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In today’s 24/7 connected, digital world, we see people who seem to accomplish their achievements quickly. Everyone, it seems, is on social media, showing off what they have and how they got it. But, have you ever wondered how they really accomplished what they set out to do? Do you wonder if they put in any effort to achieve their success, or was it pure luck that they were able to accomplish their goals so quickly?
While a majority of us know what we want to do in the beginning and have a clear picture of how we see ourselves as successful in the end, but many of us are lost when it comes to what happens in the middle. We wonder what it takes to actually make it to the end and accomplish everything that we’ve set out to do in our life.
If you feel a little lost about what happens between the beginning and the end, don’t worry, you’re not alone. It seems that no one really knows the exact steps to follow in order to make success happen. Don’t worry, by the end of this book, you’re going to learn about what happens in the middle and learn what you need to do to follow through to the end, where you finally find success. Every goal, no matter what it is, has a beginning, middle, and end. The beginning is simply the point in time where you decide what you want to do, essentially, your goal. The middle is where you have to put the work in to reach your goals. This is where most people lose their traction and stray from the path, because they may not know how to continue on, or they may not want to put in the work that it takes to accomplish their goals and achieve success. The end is where you have achieved your goals and met success.
Everyone has a different idea of what success looks like for them. For some, success is passing a difficult class, for others it could be putting the finishing touches on an old car they’ve been rebuilding for the last year, while others view success as finally landing their dream job. The following strategies will show you how to work the middle, so you can become a success at anything.
Learn the steps that will put you on the road to success. Time is of the essence, so you will want to begin as soon as possible if you want to reach your end results and achieve your goals. With these simple strategies, you’ll find that you can achieve more in six months than you have in the past several years of your life.
Chapter 1 – What is Inner Drive?
Inner drive is often referred to as motivation, which is defined as “internal and external factors that stimulate desire and energy in people to be continually interested and committed to a role, job, or subject, or to make an effort to attain a goal.” In essence, inner drive is the force that pushes you to continue to work toward accomplishing your goals and obtaining the life you desire.
Unfortunately, not everyone possesses an inner drive or has the motivation to accomplish their goals. While some people find it easy to be motivates, others aren’t so lucky and find it challenging. Despite the importance of motivation in life, many people don’t possess the quality for a variety of reasons. Others may only suffer from the occasional loss of motivation. If you’re one of those people who don’t think they possess inner drive, here are some reason you may be lacking.
It maybe that you don’t realize that you lack motivation in your life. You may have the erroneous notion that all is well in your life. You may feel that whatever you can’t achieve in life is simply unachievable and leave the rest up to luck. Unfortunately, if you are ignorant about your lack of motivation, then you will find it extremely hard to achieve your goals and find success.
Another powerful force that can lead to a lack of inner drive is depression. If you are depressed, you naturally lose interest in your environment and other things. This can degenerate into a lack of motivation. According to experts, one of the most common symptoms of depression is anhedonia. This is merely a lack of interest in any activity, especially activities that were once enjoyable. The impact this can have on your lack of motivation can lead to failure in reaching your goals.
Something else that may be affecting your inner drive is procrastination. The need to continually shift your daily tasks until another time is both a negative and destructive trait that should be addressed immediately. Pushing your tasks off until later will only give you a backlog of tasks that you will find difficult to find the motivation to start. Procrastination can take away your motivation and replace it with excuses for not reaching your goals.
Having faith in yourself is a great way to stay motivated in life. When you lack faith in yourself, you will find it impossible to find success. Low self-confidence will stop you from daring to be different and make you wrongly believe that you don’t have what it takes to be successful. Unfortunately, you may believe these negative things about yourself and find it challenging to push yourself forward in your quest for success.
Lack of Courage
To keep moving forward and pushing ahead you need courage in all aspects of your life. When the path to success becomes blocked with difficulties and troubles, some people just give up, because it is the easiest thing for them to do. Lack of courage will eventually lead to the absence of the desire to move forward and to work in alignment with your goals. If you give up when others are lacing their boos, you will end up lacking the inner drive to see your dreams through.
Chapter 2 – Finding Your Focus
Have you ever started something, only to find out later that you didn’t complete it? There are many factors that could contribute to your incomplete tasks and goals, one being focus. Focus plays a vital role on your path to success. With all the distractions that we have to content with these days, especially in the digital age, there is one thing that will make or break your path to achieving your goals: focus. Focus is being able to complete your tasks without being distracted by what’s going on around you. If you have strong focus, you’ll be able to get more done. While you can focus on anything, you really want to concentrate more on the completion of your goals. Your focus will become the foundation of everything you will be doing to accomplish your goals and achieve success.
To Focus is to Concentrate
It can be challenging to concentrate on anything when you are constantly bombarded with various notifications, dings, and pings. These are just some of the common disturbances that you can face, because everyone has a cell phone that chirps and chimes. Unfortunately we’ve been trained to look at our phones every time we hear these chirps and dings to see what’s happening because we have what is known as “fear of missing out.”