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Motivation Monday - You won't know your potential unless you try
It's Motivation Monday! I myself need some motivation from time to time, so I'm here to help those people who need a little bit of a push in order to keep motivated or to re-fuel their systems for success. We all get drained by overworking ourselves and want to take a break, but that break could actually hurt your company or freelancing services. We all work to make money and we need to keep our clients happy, so you need to stay up and positive. Sure, you might fail once or twice, but you can't let that keep you down. Think of all the positive things you've done in the past and that should keep you going.
If you're constantly getting down about your work, you always need to get up 1 more time. You need to keep pushing yourself when it comes to working online because times may get rough and you don't know how much longer it will take before you jump on the success train.
It doesn't matter how many times you get knocked down, it matters how many times you can get back up and keep pushing.
I remember exactly where I got my rule "1 more time". I was in high school and my baseball coach put us all in weightlifting instead of gym class. I was a 6'1' junior who didn't have much confidence because I was pretty skinny for my height, I think I was 140lbs or around there. I would be in the weight room with all these behemoth football players, but after a week or so I realized there was no need for intimidation because they all treated each other like brothers. Soon after I realized this, we were figuring out what our MAX was for the bench press. Obviously, I wasn't going to be benching insane amounts, but that didn't matter. My coach, who was also the weightlifting teacher, would spot everyone when they were maxing out. It was my turn and I was attempting to bench 185lbs, but my coach added an additional 20lbs because he thought I could do it. Now, I've never even benched 185lbs but my coach thought I could do 200+ lol. I began to push the first rep and my coach yells "1 more!" and I go for a second. Everyone in the weight room saw what I was doing and gathered around. I hit the second rep and everyone went wild, they were yelling "1 more!" "You Got This!" "PUSH!" and it amped me up so much that I eventually hit 5 reps at 205lbs and I only weighed 140ish
I kept going, even though I thought I couldn't do the first one, and eventually stalled out on the 6th and my coach had to help me re-rack the weights lol. When I got off of the bench and stood up, the weight room went crazy and I then realized I was in the center of a sort of huddle where everyone was jumping around in excitement because of what I did
I told you that story because I didn't have confidence in myself, but my coach did and so did the rest of the people in there. I felt like I was a part of the family now because I pushed myself towards success with their help. If you don't push yourself to do one more, get up one more time or just strive to be successful, you will never know your limits. I thought I couldn't do even one rep at 205lbs but others believed in me and I ended up doing 5
Many people keep themselves down
Most of the time when someone fails, it's because they didn't even try to start. Our own beliefs are what keep us down and we need to stop doing this to ourselves. I kept myself from believing that I could do something, but my eyes opened up when I was in High School, and ever since then I've been pushing to be a better person and getting up when I'm knocked down so that I never fail again. Sure, I will not get the results I want every time, but I don't consider that a failure
Pick yourself up, keep striving for greatness and take your success.
You never know your potential, unless you try
This links in with the above section "Many people keep themselves down". If you're not trying, how do you know if you'll be good at something or not? I was an all-star baseball player when I was in little league all the way through College, but I would never have known that if I didn't ask my mom if I could play on my friends' teams when I was younger.
I'm a great artist as well, a drawer not a singer-songwriter or musician lol, but I wouldn't have known that if I never picked up a pen and paper to draw something I saw in my head. Yes, it took many years to get to the point I am at, but I kept at it and eventually was able to draw anything I wanted and make it look amazing.
It doesn't matter if you're working online, playing sports or honing your skills in something else. If you never try to do something, you will never know if you have the potential to be good at it.
Just because you failed one time, doesn't mean you're a failure
Many people get down after they fail just one time. You can't let your one failure define you because life is a cocktail of successes and failures mixed together to make you. Take each failure with you and learn from them. If you fail at something, big or small, at least now you know what not to do the next time after you get up from this failure
Some of the biggest names failed before they achieved success
Do you think Mark Zuckerberg just had the idea for Facebook and put up a website in a few days and BAM! Millionaire? Nope! It takes years of work and failures in order to get to the success levels of some of these people you hear about every day. Oprah Winfrey wasn't always successful in the beginning of her career, and now she's one of the richest women in the world.
Success stories are paved with miles and miles of hard work, failures and small achievements. If you're not trying, you're just holding yourself back from success
Everyone has a different story, but they all have something in common. You need to get out there, learn from your failures and use them to hone your skills and approach to success. Take it one failure at a time and figure out what went wrong. Fix each failure as it comes, and eventually, you will hone your skills to a point where you will never fail. Now, you won't always be successful, but you will see the bigger picture and a failure will just be part of your path to success
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