Motivation and Success

I love to read about successful people and try to learn how they succeeded. Knowing other people were able to overcome obstacles motivates me to do the same. Here are some tips for success that I recently came across:

1. No excuses. Many famous actors, music artists, inventors, etc., had special challenges ranging from learning disabilities to physical disabilities. Take Beethoven for example. He was born deaf yet he went on to be one of the world’s greatest composers or Joni Erickson who was paralyzed from the neck down yet she learned to paint with her mouth. Today, her paintings are famous around the world and worth millions. If you are faced with a special challenge of your own, while you may have to adjust things from time to time, do not use excuses. If you want something enough, there is a way!

2. As you work hard to reach success, you need to be able to see your accomplishments. Start a journal and track everything you have done. When you feel discouraged or frustrated, think about what you have achieved

The idea of a journal does help you realize how many successes you have had and motivates you to get up and try again. Sometimes when I look back over goals I have written months before and realize they were completed, I can hardly believe I was able to accomplish so much.

Here’s a quote from the author of the book at the top of this post:
“I do believe my life has no limits! I want you to feel the same way about your life, no matter what your challenges may be. As we begin our journey together, please take a moment to think about any limitations you’ve placed on your life or that you’ve allowed others to place on it. Now think about what it would be like to be free of those limitations. What would your life be if anything were possible?”
—Nick Vujicic, from Life Without Limits

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    • Carol
    • September 13, 2011

    You are absolutely right. Sometimes I think we learn as much or more from the failures of others. And from our own.

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