Tuesday, September 10, 2013
"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily." -Zig Ziglar
A day comes along and you decide that a change is needed in your life. You are tired of retracing the same steps and begin looking for a different way. So you attend one of those seminars given by a great motivational or spiritual speaker. It could be Anthony Robbins, where "one decision can change your life forever."
Maybe it is Joel Olsteen that "changes your life in 28 days."
The next day you read the writings of Andy Andrews in order to "master the seven decisions" in your life.
It could be the unique perspective of someone like Kyle Maynard that touches a part of your life.
Or even my own readers that experience "raising the BAR" each day.
There are so many different speakers. Each are great motivators to help teach and inspire you to do great things in your life. I have either listened to, read or attended to hear each of them and many others. I enjoy listening to their different perspectives and the stories each presents. Like Dr. Wayne Dyer or Deepak Chopra; you can find inspiration and motivation in many different forms.
The books that you can find out there from the Alchemist to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, so much exists. And not every word of advice or presentation will work for you. There are some that you may completely disagree with. But know that it is not a matter of finding a perfect match. It is a matter of finding what works in your life.
To blindly follow a single idea is not the best choice you can make. We as humans have the gift of decision and choice. By examining many different views and ideas, we can formulate a reasoned and valued choice for what works in our own lives. If you don't, chances are you will miss hearing or reading something that could be the one thing that makes a difference in your life.
The point is to keep learning and keep motivating yourself. One seminar will be great and sustain you for a week or two. But then you need to 'recharge' that motivation. It could be another seminar, another DVD or a daily read (hint - hint, my books) or any of the other great books out there.
Motivation and attitude eventually become habit, but to help you along, remember to "bathe" daily in motivation. It will help keep you moving towards your dreams and goals.
And it will help you stay inspired my friends.