A few years ago, I was talking to an old friend, and the conversation turned to money and jobs, and I told him that if he wants to make more money, he should go into some kind of sales.
I was in personal sales at the time, so I was all gung ho about it.
And then he said something that kind of SHOCKED me.
He said – “Well, I just don’t want to do that. I don’t want to make a lot money. I don’t feel like doing all this stuff just to make more money.”
How could that be?
I still don’t get people who are not driven to better themselves financially, and I never will.
So of course he’s not motivated to go and do something different, something out of his comfort zone, because he doesn’t have “making money” as his goal.
Sure he “wishes” he made more money. Everyone “wishes” for more money.
But they’re not serious about it. They don’t have it as a goal. A REAL goal. They don’t jump out of bed in the morning thinking about HOW can I make more money today. They haven’t DECIDED to make that a priority in their life.
In my last post, we talked about IDEAS, and how just one idea can be life changing.
The problem is ideas by themselves will be of little to no value to you.
Ideas are all around. People that are broke and struggling, have access to the same ideas that are making others wealthy.
They are withing their reach. And often are even staring them in the face.
But without one extra ingredient they are worthless.
And this ingredient is INSPIRATION. The desire to take action. Do something. ACT on those ideas.
If you’re surrounded by good ideas, and yet you’re not taking action on them, I guarantee you it’s simply LACK of inspiration.
You just don’t feel like doing it. Just like my friend.
Now it’s not lack of desire.
It’s lack of specific goals that are the DRIVING FORCE of your motivation or inspiration.
We’ve all made lists of goals.
But making a list and REALLY committing to it are two completely different things.
See if you stick your head under water and I hold you for a few seconds, you’re going to be VERY, VERY motivated, INSTANTLY, to fight me and get some air. You didn’t need to write it down.
Real goals, things you’ve DECIDED to go after will do the same thing.
They will fuel your desire and inspiration to do whatever you need to do, without having to force yourself.
When you’re inspired, you become hopeful, energized, and driven to take action. And do it effortlessly.
In my opinion this inspiration is the doorway to great ideas that can change your business and your life.
But lack of it is like an invisible wall, that stands between you and good ideas. Keeping you paralyzed from taking the action you need, and often even just seeing these ideas.
This is why you set goals that move you.
This is why you gather information, in the form of books, cd’s, courses, etc… to flood your mind with ideas and expand your ever growing knowledge.
This is why you get around others who are going in the same direction, because you DO become who you hang around with most of the time.
Here’s a good question from Jim Rohn (I recently started to re-read his stuff again):
“Are you reading the books that will take you where you want to be in 3 years, 5 years, 10 years?”
And you can apply it to everything…
Are you hanging around the people that will help you get to where you want to be in 3 years, 5 years, 10 years?”
Do you have daily, weekly and monthly goals that will get you to where you want to be in 3 years, 5 years, 10 years?”
Are you making choices on a minute by minute, hour by hour basis that will get you to where you want to be in 3 years, 5 years, 10 years?”
I know the answer for most people is NO.
And will stay that way because they’ve never made the decision to really go for it.
And that’s ok.
This is why we have the TOP 5% who are considered to be super achievers and consequently enjoy greater abundance in their life.
95% do not and WILL NOT, not because they can’t. But because they choose not to.
It’s a choice.
And the good news is, wherever you are right now, you can make that choice and DECIDE to join the top 5% anytime.
The moment you do, your life will never be the same.
And the money will follow.
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