Motivation – Life Lessons From a 3 Year Secret Service Veteran

Do you need to get motivated? Know someone who really needs a boost in motivation?

Here's a list of 6 monumental life lessons I learned that can help you stay motivated in your life:

1. It's Never Too Late to Reload

In life, there are very few choices you make turn out to be permanent. At certain times, it may feel like the world is coming down on you, and that you are doomed forever because you made the wrong decision. However, I can assure you that it's never too late to "reload." Just remember, the key is you need to reload: opposed to sitting back and allowing the world to beat you.

For example, if your current business model has lost demand and you can no longer create the once-high demand situation you were fortunate to have; RELOAD! Take a step back, rethink your business model, make the necessary tweaks, and get back into the game- stronger and more determined than ever.

The easiest thing to do is quit. You're a winner, go and prove it!

2. Bullet-proof your mindset

Do you use the word "can't"? If so, try to prevent yourself from using it. Instantly, you will notice a stronger you.

Henry Ford once made a famous statement: Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right. This statement is very true in every sense of the word. Start today by having confidence in your actions and the way you speak, and notice an immediate impact on your self-esteem, the attitude you have each day, and the overall results you achieve in your life.

I cut the word "can't" out of my dictionary. Every time someone uses it around the office, I hand them the dictionary and tell them to locate "can't" in the dictionary! It's impacting.

3. Your shoes define you. PERIOD

Call it my opinion, but try this simple game:

Next time you are around a group of people, take notice of the ones wearing newly polished, bright-shining shoes. I don't mean bright yellow; rather, bright as in seeing a reflection when you look at them. Once you notice a persons' shoes, go ahead and look at the rest of their body. Chances are they look fit, talk confidently, stand tall, and have a very high level of self-esteem.

You can tell a whole lot from a person whose shoes are not shined. Again, chances are their car is messy, their desk is messy, and their credit score is messy.

Again, this does not apply to everyone as I'm sure there are exceptions out there.

4. If you don't take care of YOU, why will you take care of ME?

If you don't care what you eat and drink, and don't care if you exercise, then let me ask you this:

Why in the world would you care about me, or my business, or have my best interests in mind?

On the other hand, if you care about the way you look every single day and manage your time effectively so you have time to exercise, then I'm convinced you will be considerate about me and my best interests.

Again, don't be insulted. Rather, start eating properly and exercising today! Need motivation to start today? Know there are people out there who may not do business with you because your appearance has scared them away.

I wanted to share this viewpoint with you because a lot of entrepreneurs I speak with have brought this point to light.

5. Think weak, act strong

This is one of my personal favorites. Each time you meet a new person, try to soak up as much great information from them as possible. Be a sponge.

It's easy to talk about yourself and how great you are, and how great your kids are, but literally try to learn about the other person first. Notice how engaging the conversation becomes when each of you truly care about learning about each other; and not just talking about I, I, and I. This strategy will bring you the world of results very quickly. It's going to be difficult for you to break the I barrier, but promise you will be much happier when you do.

Bragging about oneself is merely a sign of weakness. Any good businessperson or seasoned social bug knows this. Besides, don't you want to learn as much as you can from the people around you?

6. Code of honor: It's all you have and all you are

Do you have a code of honor you follow every day? Or, does your code only get followed when it means looking good in front of others? Do you follow your code even when it means you can make a few extra dollars by steering away slightly from your core beliefs? For example, do you report accurately on your taxes or take small shortcut?

Where is your code written? If you haven't written a code of honor and posted it somewhere, chances are you will deviate from it when opportunity knocks.

Remember, we are all human and fall victim to weaknesses that surround us all the time. However, if you face weakness with a game plan, it's much easier to overcome.


Source by Jeff Hopeck

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