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Kick-start your Motivation to Achieve Success

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beginning a journey - view through my aeroplane window

“To begin with the end in mind means to start with a clear understanding of your destination.” says Stephen Covey.

Motivation is the incentive to get things done. Motivation is about drawing out what is already inside. It is the key to using the abilities, knowledge, and talents that you have, in order to reach worthwhile objectives – your vision, your dreams, your ambitions and success.

So how do you establish what is success? These are frequent comments made by clients:

“I want something different.” “I know what I don’t want.”

Coaching usually starts with defining what the longer term vision is. What is it that you do want to happen?  What is it you want to plan to happen rather than leave to chance?

This vision could be 1, 2, or 5 years out and involves describing in as much detail as you can how the future will be.  For you, for your business, for your job.  What will it look like? How will it feel if you achieve this?  Getting real clarity about the future gives direction and focus.

Sometimes you can better describe what you don’t want. An understanding of this can then help shape what you do want. Interestingly you get what you focus on. The subconscious mind will work to achieve the things you think about most of the time, whether you want them or not.

A vision that suits you

To check out it’s a vision that suits you, creating some awareness about your purpose helps crystallize what you are doing it for. Will you be happy if you achieve this? Will you be satisfied? Or is the price to pay for this too high? Understanding what your values are assists with the alignment of your vision with you and what makes you tick.  Some examples of values are:

  • Economic security
  • Family happiness
  • Integrity

Go on – get in touch for help in creating your vision.

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