“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great” ~ Zig Zigler So much wisdom packed into one short sentence. First of all, the fear of being bad at something can often be enough to prevent us from ever starting. Sadly, it often seems as though people are …
There is an article, “Get Fired Up,” in the December issue of Runner’s World that talks about motivation to run, and why some people stick with it and some don’t. What they suggest is that running starts out as something you should do, but gradually becomes something you want to do. And once it becomes …
Some of you who have been following along may be wondering why I am doing this. And why I choose to focus on work, motivation and performance (almost) every single day. Well, sometime soon after showing up for my first day of work at my first job in the real world, I noticed many people …
When you do something you love with a high degree of dedication, you naturally become better at it. This mean, you’re deepening your knowledge and skill in your chosen field (this applies to relationships as well). When we dig deep into something, we challenge ourselves to become better. We confront our fears, and tackle our …
That old saying, “Follow your dreams.” Well, it actually works. When you’re able to visualize a future you want for yourself, it’s like arming yourself with a compass where you used to have none. Imagine the life you want to live, and keep it close to your thoughts, and you can slowly make it a …
The Common Denominator of Success – By Albert E. N. Gray I highly recommend this article. It’s six pages long. Do yourself a favor and take ten minutes to read it. Albert originally presented this as a speech to a group of insurance salesman, but I think the idea applies of many areas of life. …
Every once and awhile, it’s good to sprint. Send 50 messages on Facebook. Play five games of soccer. Write ten blog posts. Call your entire family. It’s not sustainable, but it sure helps to get a lot done. Go ahead, go nuts.
A good healthy rivalry can do a lot for your personal development. The same goes for groups or teams. While we’re busy focusing on beating our opponent, we’re working really hard to improve ourselves. Just the thought of losing to a rival will often drive you far beyond your normal limits. But what happens when …
If you find yourself grasping to muster the energy to move forward, then it might be time to rethink what you’re doing. When you do something you love, you naturally have a desire to be the best you can. And the better you get, the more you enjoy doing it. You’re constantly, and naturally, raising …
That part of you that thinks you can do better. That part that thinks you could be doing more. That part that is so easy to ignore. That is your hunger. And the longer you ignore it, the more it goes away, until you’re completely starved. So, if you’re hungry, why wait?