Every morning when we wake up, we need a reason to motivate us to get out there and fight for what we want. The reasons can be sometimes related to work, sometimes it's just about what we’re going to learn that day, and sometimes it’s merely the pursuit of our dreams.
We always dream, but seldom find the strength to strive for what is possible. We have a hard time taking the first step because we often either focus on potential challenges or wait for the right moment which results in procrastination.
Every morning when we wake up, we need a reason to motivate us to get out there and fight for what we want. The reasons can sometimes be related to work, sometimes it’s just about what we’re going to learn that day, and sometimes it’s merely the pursuit of our dreams. We always dream, but seldom find the strength to strive for what is possible. We have a hard time taking the first step because we either focus on potential challenges or wait for the right moment which results in procrastination.
This doesn’t mean to say that it’s beyond your power to go for it and get pro-activated. Having a strong expectation and having a dream about something are not the same thing. But dreams are actually achievable goals, desirable expectations. Achieving success is a process which involves setting realistic and smart goals and staying on track with them. In order to set attainable goals, one needs to know his or her own capabilities well. One of the most challenging steps in our lives might interestingly be the skills to know about ourselves. It’s pricelessly important to know who we are and what we can do. That is exactly why we need to have specific goals. They need to be smart goals as well and we need to make sure they are also measurable goals so as to keep us on track. Setting goals is only the initial move which actually is not a move, technically speaking. So, now that we set some attainable goal ahead, what do we do to achieve success? Assuming we need a trigger move, we always hope the time will come.
Meanwhile, those who find that motivational feeling take a step towards their dreams and begin to realize those dreams one at a time. Although seeing others do something about their dreams, sometimes pulls us down, it often stirs up our motivation, perhaps even is actually motivational for us. This triggering force is our inspiration.
Find Your Source of Inspiration
Finding a new job, starting to write the book you always wanted to write, or planning an impressive event… You may not find the desire to take action to achieve your dreams every day. Whatever your dream or plan is, the main thing that will encourage you to take action is your inspiration.
Inspiration though, doesn’t work on its own. This is where goals make a come back: you need to be setting realistic, attainable and smart goals. It is also important that your goals are time bound otherwise it is quite open-ended and the goal itself starts to fade in time posing as if it is still alive.
For what kind of inspirational feeling you need, stories of people who go through similar difficulties will often be the best source. Being inspired by the success stories of people who went through the paths you want to take can give you the inspiration you need to reveal your inner strength and courage. That's why the life stories of inspiring people who had similar experiences may guide you. That’s why it’s useful for you to search about the inspirational people of your kind.
Set Your Goal First
To find the right people to inspire you, you first need to set your goal. Knowing the point you want to reach makes it easier for you to find the life stories of successful people who will inspire you on this path. Inspiring success stories, on the other hand, allow you to see what people with similar goals are going through with the point you want to reach. Their stories of success reveal your courage by increasing your inner motivation.
In order to achieve your dreams, you need a smart set of goals to make these dreams come true. While setting your goals, here are a few points to bear in mind:
Have realistic goals.
Constantly remind yourself why you want to achieve this goal.
Know the obstacles that may come your way.
Try and understand what the consequences might be when you reach your goals.
Set yourself short-term goals, medium-term goals and long-term goals. Determine what point you want to reach and in which periods and make a detailed description of your goals.
On the way to achieving these goals, evaluate how much of what you need you have.
Know how to manage your time, stress and risk.
Get to know leaders who you believe will guide you and inspire you along the lines of your goal. They will be your role models.
On your journey, you need inspiring people to keep you company. Feeling and realizing that you are not alone and knowing that there are people who experienced the same difficulties before, will shed light on your path so that you do not give up. With inspiring stories which tell you that dreams do come true, you will not fall in despair when faced with challenges; you keep going, continuing to take your steps with more strength and courage.
Once you are serious about achieving your goals, it is crucial you do not give up on account of certain obstacles or difficulties. Other people’s success stories can give you the strength to stand up again in these situations. Hearing different stories and learning about others’ experiences are a great way to understand what's going on and how you should do some things, because they are real.
Success stories with substance and real-life experiences will give you the motivation and encouragement you need to set out and stand up when you encounter difficulties on your path. Remember it is never easy to reach your goals, no matter how realistic or attainable they are, for life is full of unpredictable events and sweet -sometimes sour- surprises. It is very important that you move forward with the right companions on your side in order to maintain your motivation on the path in the direction of your dreams.
Overall, listening to the stories of people who have achieved great success in their fields can guide you on your own journey. You can watch the speaking videos of Inspiring Speakers of Speaker Agency, Joey Evans, Heidi Ganahl and Garrett Reisman, or listen to their podcasts or invite them to your company to help increase the motivation of your team.
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