Motivate Yourself To Achieve Success

Motivate Yourself to Achieve Success

The greatest reward that success brings is self-satisfaction.

How can you motivate yourself to succeed?

Develop a buring desire for something that you wish to have in order to reach a greater goal you have set for yourself.

Remember tthat there is a difference between merely wishing for something and deciding definitely that you are going to have it.

Once you have that burning desire, you will develop an intensity of purpose that will allow you to simply brush aside obstacles that seemed unsurmountable before. All things are possible to the person who believes they are possible.

Set yourself a definite goal in life. As we talked about before, write it down and commit it to memory. Direct every thought and all your energies to making it come true. Instead of letting momentary setbacks throw you off course, search in them for the seed of an equivalent benefit which can help you get back on track to attaining your goal.

Refuse to recognize any limitations.

Remember “whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, the mind of man can achieve.”

Make the best of whatever toolsyou have and acquire whatever else you need along the way.

Reference: Napoleon Hill’s “A Year of Growing Rich. 52 Steps to Achieving Life’s Rewards.”

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4 thoughts on “Motivate Yourself To Achieve Success

  1. Since we moved the site not all the comments got entered so I have to do this manually.

    Here’s a comment by Bianca on 7 Jan 2010

    Terrie, one thing has been eating at the back of my mind for a while about success and the resources that are mentioned such as Napoleon Hill. I have also felt this about the Secret, and the related web sites and books. A lot of the time the definition of success is in the realm of wealth, rich, financial freedom and money. This raises a lot of resentment in me, partly because I have linked wealth with negative thoughts and beliefs but also because I have always fought against society’s definition of success. It is narrow.

    Success to most people is related to what one owns, not by what one is or contributes. Money equates success, what car do you drive, how big is your house. That is almost a surefire way of showing success to the masses. Is that really all we can and should aspire to? We make folks who do not subscribe to that measure of success fringe dwellers, losers and call them treehugging greenies. For many years I was in environmental law, and truth be told, I was skinny as we had no money. But it was success to me. Hugh McKay, an Australian Social researcher, recently wrote a book about what makes us tick, and he touched on this subject. The desire to want more, to be taken seriously and that drives many of us to only see financial wealth and outside evidence of that wealth as a success.

    What success means to me is friends asking for advice, being sought out for wisdom and kindness, making a change in the world, helping someone, being as compassionate and collaborative as I can. I don’t want to be too goal oriented as we then do not see the process and the value in the process. I want people to talk about me when I depart this mortal coil, with a sense of awe, hot darn, that gal was something. Not cause I drive a Merc, but because I left something behind that is more intangeable.

  2. This was my response to her:

    This is a great comment and thank you for posting. You are right in many aspects of what you wrote here and I applaud you for knowing what you want and defining success for yourself – that is terrific.

    That being said, I know that money is important and it’s important to me because without it I couldn’t help people and certainly could not donate as much as I do to help the children of St Jude Children’s Hospital. Material things are essential because we live in a material world. Those, however, that just want fancy material things for the sake of having them may not be happy if they have not looked beyond all of that. But maybe they are happy because that’s where they are in the world. As Anne teaches from Catherine Ponder and other great leaders of New Thought – Poverty is NOT spiritual. And remember that we talk about prosperity and abundance and those two terms do NOT only mean money. They mean the best of everything – health, relationships, peace of mind, wealth etc. It’s the overall package. So please don’t automatically judge those two words.

    Thanks so much for the stimulating post. I appreciate it greatly!


  3. Dear Bianca and Terrie,
    For quite a long time I thought that money and wealth were the root of evil. I lived a bohemian life thinking that was what I really wanted, and thinking at the same time, that I was just a little better than the rest for renouncing wealth. I had it all wrong. That is not my truth any more. There is nothing wrong with being rich or enjoying money, and having alot of it. Money, when properly used, is a great blessing. I feel we should use money, and not let money use us. Money and wealth are supposed to work for us, not vice versa. In many cultures prosperity not only means economic wealth, but also success, health, and a state a flourishment.
    I thank you Bianca for sharing your thoughts and wanting to leave this world a better place. I am grateful for that. Have a wonderful weekend. Sarah

    • Great points, Sarah – especially “when used properly” and you are so right that prosperity means so much more than just wealth.

      Thanks for responding.