Business Motivation...we all need it. Even if you've got it, you need more! Let me define what I mean when referring to business motivation. It is that which inspires you to work harder and live fearlessly when starting or running a business. We all too often forget, push aside, or simply overlook our motivations for success. I'll be the first to raise my hand in guilt. Fear of failing has always been an issue for me. Fear outweighed my motives for success. But we must learn to conquer our fear, and live fearlessy. It took many years for me to grasp this concept. Once I did, it changed my life for the better.
"If you're brave enough to dream it...It can happen." -Eric Thomas
If you're not familiar with Eric Thomas, I encourage you to watch the video below. Not for my sake, but for your own.
Why do you work? Why do you do what you do? To be successful? To have the things you want in life? To provide for your family? To accomplish your dreams?
Life is too short to be stuck in a job or career you hate. I'm not saying you should quit your job. Many people are happy to work their normal job and run a successful business on the side. But what is stopping us from achieving the life we aspire to have?
“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don't need to escape from.”
― Seth Godin
My answer is "Contempt". We are happy working 8 hours a day 5 days a week at a job we may or may not like, making ends meet, and taking 1-2 weeks of vacation a year. A mundane day to day schedule can dwindle our motivational fire into a smoldering coal if we let it. Don't let it!
If you're not happy with your professional life or your business is struggling, it is time for a change! Answer the question...What emotionally drives you?
Find and set your motivations and remind yourself everday why you do what you do. Whether your business motivation is to make more money, create a product that will change the world, or just make a living doing what you love. There is no time like the present to become motivated. Don't let another day go by that you are not driven to accomplish your goals. A year from now don't be wishing you had started today! It will take a lot of work to be successful, but I would rather fail at trying than never try at all. Wouldn't you?
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Clinton Taylor, SiteDart Author