“Fail, fail really big and have the courage to stick around to make them wonder why you are smiling. That’s true greatness to me!”
The character of Claire from the movie “Elizabethtown”
If it weren’t for the courage of many to aspire for higher ground, we would be deprived of a great many things in this world. I shudder to imagine even a fraction of it. I am certain that time alone does not equal progress. Centuries may come to pass but that by itself does not translate to any remarkable progress for mankind. Instead, it is thanks to true courage put forth by men and women who have come generations before us and who left us their life’s work and legacy that we live in the world as we know it today.
A world filled with possibilities. A world that is yours to do with as you please. A world at your fingertips.
What are you doing with your world? With your life?
Are you living your purpose? Are you creating something worthwhile to leave behind?
Are you doing your life’s work? Are you happy doing it?
For the longest time, I would set goal after goal for myself and count every milestone toward each goal and every check mark next to each goal as an accomplishment. Now I have a certification. Now I have another. Now I have a promotion. Now I have a degree. And so on and on and on. Yet I was neither motivated nor fulfilled for very long. The excitement of achievement wore off faster each time and the sweet taste of real success, something I could see as my life’s work and achievement, seemed further and further away.
I finally know why: I did not have a purpose, a direction, or even an all-encompassing reason underneath all my lofty goals. Doing for the sake of doing did not interest me anymore. When I found my purpose (after an awfully long search, let me tell you!), everything changed – the way I looked at my life and what’s more, my life itself.
My bouts with motivation have taught me that goals have little to do with motivation; in fact, you don’t even need it to help you achieve your goals. True motivation is here to serve your highest purpose in life and to enable you to realize your potential. Now if that’s not an awesome reason to stay supremely motivated in your life, I do not know what is.
And not to play on words but all of this along with inspiration from my beloved readers – you! – motivated me to write and self-publish my first Kindle book of 18,650 words in under 3 weeks, dedicated to the topic of none other than motivation, baby!
The Motivation Book
In this book, I tell you how I stay this motivated using the 8 Pillars of Motivation. I urge you to tap into your own source of motivation so that you can live your purpose and respond to a call for greatness. I tell you why the pillars work and exactly how you can integrate them into your own life. Plus three deeply personal family stories exemplifying real motivation at work.
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Want to read it on your computer?
No problem. You can get an e-reader such as Calibre – a free application for both the Mac and the PC and I have used it extensively and trust it – and get any version of the book, ePub or Kindle, and throw it on there to read.
To learn more about the book, check out the official book page.