The Link to Motivation

By , 2007

Is there a link between motivation and success?

Wisdom from Mario Andretti
Mario Andretti, a successful Italian American racing driver, said, "Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal -- a commitment to excellence -- that will enable you to attain the success you seek."

So, if you have desire do you then have motivation? Mr Andretti points out it is more than just desire, you also need determination and commitment to your goal to achieve success.

You Will Find A Way If You Have This
If you have the desire, determination, and commitment, you'll find a way to achieve your goal. Your commitment will determine your chances of success. It allows you to see the finish line because you believe that you will reach it.

But . . .
But, if your commitment is feeble, or your determination is unsteady, your chances for accomplishment are slim. You may find yourself using the excuse that it is impossible.

"Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, Francois La Rochefoucauld

With a powerful desire, with a strong determination, and with a commitment to yourself, you can find ways to achieve your goals, and overcome challenges. If you have one without the other, than your chances for success are diminished.

Ask Yourself
When determining your goal and your motivation, ask yourself:
- Do you have a burning desire? Is this something you can't wait to do? You will want to do this in all your spare time you have, and you will enjoy doing it?
- Are you determined to succeed? Do you believe that you can do it?
- Are you ready to make a commitment? Will you not let other daily interuptions distract you?

If your answers to the above are all yes, then you are half-way to success. And, you do have all the links to motivation!

"You are what you think. You are what you go for. You are what you do!"
Bob Richards

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