Are Success and Motivation Directly Related?
Would you like to read this post as I reflect on how motivation relates to success and share with you some of my successes and failures?
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Are Success and Motivation Directly Related?
There are many things that can be achieved with motivation because if you are not motivated, then you don't try enough and you kill success before even giving it a chance.
I have succeeded in all the things where I was highly motivated, even though I was not specifically skilled to start with.
For example, I was highly motivated to walk and exercise daily in order to lose some weight and stay in good health. I had never done that before, haven't practiced a sport for a long time and just started it eight months ago and never stopped. I succeeded in losing 8 kilograms and in creating a healthy habit for myself.
I also started juicing several months ago because I was highly motivated to change my diet to a healthier diet. Jerry Banfield's videos about his healthy smoothies encouraged me to try, and then I learned more about juicing vegetables and fruits. When I first tried, that was not very fun because the taste was awful, but I learned better combinations, bought myself a great juicer and have now juice for lunch every day.
I would not have been able to achieve success without being highly motivated and also without following people who are motivated themselves and passed that motivation onto me. Motivation does not come by itself and something needs to happen to trigger it. If my blood tests were good enough last year, I may have not been motivated enough. I saw that I could fix things by myself and it's what I did.
You may say, "Okey, but there are circumstances where you can have all the motivation in the world, but success does not come."
I agree with that because you may be in a country where not all is possible, you may not be able to succeed in all areas if this is not realistic. The thing is that having success without motivation is really impossible, in my opinion, except that if you inherit something and all the work is already done for you and you don't have to lift a finger.
When I look at all the things I have failed, there is a pattern. I was motivated at first, did the necessary learning and work to get started, and then I lost interest and all went down the drain.
I have built lots of websites, even apps, and I could have succeeded in different online businesses if I just had wanted to. The problem is that I exhausted myself on something, and then got discouraged, or just stopped loving doing it.
I am sure you can relate if you are blogging on Steemit and even if you are motivated, rewards are still small. The thing is that you have to be motivated long enough and run a marathon to see some progress and not run a sprint and be burnout after just a few months. The day you stop believing in Steem and lose your motivation, then you are done.
I may be succeeding in Steem, I don't know, I still have the motivation.
Reading self-development books or listening to audio books can help you keep your motivation if what you are trying to succeed in is really what you want. Every day I am listening to motivational and success recordings and this helps a lot to stay motivated and continue, even though success is still far away.
One thing I have not succeeded in doing this year is crypto day trading. I know that I can learn it and become an expert as I learned other things in the past, and I know that I can be successful, but I have really lost my motivation lately and without it, no success. Maybe it is something that I don't like enough to be motivated and do what it takes to grow in that direction?
Maybe what I need is just to be in a group with other crypto traders that will pass their motivation onto me as well as certain skills to me?
I may do that. I have to find the time.
Success and motivation seem to go hand in hand.
What are your thoughts and experience on this?
I hope that this is useful for you if you are looking at ways to stay motivated.
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Thanks for this post. I like that you're adding personal development posts to the mix of excellent content that you offer.
I find that two things affect both short and long term motivation:
If the original idea is purely mental based and doesn't include a lot of heart feeling, connection and support, I find that motivation decreases to almost nothing when things get tough. Challenges usually arise and while the brain/mind can logic out strategy, tactics and potential pathways, it is the heart that intuits whether something is truly a right fit at that given time and will be for awhile... or not.
Fear on the other hand just crushes motivation anywhere it tries to rear its head. Even if the heart knows and gets the go ahead to proceed, if fear exists, it has to be faced rather than denied and pushed away. Otherwise procrastination pays a long, uninvited visit that can last for years, if not the entire lifetime.
Courage to fully embrace, absorb, own and move through each and every aspect of fear of the new being undertaken, not only dissolves the block to success but frees the full flow of inner motivation.
In that way, the heart can follow its inner guidance steps to explore, meld and create afresh.
My life lessons:
Always think things through but pay extremely close attention to the cues, the guidance the heart is always giving that we often choose to ignore. If there is conflict on proceeding between heart and mind, don't or press pause.
Fully and intimately explore all fear, obvious and deeply disguised and hidden. Pat, hug, draw out, befriend, commune, fully feel, creatively express through journaling, sound, dance, meditation, art etc, own, integrate, absorb, become the fear until it dissipates in to nothingness.
Thanks again, Michel and create an amazingly meaningful and fun week.
Thank you very much @angelacs for your very interesting comment that could be a post in itself.
Thank you, @gmichelbkk. Your post inspired it.
And when I hit 'post' for the comment, I realized how long it had become and decided to add it to my humorously named 'Way Too Longggg Comment' series.
I don't have a lot of readers yet, but I did ask them to come read your post before reading mine and to leave some love. It seems one did but she may have been shy to comment so I just encouraged her.
Thanks again, Michel.
Great content, I agreed that success & motivation both are needed..
Thanks for such content
I am glad that you like it @taksheel.
read @angelacs "comment" haha. I also have my motivation - my grandson to help me continue my walking and dieting to be healthy to see him grow up. She said I should tell you too because you are finding motivation in all you do sometimes I need that too. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you @purpledaisy57 for commenting here. Stay motivated for whatever you want to do!
Thanks for following through and coming here to share, @purpledaisy.
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I've been listening to lots of motivational podcasts myself these days. It really helps! Another thing that helps is to write out your goal and then break it down into small steps. Thanks for your great post as usual!
Thank you @zhuwa for your feedback on this post.
Read you article which is very good but in my opinion successes needs motivation but not necessary. We also need good luck for success, an intelligent mind, Patience, Positive thinking and so many other factors also.
Thank you @sarfaraz6699 for sharing with us your thoughts about success and motivation.
Thanks for inspiring the community Michel Gerard!
Thank you for commenting @mohansampath.
Great Blog i am absolutely agreed that success & motivation are directly related.
Thank you @tanveerali for giving your opinion here.
This another great work ethic from you boss @gmichelbkk, really hard works pay boss..
Thank you very much @emmanueltare for commenting frequently.
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