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