The desire to achieve success is inherent in every human being. It is the desire to grow, do more, achieve more, and to make one’s dreams come true. Your dreams can become your reality, if you have a strong desire and are determined to succeed. I have written a few motivational tips, which I hope would help you through your journey to success.
In a Harvard University article on setting goals and classroom achievement, researchers cite early success opportunities with “future performances and self-efficacy by increasing their sense of competence.” In other words, providing students with tasks that they can achieve early on, increases the likelihood of them achieving more challenging concepts later on. The same holds true when it comes to achieving a significant goal. Start with attainable goals and gradually work your way to the more challenging tasks.
Do what you’re passionate for
This is the key. However, as Chalmers Brown, co-founder and CTO of Due writes, “We want to not only make a lot of money but enjoy what we do as well. We are willing to take on the risk of unstable pay in exchange for following our dreams.”
“Unfortunately, your dream job may not always be the best decision financially. Sometimes your hobbies are best kept as projects in your spare time for fun (which is great!). If you do want to try to turn your passion into a full-time job, these tips can help you get started the right way.”
Brown gives the tips below:
- Improve something that you’re already doing.
- Figuring out where market.
- Sharing your passion with others.
- Stay happy and motivated by assigning tasks that you’re not a fan of to someone else.
Look for inspiration
“No one does it alone,” said Mark Zuckerberg during a Q&A in 2016. “When you look at most big things that get done in the world, they’re not done by one person, so you’re going to need to build a team.” When building your All-Star team, seek out people who excel in the areas where you’re not strong or have less experience. “You’re going to need people that have complementary skills,” Zuckerberg emphasized. “No matter how talented you are, there are just going to be things that you don’t bring to the table.”
Pick meaningful goals
According to a study at the Institute for Social Research, if students don’t perceive their goals as meaningful or valued, their engagement with goal attainment progress will diminish. Don’t make it a priority to run a road race if you hate running or get a promotion if you hate your job. Make a list of things that are important to you and pick something that really matters.
Divide and conquer
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you have a huge goal or project in front of you. And often when we feel overwhelmed, we procrastinate. Instead, break the task into smaller parts and tackle them one by one. For example, if you want to lose 50 pounds, aim to lose 1-3 pounds a week. It may not seem like much, but after just two months, that is 16-18 pounds!
Never feel sorry yourself.
“All of my best successes came on the heels of a failure, so I’ve learned to look at each belly flop as the beginning of something good,” said Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group and Shark on Shark Tank. “If you just hang in there, you’ll find that something is right around the corner. It’s that belief that keeps me motivated. I’ve learned not to feel sorry for myself, ever. Just five minutes of feeling sorry for yourself takes your power away and makes you unable to see the next opportunity.”
Share your progress
In a 2013 research study published in Translational Behavioral Medicine, participants who published their weight loss progress on Twitter lost more weight than those who kept their progress to themselves.
Below is a list of the best motivational quotes to inspire you to start your day with a blast-
1. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.” –Zig Ziglar
2. “Someday is not a day of the week.” –Denise Brennan-Nelson
3. “Hire character. Train skill.” –Peter Schutz
4. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” –Steve Jobs
5. “Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman — not the attitude of the prospect.” –W. Clement Stone
6. “Everyone lives by selling something.” –Robert Louis Stevenson
7. “If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will.” –Bob Hooey
8. “The golden rule for every businessman is this: Put yourself in your customer’s place.” –Orison Swett Marden
9. “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” –Napoleon Hill
10. “The best leaders are those most interested in surrounding themselves with assistants and associates smarter than they are. They are frank in admitting this and are willing to pay for such talents.” –Antos Parrish
11. “Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins.” –Edith Wharton
12. “Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.” –J.M. Barrie
13. “Without a customer, you don’t have a business — all you have is a hobby.” –Don Peppers
14. “To be most effective in sales today, it’s imperative to drop your ‘sales’ mentality and start working with your prospects as if they’ve already hired you.” –Jill Konrath
15. “Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make me feel important.’ Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.” –Mary Kay Ash
16. “It’s not just about being better. It’s about being different. You need to give people a reason to choose your business.” –Tom Abbott
17. “Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.” –Andy Warhol
18. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” –Stephen Covey
19. “Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.” –Gary Vaynerchuk
20. “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stressed; working hard for something we love is called passion.” –Simon Sinek
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