Are You Motivated or Inspired?
by Michael Angier
At Claim Your Power Now! in Atlanta, it was
evident that the attendees came away better educated, more motivated and
inspired. For me, it was a great experience—especially since I achieved my dream
of being on the same program as my mentor, Jim Rohn.
I watched with interest as people got excited, bought tapes, CDs, books and
coaching programs from the many excellent
speakers who presented.
But unfortunately, many of those fine products will be taken home, put on a
shelf and never used. And in many of those cases
where the programs ARE actually used, little or no action will be taken.
How do I know this? I know because I’ve seen it time and time again.
People get wound up. They get motivated and make quick decisions in the heat of
the excitement. But motivation doesn’t
last very long. Motivation tends to be kind of an exterior thing.
Inspiration, on the other hand, is more INTERNAL—it has more staying power. It
needs stimulation from time to time, but it’s
something we draw forth from WITHIN rather than pasted on the outside.
SuccessNet’s mission is “to inform, inspire and empower people to be their
best—personally and professionally”. Everything we do
is with this mission in mind.
Sometimes we share new ideas and sometimes we remind you of things you already
know. We do our best to keep the fire of
inspiration burning by keeping what you know and what you care about in the
forefront of your mind.
I don’t try to motivate you as much as I strive to inspire you and help you draw
forth your own inspiration—inspiration that
leads to action.
Most of you have been to a motivational seminar. They serve a very important
purpose. But one of these events every once in
awhile isn’t enough. We need ongoing support to keep us focused and taking
consistent action toward our dreams and goals.
In the words of Ross Perot, “Talk’s cheap. Words are plentiful. Deeds are
What specific action will you take today that will move you closer to your
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