best – Every Time – Every Day
the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen
pulsating desire which transcends everything." — Napoleon Hill
If you want
something bad enough, you'll make it happen. However, if you don't want
something, even the best of strategies won't serve you.
most people are incorrectly seeking strategies of how to get
"success" or some other thing. In this way, they are putting the cart
before the horse.
The right strategy
will show itself when you are clear on what you want. So how do you know what
Most people are
waiting for an epiphany. They're waiting for someone or something outside of
them to rattle or shake them. Or, they just want a quick fix. Hence, the focus
on strategy and not on vision and values.
If you're waiting
for something to "wake you up" so you finally have the passion,
motivation, or desire to put your whole soul into life, you'll be waiting a
waiting, your only chance at fully living is to proactively do something
When was the last
time you did a workout where you literally put everything into it?
When was the last
time you really tried, I mean REALLY tried, at anything?
If you're like
most people, you're probably putting half-thought and half-effort into most of
what you're doing.
Paul Arden, the famed designer and author, once said, "Don't look for the next opportunity.
The one you have in hand is the opportunity." He also said, "Too many people spend too much time
trying to perfect something before they actually do it. Instead of waiting for
perfection, run with what you got, and fix it along the way."
Interestingly, the research in psychology over the past
few years has made a shift. It was assumed for decades that our minds could
alter our physical state, but not the other way around. However, research is
now showing that “Your body, even your
posture, directly influences your mind and emotions. You change from the
inside-out, yes, but also from the outside-in. And you can leverage that to
If you want more
motivation, do something about it:
heart into something. Not "the next thing," but the thing right in
front of you.
tomorrow's workout, but today's workout.
tomorrow's work, but today's work.
tomorrow's people, but today's people.
Thomas Monson has said, "There is no tomorrow to remember if we don't do something
feels better than trying your best. Nothing.