Preparing to win is more important then winning (confusing motivation with effectiveness)



motivation alone is not enough, if you have an idiot and you motivate him,now you have a motivated idiot
-Jim Rohn

Everything happens twice in life, mentally first and the physical comes second. Why is motivation so popular? Everyone would like to feel good about what they are doing,  human nature dictates that we do. The best thing we could do to a person on the wrong path is give him or her direction. 

Proper direction and right guidance is far superior to motivation, when motivation is given to us alone. Why? Good intentions, with a scoop of wrong direction , mixed with motivation has carried many good hearted men and women to the wrong place at a fast rate. In the end you have a motivated person in the wrong place possibly too motivated to realize it.

There are a lot of snake oil salesman in this world, who will tell you anything for a dollar and fame. There are talented people who can make you happy while stealing your joy. To avoid this begin each task with the end in mind.

With good directions you may not be motivated but you will get to your destination. Dr. Dennis Kimbro points out that success in anything is statistical.  Its a mathematical formula, its crawling before walking, its following the recipe to cooking your favorite dish.

Universal Principles
If you combined one atom of oxygen and one atom of carbon you would get a poisonous gas carbon monoxide every single time. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you are or where you are on the earth this principal rings true. If you combine two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen you get water every single time. Again it does not matter who you are or where you are, there is no mystery to this.

All life is formulas,  figures and combining the right ingredients to get the desired results we want.  Why guess at it any longer? you are living under your acres of diamonds right now, but you need the “know how” which includes the right tools to dig them up. There is no longer a point in desiring what others are or attempting to be what others appear to be, when you can use the same formulas to achieve your personal best.

We are responsible adults or should be, we must now set the example for those coming behind us. Take the time to incorporate the proper formula for your life that they may see the example and be inspired.  Waiting on someone else to do the job has not done much good for the planet, waiting to be motivated hasn’t done much good for you.

If you want to keep getting what you’ve been getting,  then keep doing what you’ve been doing.  But if you want to succeed there is a formula you must follow.  Nothing happens by chance around here…..YOU FEEL ME?

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
– Aristotle

You must first be a king of your own personal kingdom. If you can’t lead that kingdom on your own two feet, you can’t lead a bigger kingdom
– Dr. Naim Akbar

Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage. 

It is Good To Recognize and Salute the God and the Good in Others. But The Greatest Mistake You May Ever Make is Not Recognizing The God and The Good Within Your Own Self.
– Malik Zulu shabazz

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