I love to read books on succeeding in business – Making Friends and Influencing People, by Dale Carnegie; Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell; The Top 10 Distinctions Between Millionaires and the Middle Class, by Keith Cameron Smith; NO Excuses! by Brian Tracy; — I’m always reading something.
Because it helps.
And I love to watch YouTube videos and TED talks on motivation. If I find myself at my desk, stuck and miserable, getting nothing done, I’ll pause for ten or fifteen minutes, pull up a video, and drink in the motivation.
That helps too.
It’s funny how you can sort of borrow someone else’s passion and drive, and then suddenly, it’s your own. Lord, I love that.
I think that’s why it’s so important to choose positive, can-do people to spend our time with. Just as I wouldn’t choose a negative book or TED talk to watch because they would bring me down instead of lifting me up, I don’t choose to remain very long in the company of people who are indulging in the “this sucks and this will never work and I hate (fill in the blank here).” SHUDDER. I can feel the energy leaving me even typing that.
You know in your heart how it feels when someone says instead: “This is great! We are going to rock this! I love the way we all work together, try our best, really want to do well!” or “You are so good! You’ve got this!” Those words even feel different to type.
Watch what you are putting in your heart and brain. Today, find someone or something — person, book, or Youtube video — to lift you up and turbo-charge your drive.
What encourages you?
Go, Mamma, go!!