MOTIVATION is a very important action that we MUST keep with us if we are trying to be successful in our GOALS! I chose to write about motivation this week because I find MANY people struggle with it, and some beat it and conquer their goals, and as well as some loose and let adversity take over!
"Adversity causes some men to BREAK, and some men to break RECORDS" - William Author Ward
I first came across this quote by William Author Ward my freshman year of high school while I was at my first year attending the University of Oklahoma Women’s Basketball summer camp. Before golf came into the picture basketball was my absolute first love when it came to sports. At the time Coach Cole who is the head Women’s Basketball Coach had gave us all some motivational quotes, and for some reason this one has stuck out to me EVER since!
I feel this quote speaks volumes, as I feel this is a reason why people tend to not reach their goals that they originally set out to take! Maybe some of the adversity that happened could not be changed or avoided? Or simply, they just gave up! For what ever the case maybe! Stating this, I hope with in this motivational blog post, you will be able to regain that drive, and fire, and feel motivated to conquer ANYTHING! So lets get into HOW to find your motivation!?
FIND YOUR WHY?!
Finding your WHY!? I feel this is a HUGE aspect you will need to analyze in order to be to gain that fire and desire(HAHA Thanks DRAKE!) But seriously, I find that may people fail because they do NOT start off with a vision of WHY they want to do pursue this goal? Or are you truly doing it for your self? Or do you have family that you are trying to accomplish this goal for? Like, there are SOOOO many scenarios that can make or break a persons WHY, when it comes to reaching their goals! Stating this, I think its important to find your WHY, so when ever you come across adversity, (trust me , we ALL do!) You have your WHY, to help you get back on track!
DO NOT BE AFRAID!?
It is easy to run away and never come back!? But unfortunately, that WILL NOT make you successful and/ or keep you motivated. Yes, its human to be nervous and/ or afraid. But I think the most important part is that we conquer that, and do not let that interfere with out daily goals. Many people tend to give up and loose motivation based off of being afraid of FAILURE,and to be honest I have seen some AMAZING talent go down the drain over the years because of it. So, my advice to you, is JUST DO IT! Learn that its okay to grow, and its okay to fail. F(first) A(attempt) I(in) L(learning). Just always remember the GREATEST of the GREATS even had their moments of failure and wanting to give up. But the most important part, they did not let them selves. Think about it? How many failed attempts do you think your role models have had?
HAVE PATIENCE CHILD!?
UNDERSTAND that success does not happen OVER NIGHT! Success takes time! I mean think about it? Beyonce practiced for 8 MONTHS straight getting her Coachella concert to the way she WANTED and felt would be SUCCESSFUL! I think many people tend to fail because of lack of PATIENCE. I know personally for myself I have had to gain a new understanding of patience due to the fact of starting and building my OWN business the Ambitious Desert Queen! But I think what helps for me with my business growing is, I have figured out my WHY? When you have patience, and figure out your goals, you can accomplish ANYTHING!
STAY OUT THE BULL SH**T!
I think it is very easy to get caught up in to the HYPE! I have always been goal reaching, and have reached MANY of my goals thus far. Stating that, there will be many people you come across that are NO GOOD for you! They only are attracted to you due to what they feel YOU can offer them! You also, may come across people who I like to call de-railers, meaning they will do any and everything in their power to try to de- rail you from reaching your goals! I find it could be a mix of their just bad people, or they are envious of you, and what you can be! I have lost SOO many friends(people I thought were my friends!) because of this! Whether they just simply don’t understand my hustle and my ambitions? Or they just tried to use me in any way, shape or form! Not really to sure, but I feel that over the years, I have found out WHO exactly is apart of my support system aside from my family! The reason I wanted to point this out, is because I have found that ALL of my close friends are like ME! Meaning, they are ALSO setting goals, and have ambitions, and are SUCCESSFUL as well! Stating this, we ALL understand each other , and TRULY want the best for one another!
Motivation can really not be stressed ENOUGH! You need it to conquer ANYTHING! So its up to you to be able to figure out where and if you are lacking the drive, and motivation within your life?! Be cautious of yourself, the people around you, and just most IMPORTANTLY! DO NOT GIVE UP, if this dream/ goal is TRULY what you WANT!
Thank you for reading!
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