Inspiration Or Faith – Which Comes First?

We all make goals for our own improvement, development and enrichment. Be it to run a marathon, to learn French, to play the piano, to learn to sketch, or to write a novel we all have something we would like to do to improve ourselves and enrich our lives. We make these goals with the best of intentions, but everyday somehow they never get accomplished from a goal into a reality. And that isn’t to say that these things are not important to you. They just simply don’t get done. Somewhere between essential activities such as showering in the morning and eating dinner in the evening your goal for self-improvement just isn’t met once again.

All motivation comes from the reasons we have for doing something. If you don’t have a reason to do something you won’t do it. This is what creates the 4 different types of motivation.

If you desire to become successful, you can attain that goal. There is no magic wand that can be waved to make you more successful. But with a fair amount of time, effort and dedication, you can draw the strength that you need to be a success using the power of positive thinking.

Fact: When the going gets tough there may be times when you need to put your shoulder to the grindstone. But if your journey is only driven by will power, you are likely to tire and it’s unlikely that you will succeed. If you are clear about why you want to reach your destination, together with a real desire to get there, you will use your inspiration rather than relying on will power alone. Strong desire and emotionally connecting to the excitement of reaching your destination is far more powerful than using sheer will power. Without engaging your emotions and feelings (the subconscious and the limbic part of your brain), you have to work much harder. Follow me is more powerful than perspiration.

Well, here goes. I paid $1.00, a nominal fee donated to Feed the Children for my two-week ‘Test Drive’. Full of anticipation, I went directly to the site, a beautifully designed group of pages, the Training Section boasting a collection of motivational videos by the likes of Tony Robbins, Jack Canfield, and Les Brown, among others. Unfortunately, the Marketing Skills pages had not been completed, nor had many of the remaining areas, with a related announcement that these would be completed in about a week. A week!-so much for the two-week Test Drive.

I’m not just talking about musicians and writers, I’m talking about artists, athletes, and any other person who needs to find some inspiration for something they want to do.

They are right, sometimes it’s not the price that matters. Granting access to the company library,only meant for managers; could be the perfect gift to inspire your efficient secretary! Brainstorm and you’ll be able to come up with the perfect but cheap inspirational gift idea.


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