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Life is difficult, hard, trying, and sometimes it just plain sucks. People everywhere are looking for an easy way out or a quick buck. To achieve personal success in life you must set goals for yourself and work to achieve them.

Everyone has different goals they set for themselves and different timeframes to achieve them. Like me for instances right now I have a goal for something I hope to achieve in a certain timeframe. I will get discouraged when I feel like it is not moving as I planned. Others that know about my goal will try and encourage me if I express my concerns for not being on track with my goal. We have all experienced this in our lives at one point or another.

A friend or family member who try’s to make you see you can and will achieve your goal. You will listen to them and may even use the advice they may give you to help you achieve your goal. But when it comes down to it you must find it in yourself to push yourself to achieve your goal. You must motivate yourself because in the end no one else will be able too. You can use others as a motivator but when it comes down to it, it is all up to you. If you can’t motivate you no one can.

I could list about a thousand (well close) things that only you can motivate yourself to do. More times then not, no one can make you do these things. There are other ways of motivating people; we use some of these tactics with our children. For instance, if they don’t clean their room they can not go out to play. And I could list so many more, you may have been motivated by or have used these tactics to get someone to do something you want them to do or you feel like they need to do. But you can not hold some ones hand and force them to do what needs to be done.

Motivation can come to you in many ways, like you know you have to get up in the morning and get ready for work if you want to make money and don’t want to get fired. So like clock work every morning you get up, get ready and go to work. You know you have responsibilities that you must fulfill. But what if no matter what responsibilities you may have you lost your motivation your will to get up and go. What would you do? How would you get it back? I myself have been searching for the answers to those questions for months. The best thing I have been able to come up with (at least for me) is that the desire, drive, motivation is in you.

You hold the key to your success or failure in what ever you do. You may want to just quit, give up because you feel you are going no where, you are getting further and further form achieving your goal. I think about things in simple terms, make it simple and easy and when you get to that point of no return you must continue to move forward to meet and achieve your goal.

There will be many road blocks in your effort to reach your goal. Many people may tell you that you are crazy for thinking you could do that. Tell you every reason they can think of why you won’t make it (maybe why they would not make it). But only you can keep going and see that those obstacles may be there but you will manage and figure out a way to get past them and keep moving forward. This simple principle applies to everything you do from getting up in the morning, going to the store, or opening a business. The key to your success is in you.

There will always someone who is better, smarter, and faster or what ever else you can think of then you may be. But no matter how many times they bypass you in completing their goals; it does not make them better than you. It does not make them more accomplished then you either.

We all have different goals and timeframes to achieve them in. never let anyone make you feel unaccomplished because they have more then you have. These over achievers will get bored or run out of things to accomplish. While you, steady and true, will meet your goal and move on to the next goal keeping yourself motivated towards your own personal success.

Because no matter what you choose as a goal there is greater goal then your own personal success through what ever area you choose. To date after 20+ years I am still little by little working on mine. Good luck in your own pursuit of personal success through self motivation.


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