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A lot of motivational speakers will try to charge up their audience to give "110%" every day, with an image that through motivation you will levitate by your own energy above the crowd. The problem is that when you try to leap above every day, it isn't very long before you are pooped.
I think people who are consistently successful just do a little more each day, just 2% more, but they do it every day for a long time. Eventually it compounds into big results.
I've held this theory ever since Officer Training School. It was like a long 12 week race. The folks who finished at the top were often not the 'stars' who might crash back to earth. The folks who put in just a tiny 2% more each long day, they finished the race strong.
Turn off the radio and TV. Listen to some of the CD's done by various motivational speakers on a variety of self-esteem, healthy eating, and other topics. These are available on Ebay, Amazon and sometimes free on websites. Fill your mind with good messages rather than negativity of media.
"'Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going,"
~ Jim Rohn
Jim Rohn (September 17, 1930 - December 5, 2009) was an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker. His rags to riches story played a large part in his work, which influenced others in the personal development industry.
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