When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudice, and motivated by pride and vanity. (Dale Carnegie)
Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated. (Lou Holtz)
Motive / Motivation / Motivated – Something that causes a person to act in a certain way, do a certain thing, etc.; incentive. The goal or object of a person’s actions. Prompting to action. Something that motivates; inducement; incentive.
What Is The First Quote Suggesting?
To me, it suggests that people are people. They are complex creatures and there are many different things that make them tick. People are NOT machines. They do not work simply off logic, such as Mr. Spock in Star Trek. Instead, they are creatures of emotion. They get happy; they get sad. They have good sides; they have bad sides.
That’s what people are all about.
And guess what? If we can understand what people are all about, then we can understand what motivates them.
It’s not pure logic, it’s emotions. Make them happy as opposed to making them sad. Make them see the good side of things as opposed to the bad. That’s what is going to motivate people.
THAT IS WHAT MOTIVATES YOU AND MOTIVATION IS REQUIRED IF YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE LASTING WEIGHT LOSS!
What Is The Second Quote Suggesting?
The second quote is even more basic than the first. It basically says that if you want to be in an environment that rewards motivation, you must simply get rid of all people around you who are NOT motivated.
This is a very interesting quote, as it came from one of the most highly successful American football coaches in history.
Apparently, the way he produced motivated teams was to simply get rid of unmotivated people.
Are You Motivated Or Not?
As we said earlier, motivation is a KEY requirement if you’re going to achieve LASTING weight loss.
You have to want to lose weight and you have to be motivated to do what it takes, for as long as it takes if your weight loss is going to be LASTING.
If you are motivated, wonderful. If you’re not, then I’m suggesting that something needs to change.
NOW, RIGHT NOW, I want you to realize that you are in charge of your own company. The name of that company is YOU, INC..
You are the president and CEO of this company. You are responsible for the hiring and firing of all employees within the company.
Here is your very first question:
Would you hire yourself?
That’s a question that’s simple to answer, according to Lou Holtz, the American football coach who wrote the second quote.
The second question is:
Are you motivated?
If the answer is yes, then you’re hired. If the answer is no, then you’re not.
So I ask you, are you hired, or are you NOT hired?
Motivation Is The Key To Everything
The reason why motivation is so important is that life can be grueling. It requires so much energy just to get even the smallest things done. So, if we are motivated, it makes it a million times easier for us to put forth the effort. So I ask you, are you motivated or not? If you are, wonderful. If you’re not, you have two choices. Fire yourself (which is probably not a good choice), or get motivated.
Whichever way you want to go, it’s totally up to you.
Until next time, may you find your path by walking it . . .
About The Author
Stanley F. Bronstein
Attorney, CPA and Author
President and Member Board of Directors
As his 50th birthday grew nearer, Stanley decided enough was enough. He was tired of living a life of obesity.
Since February 2009, Stanley has dropped from a weight of 320 pounds to the mid-190s. He has gone from a life of inactivity to walking a half-marathon daily and full marathons on many weekends.
His latest book in what he calls his “iWarriorWalk Pathfinder Series” is designed to help people ask (and answer) key questions about themselves. Stanley believes that the only way We The People of the United States are going to solve our problems (especially the growing problem of obesity) is by asking the right questions and by coming up with appropriate answers.
Through Foundation EON, he hopes to help you (and America) do just that.
For more information on Stanley, visit SuperChangeYourLife.com