Self Motivation and Development
"To Thine Own Self Be True"
self motivation and development - introduction
Living by the truth is a necessity if you desire to live a fulfilling life. Today, many are living a lie. Firstly, they are living a life they neither designed nor control. Secondly, they are living their lives based on false perceptions.
self motivation and development - get rid of false beliefs
Let me give you some examples. There are many people that are living in the misconception that if they work hard all their productive life in a “good” job, they will enjoy their old age in comfort and won’t ever need to work again once they get their hard-earned pension.
There are others that believe that they are not capable of ever having their own successful business or being wealthy and are content with just getting by. Conversely, there are those that are living thinking that they one day will be rich and yet they are doing nothing about getting there. Additionally, there are those that are living beyond their means because they think they already are wealthy. There are others who want to have a happy marriage and wonderful kids, yet they spend all their time at “the club” with their friends or at work. They do not put in the time and effort that is needed to have a good, happy family.
There are yet other people that live the lie that their boss will one day wake up in a good mood and give them a promotion rather than them having to do something outstanding to get noticed and to actually deserve the promotion. Never mind the fact that even if they got the promotion they would lose it in a week for incompetence because they had not prepared for it.
self motivation and development - live by the truth
This is not always pleasant. But it is necessary. As author and psychiatrist Dr. M. Scott Peck says in his classic book, The Road Less Traveled, “a life of total dedication to the truth also means a life of willingness to be personally challenged.”
It is not easy to look at yourself and realise that there are some things within you that you need to change. It is sometimes very painful to face the unpleasant things about yourself, your friends, your spouse and others. But if you don’t acknowledge and face the truth of your unpleasant situation how can you change it?
self motivation and development - life is hard
These things include, but are not limited to: knowing who you really are, dedicating yourself to continuous learning, being committed to personal leadership, dedication to live by the truth (no matter how unpleasant it may be), and the courage and ability to be all that you can be. These are some of the attributes of a dreamer.
Being unrealistic and living on “cloud nine” are not attributes of a dreamer, as is commonly the perception. It is generally thought that if you are a dreamer then your head is not on the right way or, at the very least, you have a screw loose somewhere up there.
self motivation and development - a lesson from history
Yet these same people, at some point in their lives, had to shrug off the nay-sayers and those that called them “mad” because of their great dreams. Fortunately for us all, they did not listen to all the negative vibe that was coming their way. They persevered in the face of great opposition. That goes to illustrate one great truth about dreamers. They are not unrealistic or stuck in their own world, but to the contrary, they are very realistic and grounded in the truth. Their greatest crime is having a mindset that is way bigger than their peers’.
self motivation and development - dedication to the truth
Where would the world be today had he listened to all the criticism and thrown in the towel? Where will you and the generations after you be if you give up on your dreams because of some opposition and criticism?
self motivation and development - conclusion
The immortal words of Jesus Christ ring out loud: “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
You are all you can be. Go on and be it.
I hope you have enjoyed these articles on motivation and that they will be of benefit to you as you reach out to your dreams.
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