Hope and Motivation

Doubt is a killer of hope, a destroyer of motivation. Don’t allow it to affect your thoughts or influence your judgment. What matters most is what you think. Motivation is crucial in setting and attaining goals.
So whether it’s changing career, getting a new job, giving up cigarettes, getting fit and healthy, searching for a new path in life, breaking free or finding yourself, you can make a decision to change and surround yourself with enough “reasons” to follow through. Motivation is the start of the journey to success.

Motivate yourself – If you don’t like something, change it.  If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. It will be a constant battle between giving into the ease of distraction or overcoming the pain of discipline. Winston Churchill reminds us, “Success is moving from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”  Negative thinking creates negative results.  Positive thinking creates positive results, period.  Remember whether you think you can or think you can’t you’re probably right. Motivate yourself to make a change

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”-Oprah Winfrey

Imagine going through life and never making any mistakes. What would be the point? Motivation will get you started on your goals. Your positive outlook will keep you on track. There is tremendous value in embracing your errors and applying lessons learned. Experience truly is your best teacher.

What’s the worst thing that can happen when you take that chance? It doesn’t work out or someone says no? So what? As long as you are not endangering your health, the best thing that could happen is that you become wildly successful.

Take more chances. But don’t calculate a failure in advance in the guise of “defending” yourself against disappointment. When you play it overly safe, you miss a world of opportunities that were available to you, you drain your motivation. Open your eyes to the possibilities, live with hope and motivation, plan with purpose.


A person who makes no mistakes is unlikely to make anything at all. It’s better to have a life full of small failures that you learned from, rather than a lifetime filled with the regrets of never trying. Your mistakes and failures should be your motivation, not your excuse. Mistakes teach you important lessons. Every time you make one, you’re one step closer to your goal.

Also remember, “Hope” is not an idle wish where you give your power over to chance. Hope is a motivator, gives the ability to conceptualise goals, to find pathways to these goals despite obstacles and to have the motivation to use those pathways. True happiness comes from within. Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.

“The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire, not things we fear.”
Brian Tracy

“The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.”
Zig Ziglar

If you got just one chance, what would you do with it? Are you living your dreams or living your fears? Commit to your goals. Motivation without commitment is at best weak.

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