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“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain
Sometimes getting started is the hardest part.
If you need motivation to get your day going, one small change to your morning routine can be all that it takes.
If you don’t give your mindset the love it deserves, you’ll miss opportunities to get fired up to reach your goals and be more productive.
Warren Buffett once said . . .
The best investment you can always make is in yourself.
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Get Inspired and Become Your Biggest Fan
Here’s the truth as I know it:
Smart people who want to stay motivated to reach their goals and be more productive, find ways to infuse motivation into their routine to recharge their mindset. If you want to get real about staying motivated to reach your goals and be more productive, develop a mantra or find a motivational quote that serves as the driving force to start your day with focus or at least puts you in the good attitude department.
Since people have their own unique ideas about what is inspiring, writing down a motivational quote or saying is an easy, economical way to stay pumped up. You can read books from motivational speakers or go to conferences to get excited but ultimately you’re the one who has to keep yourself motivated on a daily basis.
Here’s a video with a great panel of talented guests including Warren Buffett, Tony Robbins, and others. They share their insights and give tips that encourage a sense of optimism for those who need encouragement. Gain access below.
Here’s what I did:
There were many tidbits of wisdom in the video. If you hear something inspiring, be sure to jot it down. I recently found an inspiring quote on a piece of decor at a local department store. I was Christmas shopping for my kids and decided to treat myself. It costs me a total of five dollars for a piece of caption wall decor. It’s next to my bed. Some days are harder than others, but it brings me back to my focus. Here’s what I get to read every morning.
Many people drink coffee to give themselves the boost they need to get their day going. Think of your motivational quote or saying as a cup of coffee for your mindset. There’s no shortage of motivational and inspirational quotes on Google, Twitter, Tumblr, you name it. I think if you find one quote that resonates with you the most, it can be the push you need to optimize your well being and accomplish what you set out to do.
I take this same approach to my own morning routine. No matter if I am working or enjoying a leisure activity, I still try to keep my morning routine fairly the same. I normally get right up and work out. It’s not always easy, sometimes I’m tired but if I can get 30 minutes of a DVD, my day normally goes well. I’ve been doing this for years so the routine is intact.
1. Search for motivational and inspirational quotes where ever you find inspiration.
2. Write down ones that resonates with you the most.
3. Write it sown or print the quote out. Put somewhere you can see it every day. You can even have it as your desktop background or wall paper on your smart phone. Not matter where you put it, be sure to read it daily before your day starts.
Here are some inspirational quotes that I like:
There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. -Nelson Mandela
A diamond is a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well. -Unknown
The Bottom Line
Everyone has dreams that seem like an uphill battle to achieve. If you make time to find a quote that inspires you, let it serve as your internal, positive self talk that anchors your focus and mindset. It can keep you on track and allow you to be more productive and one step closer to your goals.
While it’s fresh on your mind, do you have a quote that inspires you? I would love for you to share it in the comment section below.
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Goal Setting the Right Way Part II
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