Friday, March 03, 2006

How To Motivate And Develop Yourself

What motivates us to do the things that we do? Why do we think and behave as we do? What influences people to do what they do? The word "motivation" means different things to different people. One thing for sure is that you can't buy a jar of it: it has to come from within yourself. A person's brain needs constant motivational input just as muscles need exercise, engines need petrol and plants need water.

People are the product of their thoughts and the aim of motivational material is to improve the quality of your thoughts. Motivation is nothing more than encouragement and we all perform better for it.

"We become what we think about all day long." - Emerson

The road to achievement starts with a goal. Implant that goal in your mind and think about it all day long. Pay the price by making sacrifices. Take small steps towards your goal every day, instead of occasional bursts of activity.

The principal difference between the average person and the one who is highly successful seems to be in the degree of his or her personal motivation infact without self motivation you can hardly succeed in life.Self motivation brings about self development BUT it requires self discipline, that's why motivation is the hidden power in the successful person's arsenal and is the key ingredient for success.

Strong motivation also stems from a deep rooted belief in what you are trying to do; it is strongest when it comes from your inner values. This creates a feeling of ENTHUSIASM which is essential in order to remain motivated. As a salesperson I've come to realise that the best salespeople are those who get very excited about and have total faith in their products. They sell with a firm conviction that their product is the best available.

But you don't have to be a salesperson to be motivated, whatever you do be motivated and success will surley be YOURS!

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