In our ongoing creation of who we are, nothing has a greater impact on that process than the choice we make between optimism and pessimism. There are no optimistic or pessimistic personalities; there are only single, individual choices for optimistic and pessimistic thoughts. Who we are is up to us every moment.
Staying self-motivated is a choice that enables one to live a beautiful, disciplined and great life. Therefore, over the next few weeks (on Mondays), I’ll be sharing tit bits from a life-transforming book I read a while back on motivating oneself.
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“He who is not busy being born is busy dying”. If you were told you had one month to live, what are the things you would stop postponing. Without being conscious of death, one can’t be fully aware of the gift of life. Like poet and diarist Anais Nin writes, “People living deeply have no fear of death”.
A major part of living a life of self-motivation is having something to wake up for in the morning – something that you are “up to” in life so that you will stay hungry. Create a vision of who you want to be, and then live into that picture as if it were already true.
Focus is everything. The team that is more focused today is the team that will win this game. Focus on being a happy and motivated person and that is who you will be. Refuse distractions.
Whenever I’m afraid of something coming up. I will find a way to do something that’s even harder or scarier. Once I do the harder thing, the real thing becomes fun. The harder you are on yourself, the easier life is on you. Crazy true! You can always stage a bigger battle than the one you have to face.
I like this in particular. Learn to make your life simple. Creatively plan your life. You can weed out, delegate, and eliminate all activities that don’t contribute to your projected goals. Most importantly, do everything right on the spot – don’t put anything unnecessarily into your future. Do it now.
Take actions towards your desired future today!