I hope this true story gives you a little inspiration… because without becoming and staying personally inspired, you can never be an inspirational leader for others. Whether you own your own business, or your leadership mission is undertaken in the service of a firm you don’t own, you want to be as inspirational a leader as you can be these days.
Realize greater responsibilities – motivation asks you to assume greater onus. If you start feeling more committed to a task, motivation will naturally creep in.
3) Utilize Modern Day Technology. – We live in a day where the internet is becoming the “go-to” place for information. It use to be so that if we wanted to find out more about a topic, all we had were encyclopedias and the local library. Now days we have social media sites like YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.
I just tend to prefer a pound of perspiration and the increased probability of success. And of course, I write how to books and related non-fiction. So my worship of the muse is slightly skewed. But still, Follow me is necessary.
Did you ever wonder why you had to do certain subjects at school that did not particularly interest you? The answer probably was ‘because it is part of the curriculum’. Did this motivate and inspire you to do well? While you probably complied – as not doing so probably had negative consequences – you certainly did not undertake the task feeling motivated, eager and excited.
Fact: While perhaps not obvious on the surface, you might be surprised to learn that fear is often a motivator. Most people would have heard of the carrot or stick principle; move towards the carrot and away from the stick. Some people are motivated by the reward, the gain, while others might be more motivated by fear, discomfort, potential loss or pain. Gain and pain are both strong motivating factors. In many cases it is not one or the other but a combination of both.
Whether it be our job, our bodies, or our relationships, we should always strive to do our best. It’s much easier to achieve our goals when we are positively motivated and I think that the term “work” can sometimes be a de-motivator. I’m not saying we have to be perfect. Sometimes we miss a deadline, skip a workout or say something before thinking of the negative ramifications. These can all happen even if we are positively motivated. But if we can find that positive motivation and continue to use that in our day to day activities I believe we can minimize the physical and mental hurdles that prevent us from being the best we can be. We won’t look at it so much as “work”.
Well finding inspiration may sound easy as I have described it, but this process may take weeks or months, not happen instantaneously as those old Greek muses would have it seem. The most important thing to remember when learning beading how to’s, is to never give up. Inspiration may not come standard, but it is without a doubt attainable.