It’s difficult to find motivation when times are bleak. There’s a lot you wish to do, but there’s no strength to do it. Somehow you can’t even get out of bed because you’re often left wondering, What’s the point of it all.
Everyone knows what those days are like, as well as how hard it can be to power through and still get things done.
It’s never easy getting up when you fall, dusting yourself off and mounting your horse again, before you ride off into the sunset. It takes effort, a few missed attempts, quivering and tired legs, and an iron will to ride that stallion no matter what.
But really, what does it take to get your motivation going?
America’s top professional motivational and keynote speaker, Steve Rizzo, shares with people what the formula for success and happiness is. His approach is to talk to people, reaching out to them as a friend, colleague and even mentor, leading off with humor and eventually challenging their ways of thinking
Steve’s focus is on the idea that so often people get caught up on the negatives and the can’t-dos rather than the possibilities and potential they hold for greater productivity.
There’s no sure-shot way toguarantee that motivation will fall into your lap. There’s no magic pill that will drive you to do better. It’s a process; it requires consistent effort and pushing through adversity.
We often grossly undermine the power of positive thinking. We begin to manifest what we think and feel. For instance, if you convince yourself that you’re a failure and unworthy of a promotion or some tangible reward, you’ll stop working for it.
On the other hand, if you’re convinced that nobody is better than you at a certain task,you might just become the best and manifest that confidence, but you could also completely close yourself off to learning.
What’s Steve’s advice?
“It’s the choices we make,” he says.“The thoughts we have about our challenges form the beliefs and attitude we have. These are formed over a period of time in a consistent way of thinking.”
It’s really about attitude and the power of the mind. So often, we don’t realize the ways we hold ourselves back, and sometimes all we need is a little nudge or reminder.
Motivation can’t come from the outside—perhaps incentive can, but not motivation. It has to come with the decision to do better and value your self-worth.
Ready to change your life? Seek out professional keynote speaker Steve Rizzo’s practical words and Common Sense Success Strategies, or contact him about speaking at your next corporate event.
About the Author:
Hall of Fame Speaker Steve Rizzo guides audiences worldwide to focus their heart and energy on the positive in order to achieve an attitude of success.