A client asked how do I maintain daily motivation. Don’t I feel tired about life? Don’t I feel sick about life? Don’t I feel that life is meaningless?
I understand the context of his questions because I observe people on the street. I talk to people from all woks of life. Some are really just surviving. When I say surviving, I don’t mean that they are struggling financially. Surviving in this context means that they do not have a purpose, they don’t find meaning in life, they don’t understand why they go to office daily. They are absolutely not motivated to approach their work and even their life.
How do I keep my energy up? How do I maintain my motivation?
I’m a believer of living life as an adventure. I always feel that life is about doing the things that we don’t normally do, doing the things that we are afraid to do and doing the things that create a breakthrough for us. In a nutshell, I believe that we must always be pushing the life boundaries.
All my coaching clients will typically feel the adventurer in me as I always challenge them to break the status quo, to push their comfort zone and to push their life boundaries.
In my most recent stunt, I took up a 2-Day singing workshop. At the end of the class, all participants have to sing on stage to a group of audience whom we’ve never met.
We live in a society that is bounded by rules and regulations. To maintain the order of the society, rules and regulations are necessary. Otherwise, we’ll probably be living in a chaotic world.
Rules and regulations keep the world in order, and also keep us in order. Each one of us has a personal set of rules and regulations to maintain our behaviour in the highest form of integrity. Though at times we may have some maverick thoughts, our set of rules and regulations keep us in check.
However, it’s also this set of rules and regulations that can cause unhappiness to build up. Even if you want to feel happy, with the social rules, we may be forced to make unhappy decisions.
This is the last part of this series. You can read Part 6 here. So far, how has this series been so far for you? Please do let me know how you feel after reading this series. I would very much like to hear from you.
In this last part, you are going to read something unique. It is easy to talk about it, but not easy to practice. In fact, I feel this is the hardest to practice out of the seven characteristics.
Highly successful people practice these two words. Emotion and logic.
What is this emotion and logic? How can you apply to your life to become successful too?
We are now moving into Part 6 of this success series. You may like to read Part 5 here if you have not read it. You will find an in-depth writing about strength and weakness.
In Part 6, you will learn of something that you may not come across on successful people. At least not many success books will mention it. My frequent hanging around these highly successful friends provided me the insight of the sixth characteristic of highly successful people. Continue reading
We are half way through this series, if you have not read the previous version, here you can start from Part 1, or you can read Part 4 here. It doesn’t matter which Part you start reading from, as long as you are getting value from it.
The subject of the Part 5 of this series is STRENGTH and probably the most difficult to achieve in the whole series.
How come this could be the most difficult to achieve?
Let’s do a test. Continue reading
In Part 2 of this series, the post was on successful people accepting failure as part of the success formula. They understand the risk of taking uncomfortable action, and are willing to bear that risk, eventually, scoring big in their life.
But that’s not it!