Motivate Yourself to Achieve Success

Welcome to this week’s MondayMotivator 🙂

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Motivate Yourself to Achieve Success.

Good morning!

In my opinion, the greatest reward success [insert your idea of success here] brings is joy.

Although we often assume that the accumulation of wealth is the only measure of success, it is but one measure. It is an important one to be sure. But, I believe that true success is marked by the satisfaction of knowing you have done a job and done it well – that you have achieved the goal you set for yourself.

For example, Einstein never attained great wealth in his lifetime. But could anyone say he was unsuccessful? Maybe in proving several theories before he passed yet his success lives on today.

So, how can you motivate yourself to succeed? How can you feel the joy of being successful?

The answer is to develop a burning desire for something you wish to have in order to reach the greater goal you have set yourself.

Take the time and set yourself a definite goal in life.
Write it down.
Commit it to memory.
Direct every thought and all your energies to making it come true.

This will give you the strength to stop momentary setbacks throwing you off course. You will instead look for the benefit in them and get back on track to your goal quickly.

Like the great Stoic philosopher Seneca said, “If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable.”

Be awesome this week 🙂

Glenn Edley

Quote for the week

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.”

– Woody Allen


Steve Jobs

“Stay hungry. Stay foolish.”

One of the most apt quotes for me and my life ever from a man who walked the walk. Recently I spent some time researching Steve and found above all he was a family man.

In my opinion he proved there is a thing as work / life balance. He spent a large amount of time with his family and was still be able to build a huge company.

I hope I see another Steve Jobs in my lifetime. He stands alongside a group of people who have changed the world since the 70’s. Advancing it like no one had before.

The next Steve Jobs is probably about 12 years old now. I can’t imagine what game changing ideas they are dreaming about but I’m looking forward to seeing them.

RIP Steve. Blessings to the ones who knew you best and loved you the most, your family.

Not Everybody’s Red

I really like Hugh MacLeod’s stuff and this one is fantastic!

Not Everybody’s Red

At a point in life – some people come to the realization that they march to the beat of their own drum. Normal doesn’t quite describe these folks who often try desperately to fit in, but like the little red man in today’s cartoon, fail miserably.

There comes a time when we are forced to embrace the self-realization that breaking away from normal is actually a good thing.

Success is not defined by how well we fit in with “the crowd”, but actually how we inspire those around us. I like to think this cartoon sends that message to recruiters: “Ok, so you don’t do “Normal”…we get that. And we’re glad.

Buy the print

Amy’s feedback

I got some great feedback from Amy H. today as she left my email list. She is going to see me on Facebook instead.

The reason she gave for leaving the email list was my MondayMotivators were getting longer and I was taking longer to get to the point.
Great feedback and I have taken it on board. I realise that Monday morning is a busy time and I need to make my MondayMotivators snappy.
If you ever have any feedback for me that you think could improve the MondayMotivator send it to me. I appreciate it.