“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” – Deepak Chopra
Do you live in a perpetual state of getting ready to live? Getting ready to live is not living. Many people spend life as if they’re travelling on a non-stop speeding train. The analogy is that while the train is speeding, the view from the window is nothing more than a blur. Slow down, the view becomes much clearer, and you have time to create the life you deserve.
Your self-motivation will grow when:
1. You let go of the past
Before you can create a better future, you must let go of the pains of your past. Failing once does not mean you will fail forever. Learn from your experiences, but don’t let it stand as an obstacle between you and your dreams. Don’t live your life staring into the rear view mirror.
2. You remember success
Just as important as learning from and overcoming past failure is remembering past success. It doesn’t matter who you are, you have succeeded at something at some time in your past. Concentrate on your strengths and achievements. Use them to remind yourself that you have the ability to achieve your goals.
3. You realise that your potential and possibilities are endless
Everything is possible. The dreams that you hold, but sometimes suppress are within your reach. You can create a better life for yourself starting today.
“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” – Khalil Gibran
John Lloyd is a business growth strategist, award-winning marketer, speaker, trainer, columnist and author of the book Smart Thinking for Crazy Times.
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