Reflection is a thought, idea, or opinion formed or a remark made as a result of meditation. A quote by Thich Nhat Hanh stresses the importance of reflection. “If we are too busy, if we are carried away every day by our projects, our uncertainty, our craving, how can we have the time to stop and look deeply into the situation-our own situation, the situation of our beloved one, the situation of our family and of our community, and the situation of our nation and of the other nations?”
As we struggled to survive and prosper in 2018, Jay Harold believed in you throughout the year. Jay Harold is about you, your family, and your community. You help us put the unity in your community. Jay Harold provides relevant and practical knowledge for your life, your health, and your wealth. To this end, self-reflection was in order for Jay Harold to provide better tools to you.
What did Jay Harold Do For You in 2018?
- Jay Harold completed the American Pharmacist Association’s “Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care” certificate training program. To provide better insights into this terrible disease that kills thousands of people yearly.
- Worked with four Neighborhood Community Centers in Fort Worth, Texas to improve awareness of healthcare issues affecting their residents.
- Jay Harold achieved certification by the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (“NCTRCA”) as a Minority Business Enterprise (“MBE”) business owner. I’m not associated with any drug company or retail pharmacy.
- Maintained membership in the American Pharmacist Association to keep up with the latest information in the industry.
- Provided information from trusted sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institue of Health so that you can make informed decisions.
What are You doing for Yourself in 2019?
“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.” This is another quote by Christopher McDougall.
“You don’t stop running because you get old, you get old because you stop running.”
Stunning Motivation1 has provided six answers to the question of what motivates people. The reasons are listed below:
What motivates people in life as of now?
However, let’s just look at things in the big picture what motivates people in life as of now…
1. Money and Rewards
Do I need to say more? As I have explained above, most people thought that what they want in life are monies and the next shiny objects, but what they never realized is that the physical things that they want are just the means to an end.
What they truly after is the feeling of owning the items.
Thus, if you are chasing for money and the rewards, think twice. What do you truly want? Is it the money? Or is it the feeling?
When you understand what you truly after, you will value the journey more. You will appreciate the progress and process more because those are what truly counts, not the end result.
This is why people said that success is a journey, not a destination.
It is your hard work and the effort that you poured in that make you who you are today. It is the journey that shapes you into the person you want to be, not the physical items.
Money is just the reward you get when you win the game, but what makes you win the game is the progress.
So focus on the progress and not the end result. What you have gone through is more important than what you have achieved in the end.
2. The desire to be The Best
Some people just cannot accept to be number two in their lives. They fight hard and they work hard because they hate to lose.
People such as Donald Trump and Usain Bold are good examples. They just hate losing.
Why do you think Muhammad Ali works so hard? This is because he desires to be the champion.
“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” – Muhammad Ali
And because their desire to be the best is so strong that they are willing to go all out and give all their best to achieve the number one status.
They sacrifice their time and work hard every single day to become the best. Are you willing to do that?
Are you willing to sacrifice your weekend or your nighttime to work on your dreams? Are you willing to wake up at 5am each morning so that you can have a head-start than others?
3. Helping the Others
Some people are motivated by helping others. They want to see changes in people’s lives, and they want to fight for a better future for the world.
These are philanthropists, and they are willing to give up a huge portion of their wealth to make the world a better place.
In 2010, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett announced the Giving Pledge campaign to recruit and inspire wealthy people of the world to give a majority of their wealth to philanthropy.
When they first launched the campaign, there are as much as 40 people joined the campaign and have pledged $125 billion for charity purposes. As of March 2016, the campaign has recruited 142 members.
These are the people who are motivated and driven to help others and to make the world a better place. They are inspired to change other people’s lives.
While not everyone is driven to help others, but if you are, it is good.
You just need to understand what motivates you in life so that you can channel your energy through the right platform and achieve greater success in life.
4. Power and Fame
There is another group of people who are motivated by power and fame. Politicians are a great example here.
These are the people who inspired to become the leader, and they are driven to achieve greater power and fame in life.
They want to lead and bring their company, their people and their nation to a greater height.
What about you? Do you chase for power and fame? Do you start your business to achieve what you want or because you feel good in leading your team?
You have to know what you truly desire deep within yourself.
Recognition is another factor that makes certain people motivated. They want to prove that either they are right or someone is wrong.
They want the recognition from themselves or others. Do you know how Lee Iacocca achieved his recognition through reviving Chrysler in the 80s?
It is said that Ford Motors fired Lee and he felt so angry that he wanted to build a company to rival Ford. As a result, he joined Chrysler, which was in trouble at that time.
Lee then leads Chrysler to become a great automobile company again. Although Chrysler went bankrupt in 2009, it has truly shown that Lee Iacocca’s drive for recognition and to prove himself was a strong force to achieving success in life.
There was another similar story about Thomas Watson, who used to work for a company called NCR. Tom Watson was fired there and he wanted to prove his ex-company was wrong.
After that, Tom Watson joined a smaller company called CTR and grew it to become what was known as IBM today. He has led IBM for 40 years and has turned it into one of the leading technology companies.
So are you desire to be recognized? Do you want to prove yourself or prove that someone is wrong?
6. The Passion
The final factor that motivates most people in lives is passion. Why do you think all the successful people do what they do? Why do you think they are willing to wake up early and work harder than ordinary people? The answer is that they are passionate about what they do.
Think about it, there are times when you feel so motivated for something that you are willing to sacrifice your leisure time for it.
Maybe it is your favorite sport? Maybe it is when you got the chance to travel somewhere you love?
Whatever the reason, I believe that you understand the power of passion. When you are so passionate about something, you will think about it all the time. You will be willing to wake up early and sacrifice your sleep for it.
This is why passion is important because it can drive you each day to achieve what you want in life.
Sadly, most people never develop their passion in their work. They work like a zombie without feeling any passion. They make sure they are not the first one to reach the office and not the last one to leave.
No wonder most people are just plain ordinary. You are reading this because you want to be extraordinary and you want to accomplish great things in your life.
How To Channel Your Motivation For Success
So now you understand what motivates people to achieve what they want in life. You know why people do what they do and how you can make use of the power of pain and pleasure to drive yourself.
What you can do right now is to identify what drives you. From the six factors above, which one do you think can drive you the most?
Sometimes you may be driven by a few factors together, but there will be a dominant one. So find out the one that motivates you the most.
And when you know what motivates you in life, all you need to do is to enhance the factor and create an intention for it.
For example, if you are motivated because you want to prove yourself right, write it down and review it daily.
You want to create a reminder for yourself so that you will be reminded by what motivates you.
Steve Jobs used to have a portrait of Albert Einstein in his house. He wanted to remind himself of his vision and to use technology and design to change the world. Thus, whenever he saw the portrait and recalled his vision, he directs himself to the right path.
You can do the same by creating the intention of what motivates you.
What motivates you in life is something you need to discover if you want to achieve remarkable success.
This is why Zig Ziglar said that motivation is like bathing, you have to do it every day. Without motivation, you will never have the drive to take action. And without action, you can never reach your goals and live your dreams.
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