Believe it or not, successful people have bad days, too. The difference is they don’t let their feelings dictate their actions. Remembering that emotions are temporary, they have a singular focus — to serve a larger vision.
In order to keep my eye on the prize, even when huge setbacks occur, I always come back to the inspiration of my vision as the key to unlocking my motivation. These are some of my favorite quotes for one of those days.
1. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing–that’s why we recommend it daily.” –Zig Ziglar
The law of consistency is a powerful thing. It’s tough to hope to be great at something and have it come true if you don’t practice it often. Whatever habits you practice on a daily basis will support you in getting the result you are looking for (or support you in not getting them if you lack the discipline).
2. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
My friend Sean Stephenson recently experienced a near fatal accident. After just a month he is already moving forward toward his comeback. In his most recent podcast, he talks about his mentor, Byron Katie, calling him to give him inspiration to help him heal. She told him to stop calling it an “accident” and start calling it a “purpose.” His takeaway is exactly that — to continue living a life of intention and purpose.
Originally posted 2015-11-05 13:53:36. Republished by Blog Post Promoter