An alternative to waiting for motivation

“Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion.  You must set yourself on fire.”
-- Arnold H. Glasow


We’ve talked often in these emails about the importance of having a consistent approach. Anyone can have good performances, or even great ones. But it is the person, or company, that gives a quality performance day in and day out that will have the most success.
 
One of the keys to being able to do that is not waiting for motivation before you act. It’s great to be motivated to do something, but you cannot rely on it. Think about how often you’ve heard yourself say, “I just can’t get motivated to do XXXXX.”
 
Want to get motivated? Then don’t wait for it. Act first. Get moving on your project or your workout, or whatever your task is and the motivation will follow. An object in motion wants to stay in motion. The same is true for people.
 
Today, stop waiting for motivation to get you moving and instead start moving and watch the motivation follow you.
 
Win Your Day!
Steve Gilbert
 
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