What is the motivating factor in your life? What drives you to do what you do? For some people it may be family. This would include kids, a spouse, parents, or it also could be a close relative. I have seen people who were motivated to get their entire families out of debt and the struggling life that they were living. There are some who have had to live with an aunt or grandparent while growing up. This person became the role of a parent to this person. And, they may have sacrificed to give more than they had while raising this person. I have read stories and have known people who have been successful in life and then give the credit of why they are successful to a parent, a big sister or brother, or maybe even a friend of the family who stepped in to mentor this person.
There are many great leaders all around us. Look around and really take a look at people to see who they really are. I have had the privilege of working with some great people who had to take lower paying positions due to the economic turn in our great country. When I found out some things about their background, they simply would state that they had to take the position to pay bills or just to survive.
Here is a fact. All successful people have struggled somewhere in their own lives. They may have went through and enormous amount of failure to get to where they are today. People have been fired, laid off, and demoted. But this will not stop anyone who is willing to motivate themselves to get to where they want to be. Failure is the path to success. It you don’t believe this statement, take a look at any professional athlete. They may have been cut from a team in high school or have been told that they were too short, too tall, too big, or not big enough over and over and over again. But what made them continue to strive to be better. What made them encourage themselves daily to get to where they are today? Motivation!
This is the key element to push you to the next level. Motivation may be a burning fire within you to never work for anyone again. It may be the desire to build something to help hundreds of thousands of people. Maybe you are a chemist and want to cure diseases. Maybe you want to be a president in an organization. Or maybe, you just want to do the best job that you can do at whatever it is that you do. Motivation is a key element that you should look at every day. I challenge you to motivate someone today. By helping others, you can help yourself to be more successful, have more friends, and a better life. You are going to feel better about yourself and who knows, you may motivate yourself to be even greater than you are today.