How To Succeed With No Motivation...

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Edition 60 - August 25, 2019

One of the best pieces of advice I have ever gotten was “When the motivation is gone, discipline must take its place.”

In life, many people want to become successful. But not everyone must become successful.

Most people want to become successful not knowing the amount of effort and energy it’s going to take to reach that goal.

Most of the time, in moments of high energy, ideas come into our heads and we feel like these are the best ideas in the world.

We do all the research in the world and create the best strategies to make sure we make a smart decision before acting on this feeling.

We think we can conquer the world and reach our goals to be successful. However, when it comes time to put in the work, time passes by, fatigue kicks in and results are not happening right away; the motivation starts to disappear.

Commitment and enthusiasm becomes low. It is at this point, most people forget about their goals that they committed to.

What a world it would be if there were no people that were able to follow through with their commitments.

If Elon Musk would have stopped building rockets after his third failure in a row, if Michael Jordan would have stopped playing basketball his sophomore season after being cut from his high school team, or if Thomas Edison would have stopped after a thousand attempts at the light bulb.

That is why it is important that if we commit to something, when the motivation is gone, discipline must take its place. We must not wait for the feelings to come first before we do the right things.

We should do the right things first, and then let the feelings come after. That is what builds our character and allows us to become the best versions of ourselves every single day.

Decisions helps us start, discipline helps us finish.

A wise man once said “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.”

If we have the discipline to do our very best every single day, I’m sure we will find our success.