Motivation to act, do things, study or attain success in any field often comes through outside triggers. The desire and motivation can arise after watching a movie, reading a book or hearing about someone who has achieved success.
The motivation that arises is often short lived. How many times have felt elated and motivated to follow a desire or ambition, after watching a movie or reading a book? What happened to the desire and motivation half an hour later, a day later or a week later? In most cases it has evaporated. Why? Either because the desire was not strong enough, you lacked enough inner strength and persistence, or your day-to-day life made you forget it.
A single, one-time motivational trigger is usually not enough. Certain events or situations might arouse in you motivation and ambition, and drive you to make resolutions, but after you are out of that situation, everything returns to normal and you forget your resolution.
Success requires constant motivation, besides other qualities. So how could you produce a constant flow of motivation to carry you through obstacles, laziness, fears or negative thinking?
Make a list of what you find to arouse motivation in you, such as:
# A list of motivational books
# A list of motivational movies
# A list of inspiring quotes
# Success stories
# Photos of things you want to do
# Photos of things you want to get
# A list of people who have an uplifting effect on you
Every day, devote some time to one or more item on your list. In this way you can keep the motivation, and ambition alive.
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