Monday Motivation: Today or Tomorrow?
I observe and constantly look at what makes certain people successful compared to others. We all know that high achievers do things that others do not. Every person knows what it takes, but the Steve Jobs of the world follow through. They prioritize what it takes to be their best. They overcome that voice in their head that tells them to put off the work. They ignore the voice telling them that someone else will take care of it. The “doers” know they can be the ones to lead a project, start a business, or change the world. They don’t wait for someone else.
A big reason the average person doesn’t reach his or her full potential is hesitation and delay. They put off their good ideas and tell themselves that it will happen later. The problem is later doesn’t always come. Hesitation increases fear. The longer you wait to act, the more you will be afraid and the less likely you will follow through.
When I feel lazy or unmotivated, I ask myself one question: “What can I do today that will make tomorrow easier?” For me, that can range from finishing school assignments to meeting with financial advisors to look for internship opportunities.
This is different for everyone.
Are you going to finish that assignment?
Are you going to ask that girl or guy out?
Are you going to sleep or rest to let your body recover?
Are you going to address that conflict with your friend?
Are you going to work out?
The best ignore the noise and take action. Why can’t you be one of the best?
This week, ask yourself: “What can I do today that will make tomorrow easier?”