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How To Have All The Motivation You Need, Right Now

My gym is packed.

You would think there is a doorbuster sale. There isn’t. New Years Resolutions are in full effect. Too bad most will fail. 80% abandon their goals by March. 92% will give up before crossing their finish line.

Are these people insincere, lacking willpower or missing vital tools and techniques? I find that hard to believe. They all seem to care about their health. Why else would they be at a gym during a vacation? It’s a great gym. All the tools to sculpt and tone are readily available. Classes galore, from Barre to Spinning. Skilled trainers too.

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You Need More Than Goals To Succeed

More than goals

It is my opinion that to maximize one’s potential, not just to achieve but to contribute, that goals are a vital tool.

Goals enable the mind and body to organize resources in a manner that create a favorable outcome. Goals are the north star by which we can build the habits and systems that lead to a brighter future. I’d go so far as to say that humans are designed to be goal-seeking animals, with important aspects of our brain and physiology “lighting up” when pursuing a worthy goal.

You might think, by the tone of the past few sentences, that I think goals, and their achievement, are all that matter when it comes to living a full and successful life. If you believe that, you are incorrect.

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Trying Hard Is Not Enough

It’s not even close.

We like to say this to ourselves nonetheless. We tell our employees, peers, and children, that if you just work hard, everything will be OK. Many of us learned this way as well. It’s a meme that has accelerated in the past decade if you pay attention to trends in employee development, education and schooling.

“A’s for effort.” “Participation awards.” “Perfect attendance medals.”

Just show up, keep your head down and push hard.

It’s a complete lie. None of those behaviors guarantee success.

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How To Make A Vision Board

Do you want to learn how to take your dreams and goals and make them real? Do you want to do something simple that can help you get motivated to make a positive change in your life? Learn how to channel your unconscious mind to support your life's biggest goals. Invest the time and energy to learn how to make a vision board. It's a fun project and the perfect thing to do with friends and family.

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