Are you someone who likes to be inspired or motivated? Are you human? Well for me I find myself returning to motivational speech’s and quotes all the time to give me a little edge. If you are like me you probably like reading or watching motivation quotes, stories and speech’s. I use them daily for not only my business, but for my own fitness journey too.
Motivation For Business
There is most likely going to be ups and downs in your business but it’s those who remain focused and stay the course are more likely achieve their goals. In my own Beachbody Coach Business there has been ups and downs. In the beginning things were slow and I trust that it is that way for most people. The difference is finding that inner strength to keep going on the right path and sometimes even finding some motivation either in yourself or from others. I kept that never say die attitude and continue to feel the same today after 3 years in the Beachbody Business. But I need help from time to time and being inspired or motivated is the ticket to staying the course.
Motivation For Fitness
Just like my business, my fitness levels have been up and down. I have been in the best shape of my life thanks to Beachbody programs like P90X, Insanity and Shakeology. But every now and then I fall off the wagon due to lack of motivation. Finding the motivation to kick the tires and get back to work is hard to find if you know where to look. A lot of time just the Beachbody Infomercial will do the trick and make me want to get off the couch and push play right then and there. Sometimes it takes a little more which is when I will return to my favorite motivational video’s and watch them over and over.
Some Motivational Tips
So how do we stay motivated? Here are some straight forward tips you can follow.
- Find Motivated People – Surrounding yourself with other who are motivated will in turn help keep you focused and motivated.
- Avoid Negative People – You are less likely to stay motivated being around a negative person. Even on Facebook you will find negative people and I delete anybody who inadvertently brings me down.
- Have Goals – Have realistic short-term goals and you will see progress much more often.
- Don’t Be Perfect – Simply,don’t set unrealistic goals for yourself. Remind yourself of what have accomplished instead of focusing on what you need to accomplish.
Where To Look For Motivation
Motivational speakers, actors, celebrities and even athletes look for motivation and some of them even offer words of wisdom from time to time. Do you actually listen to what they are saying? I mean really listen and take it in. I really feel like these motivational moments can help define yourself and even your life. Because once you find that motivation you can become unstoppable.
Now I know there are literally thousands of motivational speech’s and quotes out there today. And some quotes have been used over and over again. That doesn’t matter if it speaks to you. There are 3 that have really spoken to me and I wanted to share them. These are from 3 successful people and I really believe in what they are saying and I will find myself going back to these periodically every week and sometimes daily.
My Favorite 3 Video’s and Quotes
#3 Of My Favorite Quotes
“Pissed Off For Greatness” – Ray Lewis
If you follow football in the very least you probably have heard of Ray Lewis from the Baltimore Ravens. He is a very passionate player and you will often see his pre-game pow wow’s with his team mates huddled around him. Recently he stopped by the Stanford Basketball team to give some words of wisdom. What stuck with me from his speak was the sentence “Effort is between you and you.” and “If you ain’t pissed off for greatness that means you’re of with being mediocre.” BAM! Right in the gut. He start’s with saying if tomorrow wasn’t promised what you do today. You’re own effort can define you, if you quit it’s on you and you alone. Because nobody can judge your effort but you! I guess this can be on a bunch of different levels but for me every time I hear of someone’s success whether it’s in business or sports or fitness it pisses me off that I’m not at the same level and that motivates me to do more and work harder towards my goals. So my question to you is…Are you pissed off for greatness???
#2 Of My Favorite Quotes
“If you know what your worth, go out and get what your worth” – Rock Balboa
I just love the entire Rocky series. It has the underdog story of triumph and success and how it’s relatable on so many levels. And I’m not speaking only about boxing of course. This scene is from the last installment in the Rock series and this is one of my favorites motivational Rocky quotes. It rings so true in life that when life starts to get hard we tend to look for excuses. “The world is a mean and nasty place but it ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward…THAT’S HOW WINING IS DONE!” In life you will get knocked down, are you the kind of person that gets back up or stays down. For me personally, I get back up and push through, you know why? Because I’m a WINNER, are you?
#1 Of My Favorite Quotes
“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful” – Eric Thomas
This brings me to my favorite motivational speech and it’s not from a famous celebrity or athlete. His name is Eric Thomas and you may have heard of him by now as his following is growing rapidly. This man is insanely passionate and if you’re not motivated by any of his speech’s then you may not have a pulse. His speech on success is completely incredible and I’ll find myself returning to this video more than any other one. The same speech can be found on youtube in many different styles but the one I posted of this speech the background audio to a guy training. This video inspired me a bit more do to that fact that as a Beachbody Coach I am in the fitness business and combining success for your business and fitness can go hand in hand. Nothing more to say about…just watch it…AND LISTEN!
Are You Ready To Be Successful?
So, are you ready to be successful? Are you willing to do what it takes to drive through and get it done. Remember your effort is between you and you. You need to put every ounce of effort into what you want to accomplish. Life will knock you down but are you gonna take the hit and stay down or you going to get back up and keep going. Everyday we may run into adversity but it doesn’t matter because we have the tools and the mindset to push ourselves, whether in business or in fitness. So I leave you with this….When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.
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