March 06, 2012
Work requires effort, no matter the occupation. Work also requires staying focused, and it requires staying motivated to attain your goals.
When you look through magazines and see lavish homes, dream vacation spots and fancy cars, do you think about how you are going to work to have those things, or do you say something like, “It must be nice to be rich.”
Motivation comes from wants and desires. Like the Gatorade ad says, “Is it in you?”
People that lack that motivation are the people that are just happy to be contented with what they have, and they don’t strive for anything more.
What an individual wants typically dictates his drive and motivation.
The Robb Report is a great publication if you want to see global luxury items.
People that are able to overcome deficiencies and obstacles are motivated. They fight through whatever stands between them and their goals.
How do they do this?
It starts with action. Even if it is just writing out what you are going to do, that’s a start. It’s great to have a plan, but once you take the first step then things can change for you.
How fast do you want something?
Can you get that new car now? In five years?
Maybe your goal is to get out of debt, or as I call it, “back to broke!” Can you do that this year?
Setting weekly goals rather than yearly goals will allow you to hit your mark faster than trying to plan 12 months out.
“It won’t work unless you work” is another favorite phrase of mine. Beyond that, you also need to learn to work smarter! Set up a work routine and be committed to it. Set dates and then get after it. Most people want to succeed, but they don’t follow through. They don’t have that fire in their belly that separates average people from great people in business.
Are you afraid of work? If you are, you probably aren’t totally happy with your life and your career.
Enjoy working? Great. Now, make sure your work is effective work that is pushing you closer to your goals. A lot of people work hard, but seemingly get little done. Others seem like they don’t work that hard, but they always seem to come out on top. The latter is probably an effective worker that is goal-oriented and focused on results!
Make a list of objectives and chase them like your life depends on it. Unleash your calculated attack on your goals and, over time, you will find what it means to truly be free financially and you will enjoy what you do professionally on a daily basis.
One effective way to reach your goals is by working in bursts of concentrated effort for long amounts of time. You might work 60 hours a week and only be away from home for three days. To do this, however, you need to be very organized and that will allow you to enjoy more free time with family and friends.
Another important factor in success is finding what you love and figuring out how to do that!
Use these four ways to work more effectively and see what results you produce.
- Make a list of things you need/want to do
- Prioritize your list and attack each task
- Do one thing on the list that you don’t want to do
- Keep records of your progress. Do this daily and at the end of the week.
Work requires making the right commitment, following the program you’ve put in place and adapting it to your plan of attack. Be methodical and track your activity. This means monitoring your checklist so you – YOU – can measure your performance.
Think of it like you are a doctor in business. A doctor uses vital signs to decide what direction of action is needed. Your vitals can be your checklist. It should reveal strengths and weaknesses for you to work on. Your records are proof that you have worked. You can almost predict what is going to happen with your business based on your records.
If you feel like you are working effectively and you are not seeing desired results, then PLEASE CHANGE SOMETHING!
Focus on the following things: attitude, work ethic and character. Those are three things that you can control. Work to improve in those three areas.
Don’t be afraid to fail. At least you are trying and you are showing that you are motivated. Take action! You will never hit something if you don’t take dead aim. The more times you shoot for something, the better the chances are that you will hit it!
Sitting around will lead to failure and it can be contagious. Don’t wait for success to find you because it will not. Work, work and work will lead you to success’s doorstep.
Excitement, conviction and execution are the name of the game.
By putting forth effort, you will see results!
Hammer Down … Hard!!!