When it comes to personal motivation, I don't think anyone has influenced me more than Jim Rohn. In every book I've read of his and every presentation I've watched him give, there are bite sized nuggets of wisdom that are worth their weight in gold.
In one of the presentations I watched, he tells a story about his younger days, when he was struggling financially, trying to find direction in his life. A girl scout came to his door selling girl scout cookies. Not having enough money to buy a box of cookies, he turns her away. After he closed the door, he said that he felt disgusted. Disgusted with himself and his situation. He told himself that he's had enough. He had enough of the situation he was in and it was going to change right then and there. He had a conversation with himself.
The day you decide that you've had enough, the day you decide to turn things around, is a powerful day. You never know what's going to trigger it. It may be getting laid off from your job, a personal crises, or just a long walk you take one day with just you and your thoughts. Whatever the trigger is, it can be the start of a whole new life.
Resolve: Promising yourself you'll never give up
Are you happy where your business is right now? Are you happy how your personal or family life fits in with it? Maybe you've been dissatisfied with your situation for awhile now, but never had that event (trigger) that makes you stop in your tracks and say “enough”.
If you find yourself spinning your wheels, not making progress, or just not happy with your current state. Maybe it's time to have that conversation with yourself. It can be the day that everything changes.
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