Get the Daily Dose that Keeps You on
"One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the
power of lighting its own fire." John W. Foster
If that's the case we each have the ability to manifest the
genius within. Motivation seems to have many of us playing
red light-green light. We're on, then off. Check out the following
steps to keep the fire burning.
1- Be in tune to what lights your fire~ Dr Carol Dweck*,
who received her PhD in psychology from Yale, and is currently
on staff at Stanford University has studied motivation and
offered the following, "… when you sift through the literature
on creative genius, the researchers agree that motivation
is perhaps the number one component in the realization of
genius. Many of our most illustrious geniuses in every field
were people who were considered ordinary as children, and
then just caught fire around their topic and achieved amazing
things that we know about today—from Darwin, to Coleridge,
to Cézanne. All of these people were not necessarily extraordinary
children." What provides the emotional charge that makes it
easy to take action? List the topics, ideals, information,
music, activities, causes, and passions that get you wound
up? This is part of who you are, different from others, that
deserves to manifest and be shared.
2- Get your daily dose~ Fill yourself up with the stuff
that keeps your flame lit. Don't think about what you "should"
do. Do what makes you feel great! Incorporate joy into your
schedule daily. First, you will feel more energized, more
complete, and in flow. Secondly, you stand apart from others.
So if you hate building your business by cold calling, don't
do it. What do you enjoy? If you are uncomfortable networking,
shifting your focus to helping others may make a big difference
if that’s what you value. Filling your mind with exciting
information, listening to uplifting music, or connecting with
someone who inspires you may be just the daily habit to keep
you whistling while you work.
3- Take responsibility to motivate yourself~ As motivational
speaker Zig Ziglar would hear complaints about motivation
wearing off he would sometimes respond saying, "People often
say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's
why we recommend it daily." Too often we are looking for someone
or something to provide motivation when it's really up to
us to keep that spark ignited.
What makes you jump out of bed in the morning? What inspires
you into action daily so that the genius in you is manifested
fully? Ponder that. Starting Now!
* The interview with Dr. Carol Dweck, PhD, can be read here.
Copyright © 2006, Beth A. Tabak, All rights reserved.
Beth Tabak of www.StartingNowCoaching.com
is committed to small business coaching & personal life coaching.
She is also a speaker and columnist. Beth coaches big thinkers
to move beyond limits, stand out in the crowd, and experience
the vastness of their capabilities. Stop by to see all the
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