Sunday, February 19, 2012

Want to Get Motivated to Keep Going? Review All The Milestones You've Already Passed

Not all of us are able to stay at 110% in full military power all the time in everything we do. For those that cannot muster the strength to stay motivated, after they've been knocked down by a ton of bricks, and believe me I've been there, there is something you can do. You can review all the milestones that you've already passed. You can consider all the adversity you have overcome. You can remember all that you've been through to get where you are today. Let me explain why.

You see, when you see how far you've been, and you consider all those milestones you past to get to where you are now, you realize that you can't go back, that you can't quit, and that you must never surrender. That will motivate you. The other day, I was talking to an acquaintance and he mentioned that there was this individual who dropped out of college, and had foregone his desired future.

At that point he had a literal mental breakdown and he gave up in the mind, and refused to go on. But why I ask, he had come that far. Apparently this individual had always won, but not without hard work and sacrifice, still he had never experienced the adversity of defeat, something is often needed to build the strength of character to motivate one to get back up, dust off, and to go again.

In considering the overwhelming psychological trauma this individual faced, it sdemed it would have been a perfect time for him to reflect how far he'd come, and reevaluate what he had to do to keep going forward. He should've set more interim goals along the way. Set a new strategy and course to keep going, to motivate himself, but he didn't. I don't want this to happen to you, instead, I want you to consider what I've said, and use it to keep going.

Some people have coaches to help them along the way, but the best coach is truly in your mirror, it's you. You know what you've gone through, where you've been, and where you want to be. It's time that you did a little reviewing, stepped back from the picture, and out of your box, and then you'll see it clear his day.

Winston Churchill used to have a favorite saying that he repeated over and over; "if you have to go through hell to get to where you're going, don't stop," and his other quote which is quite famous is this; "never, never, never, never ever give up!" or something to that affect.

Okay so, you don't have to take my advice, take his. Consider what you've had to go through to get to where you are now, you've been through worse, you can do this. Think on it.

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