How many times do we feel like giving up?
If you do not want to admit it, well I will tell you. I do. Sometimes many times a month. I feel like giving up when I don’t get any orders, I feel like giving up when I see Facebook post of my colleagues talking about their successes. I feel like giving up when I am not making enough money to buy things for my kids or to pay some bills.
So do not feel you are alone in feeling this way.
Whether your goal is to further your career, succeed in love or marriage, become the ultimate cake queen, lose weight, or any other personal ambition, staying motivated and keeping your attention focused on your ultimate aspiration is critical.
Becoming distracted or letting failure derail your plans will never let you get what you want.
The only way to win is to keep on trying.
As basketball superstar Michael Jordan put it, “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
In today’s blogpost, I want to give some tips to keep you on track so that you can continue to strive to achieve your cake business dream despite any setback, any failure, any distraction, and any mistake.
Worst Case Scenario
At the start of the day, think about the absolute worst thing that could happen. How likely is it that things would get so bad? Probably not very. Remind yourself that even if the worst occurs, you have what it takes to overcome any situation, no matter how terrible.
It’s the Journey, Not the Destination
Living in the moment is the best source of motivation you will ever find. Enjoy the day to day experience of living your life, both when things are going well and when you are dealing with problems. It will give you a better appreciation of who you are and what you can contribute to the world around you. So when you are busying piping your 1000th rose, try and not think of it as a chore, but something that could catapult you to greatness.
Procrastination Is Your Enemy
In the groundbreaking motivational guide “Success through a Positive Mental Attitude”,Napoleon Hill famously interjected “Do it now!” as a rallying cry for successful people. Never delay or procrastinate or your opportunities may be lost. Your time is the one thing you can never get back. Treat your time like it’s a valuable commodity.
Today Is All You Can Influence
Accomplishing long term goals is a moment by moment activity. You can’t change what has happened in the past, but you can influence what will happen in the future by focusing on achieving the goals you set for yourself each day. Do the very best you can with what you have to work with right now. If you do, the future will take care of itself.
Be Inspired Passion
People who don’t care, don’t succeed. Passion is one part emotion and one part commitment. If you have commitment but no passion, your work will be dull. If you have passion, but no commitment, your work will be undirected. But when the two come together and you bring real passion to what you do each day, there can be no stopping you.
Use Measurable Objectives
You can accomplish any goal by breaking it down into a series of smaller steps. Set a long-term goal for yourself, then create milestones to measure how close you are getting to achieving it each day, week and month. Mark your milestones down on a calendar and hang it somewhere that you will see it each day. Celebrate victories when you achieve your goals.
So I hope I have provided you some tips designed to motivate you to never give up on your dreams and ambition.
The truth is that nobody can motivate anybody to do anything. You need to inspire and motivate yourself most times.
The techniques described here can all be boiled down to 3 keys to successful living:
- Being willing to leave your comfort zone
- Not being afraid to make mistakes
- Not indulging in self-limiting thinking
As with all things in life, mistakes are going to happen. You can prepare as much as possible, but the unexpected will always occur sooner or later.
Successful people don’t let setbacks and obstacles stop them from moving toward their ultimate goals.
Instead, they continually commit themselves to happiness and positive thinking, no matter what happens.
By keeping your eye on the prize and daring to dream big, you can achieve anything you want in life.
I am rooting for you 🙂
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