Success and Motivation go together!
And so, the 2nd Key to Success that needs to be seriously considered is Motivation.
How Motivated Are You?
In my experience, this is something that comes from within and cannot be taught. If you don’t wake up in the morning and feel motivated and willing to do the work needed to build a business then being a business owner may not be for you. And that’s ok.
It’s better to learn this before you spend time, money and energy starting a business.
If you won’t be motivated to push through the major challenges that all businesses must endure, business ownership may not be for you.
What Are You Motivated To Do?
Maybe you’re motivated instead to teach or argue the points of law. Maybe you’re motivated to help animals or do surgery on people.
One of the most important things you can do is find out what motivates you and follow that motivation.
This will guide you to your success.
What Is Success?
Remember, when it comes to success and motivation, success is not always about how much money you make. Rather, success is about what makes you happy. Success is about what lets you sleep at night. It’s about being motivated to do something you love and enjoying life in the process.
Yes, most of us want to make enough money to survive … and to thrive. But remember, if you really want to do what you love to do and you’re motivated, you can most likely find a way to do it and make enough money to be comfortable.
Of course, there are a few exceptions. Being a philanthropist and doing something you love to earn a living may be very different.
I have struggled with this myself. I love helping others and supporting non-profits that inspire me. But, they don’t pay the bills. So, you have to be careful not to give to your own detriment.
What Motivates You For Success?
So if you love walking dogs, then find a way to walk enough dogs to pay your bills.
I’m sure you can see how success and motivation go together.
So, check your motivation when you think about what you want to do. Does what motivates you make you want to get up and go work on it now? Are you motivated and willing to put in the time and energy needed to achieve your success? If so, go for it!
I hope this tip on motivation helps you with your success!
Ginger L Allen
CEO & Business Development Consultant
Your Marketing Liaison