Have your heard of The Platinum Rule? More valuable than The Golden Rule, it reminds you that to motivate someone, give them what they want. This is a good lesson in Life, in Relationships, and in Work and Business.
I love this modern update to an old proverb: "Worry is a brisk ride on a rocking horse; you burn a lot of energy, but you don't get anywhere." It is an amusing proverb that creates an accurate metaphor, but it does not offer us an answer on how to deal with worry. Here is a simple solution on countering worry.
The best thing about Think and Grow Rich is that it takes the mysticism out of the Law of Attraction. So, for those of you who find wishing on a star a bit difficult to swallow as a method for acquiring wealth, here is the real secret.
In the end, only Sarah skated without falling down, and she won the gold medal. Sarah won, because she didn't believe there was a chance for her to win. She went out on the ice to have fun. That is where you are today.
In business, Momentum is the point at which success begins to come easily. Business veterans jokingly refer to it as having "paid my dues." In short, Momentum is an accumulation of acquired knowledge, skill, experience and connections. And, those who understand it... also know it can be fragile and easily lost.
Revenge is a powerful motivator. The trick is curbing that response, and using that powerful motivation in a positive way for ourselves. I like the way psychologist and author Vijai P. Sharma puts it: "It is better to let the other person get away with it, so that you can get away from it."
He was 18 inches long and weighed 8 pounds. That bass wasn't the only one to get hooked that day; I was too -- I couldn't wait to go fishing again! For the first time in my life, I had experienced fishing success. Success in anything is very motivating. It builds confidence and encourages you to keep pursuing that particular endeavor.
Recognition doesn't have to be tangible to be effective. A clap on the back, a verbal "Good Job!" in front of peers and co-workers, or a blurb in the company newsletter works, too. Even so, nothing works quite as long or as powerfully as something hard and shiny with a name engraved on it.