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Secrets of Motivation

Posted By: Randy GageJuly 5, 2012

Because I’m a professional speaker and I talk about success, people usually position me as a motivational speaker.  As a result, I often get asked about the secrets of motivation.  Here’s what might be the most effective one:

Incremental progress.

Nothing inspires you more or causes you to motivate yourself more than actually seeing yourself getting closer to your dream.

If you need to lose 60 pounds, working out at the gym isn’t a lot of fun.  But if you lose seven pounds the first week, you’ll get excited.  You start to believe your goal may be attainable.  You exercise a little longer after getting the good news on the scale.  Each week you make some more progress.

Now you’re actually increasing muscle and decreasing fat.  Your metabolism goes up and weight starts to fall off faster.  You get even more motivated and your incremental progress pulls you toward your goal.

Let’s suppose you’re deeply in debt.  If you’re like most people in this situation, you don't want to know the particulars and you deal with bills only as you have to.  A better strategy would be taking a complete inventory of your obligations, seeing exactly where you are, and setting up a payoff schedule.  The key is tracking the progress and seeing your debt get smaller every week.  That progress keeps you motivated.

This all is the topic on this week’s episode of Prosperity TV.  If you haven’t seen it yet, or want to watch it again, I’ve embedded it below.

 


 

So are you making progress toward your dreams?  And what do you need to start today?

- RG

22 comments on “Secrets of Motivation”

  1. i will be at the bank in the morning to open a new savings account so that i can not only plan for but save for my extravagant vacation with my family.  My other plans are coming together one day at a time.  Living the life of my dreams is happening step by postitive step.

  2. i will be at the bank in the morning to open a new savings account so that i can not only plan for but save for my extravagant vacation with my family.  My other plans are coming together one day at a time.  Living the life of my dreams is happening step by postitive step.

  3. Randy - this is unrelated to the post...albeit a good one! I would like some advice on meditation and visualization. When I first started meditating a couple of weeks ago I was able to concentrate more fully on the experience. Lately, I find myself easily distracted and unable to focus as easy. Any advice? Books suggestions are highly welcome. I am an avid reader. 🙂

  4. Randy - this is unrelated to the post...albeit a good one! I would like some advice on meditation and visualization. When I first started meditating a couple of weeks ago I was able to concentrate more fully on the experience. Lately, I find myself easily distracted and unable to focus as easy. Any advice? Books suggestions are highly welcome. I am an avid reader. 🙂

  5. Last week I committed to waking up at 630am every morning to get a little exercise in to start my day (even if it's just going out for a half-hour brisk walk) and I absolutely agree with you about "throwing off the covers". A decision to do a mad jump out of bed especially when it's the toughest is a really helpful way to get started! And I'm sure it applies to just about everything else in life. If something is tough, just make a split second decision to go a little crazy when starting, just to give you that initial spark/jolt to taking action.
     
    Thank you Randy, I haven't missed one morning session yet this week. 🙂

  6. Last week I committed to waking up at 630am every morning to get a little exercise in to start my day (even if it's just going out for a half-hour brisk walk) and I absolutely agree with you about "throwing off the covers". A decision to do a mad jump out of bed especially when it's the toughest is a really helpful way to get started! And I'm sure it applies to just about everything else in life. If something is tough, just make a split second decision to go a little crazy when starting, just to give you that initial spark/jolt to taking action.
     
    Thank you Randy, I haven't missed one morning session yet this week. 🙂

  7. Like a saying, it's ok to move slowly but never stop. Even if it's a step at a time, you are progressing. Do something, do anything to move closer to the goals.

  8. Like a saying, it's ok to move slowly but never stop. Even if it's a step at a time, you are progressing. Do something, do anything to move closer to the goals.

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  • 22 comments on “Secrets of Motivation”

    1. i will be at the bank in the morning to open a new savings account so that i can not only plan for but save for my extravagant vacation with my family.  My other plans are coming together one day at a time.  Living the life of my dreams is happening step by postitive step.

    2. i will be at the bank in the morning to open a new savings account so that i can not only plan for but save for my extravagant vacation with my family.  My other plans are coming together one day at a time.  Living the life of my dreams is happening step by postitive step.

    3. Randy - this is unrelated to the post...albeit a good one! I would like some advice on meditation and visualization. When I first started meditating a couple of weeks ago I was able to concentrate more fully on the experience. Lately, I find myself easily distracted and unable to focus as easy. Any advice? Books suggestions are highly welcome. I am an avid reader. 🙂

    4. Randy - this is unrelated to the post...albeit a good one! I would like some advice on meditation and visualization. When I first started meditating a couple of weeks ago I was able to concentrate more fully on the experience. Lately, I find myself easily distracted and unable to focus as easy. Any advice? Books suggestions are highly welcome. I am an avid reader. 🙂

    5. Last week I committed to waking up at 630am every morning to get a little exercise in to start my day (even if it's just going out for a half-hour brisk walk) and I absolutely agree with you about "throwing off the covers". A decision to do a mad jump out of bed especially when it's the toughest is a really helpful way to get started! And I'm sure it applies to just about everything else in life. If something is tough, just make a split second decision to go a little crazy when starting, just to give you that initial spark/jolt to taking action.
       
      Thank you Randy, I haven't missed one morning session yet this week. 🙂

    6. Last week I committed to waking up at 630am every morning to get a little exercise in to start my day (even if it's just going out for a half-hour brisk walk) and I absolutely agree with you about "throwing off the covers". A decision to do a mad jump out of bed especially when it's the toughest is a really helpful way to get started! And I'm sure it applies to just about everything else in life. If something is tough, just make a split second decision to go a little crazy when starting, just to give you that initial spark/jolt to taking action.
       
      Thank you Randy, I haven't missed one morning session yet this week. 🙂

    7. Like a saying, it's ok to move slowly but never stop. Even if it's a step at a time, you are progressing. Do something, do anything to move closer to the goals.

    8. Like a saying, it's ok to move slowly but never stop. Even if it's a step at a time, you are progressing. Do something, do anything to move closer to the goals.

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