I know this post will confuse a lot of my readers, because I will be vague for the most part. But I really aim to inspire with this one when you are done reading it.
We all struggle as human beings, to be the greatest. When something in our life happens that takes this drive away from us, we give up. We not only give up on our dreams and goals, but we give up on life in general. Maybe your “something” had to do with a loved one dying. Maybe you received the news from your doctor that you don’t have much time left. Maybe you lost the one you love because they left you. Maybe you lost the will to live.
There are ways out of that lost feeling, but you have to want them. If you fall into the trap of falling in love with the negative feeling, you will have given up completely, and you will have lost the will to live entirely.
I understand that is confusing being on a blog about making money, but I promise I have a reason. Without the drive and passion, you will never go beyond your lowest point. Without your motivation, you might as well crawl under a rock and die. I would be an expert on this, so I am allowed to talk about it.
One of the things I would like to make clear is that you need more than one motivator. If you put a single motivation up front and give it all of the power, what happens if you lose it? I will tell you. You will no longer have that drive, or that will to move forward.
Motivation is key to your success in not only making money, but life in general.
To avoid an end to your career, and possibly your life:
- Avoid any and all negative thoughts.
- Create multiple motivators so you don’t bank on just one.
- Money isn’t everything, so don’t let that be your motivator.
- Suppress all human feelings, and don’t get emotionally attached.
Your motivators should include one to leave behind a great legacy. Something that people will talk about long after you are gone. To do this, you always need to go big. Everything you do should reflect how passionate you are for your activity.
If you are going to blog about something, then stand out and be the best at it. Don’t lose focus and get distracted by negativity. Don’t let that single motivator be the stopping force should something happen to it.
Are you an ecommerce store owner? Provide the best service possible, and make your customers shout your name every time someone is looking for what you sell.
When I think of someone who went big, I think of Michael Jordan. He was the greatest. I remember being a 13 year old boy watching every game. If for some reason I missed a game, then the bulls lost. I was very superstitious about this. I watched both 3-peat championships as they took place. I watched the games like I were in them, and celebrated at every advance.
Watching Michael Jordan was an inspiration for me. He made it seem like it was simple to go big, even though it’s often not that easy.
The many paths to destruction:
I have had many obstacles in my life.
- My sister being the victim of a hit and run driver on my 10th birthday.
- My grandfather dying and I wasn’t allowed to see him in the hospital before he did.
- My first love being stripped from my life.
- The fact that I have a social disorder that doesn’t allow me to keep friends.
- The fact that everyone in my life throughout my life has hated me.
- My inability to care anymore.
- My loss of faith in mankind….
There are too many things to list. When you reach rock bottom, it is no longer of “who can I blame?”, but rather “who cares?”. It’s important that you never reach rock bottom, because you come to love it. When that happens, there is no turning back.
In the end, remember this. Passion comes and passion goes. But if you don’t go big, then nobody knows……