The Eighteenth Key to Lasting Prosperity:
"Activate Your Motivation"
Dear Wealth Creator,
Many times we start projects and lose interest along the way. Why is this?
Often we convince ourselves we don't have the time anymore to devote to jobs we once thought would be fun - or important. Or that they don't interest us in the way we had at first imagined.
Or it could be that the information or circumstances we originally believed are not as they seemed - and we've been wasting our time.
Fine, these reasons mean that you should probably drop a project and move on. But what happens when we know that we must continue with something but just can't seem to find the energy?
Steven R Covey once said there was only one major difference between truly effective people and failures. And that is that effective people do the things the failures don't want to do.
There will always be things you don't want to do. Some of them may be imperative to your success. Personally I don't like doing my accounts and will leave it to the last minute every year and then hand it all to my accountant - I guess that's an example of effective delegation!
But other things, that require my personal attention, must be scheduled into my time. And the way to do that is to spend just a few minutes visualizing the task and mentally attaching great significance to it, even when it's a loathsome prospect.
Having control over your own thoughts and using your mind to redirect your emotions and feelings is a great trick if you can master it. You're not going to get perfect at it, ever. But you must learn to harness the power of your own mind to overcome obstacles.
Ever feel discouraged? Downhearted? Then stop, close your eyes and meditate for a few minutes - consciously change your perspective until you feel a sense of urgency to begin again the tasks ahead.
Often we're not truly overwhelmed, we just think we are. And it's our thoughts and feelings - with a little practice - that we can change.
Look in your email inbox tomorrow to
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