The Success Chain: Inspiration, Motivation, Transformation


November 4, 2010...

Every once in awhile, we'll have a moment when "inspiration" greets us. We meet a person, see something, read something, or have an idea that inspires us to want something different for our lives. That moment of inspiration fills us with an instant feeling of "Yes...I can, too!"

But "inspiration" can be short lived.

Without immediate action on our part, inspiration slips away. The person or idea fades from our mind and things return to the norm.

But when inspiration is fed with action, "motivation" kicks in. We begin to take action on our inspiration, and our purpose and passion fire is lit. We are motivated to do more and to be more. Internal change starts to smile at us.

But "motivation" can have a short life, too.

Without a constant feeding of inspiration, motivation starts to die. We soon realize how hard our objective might be, and then we decide "It's not worth it!" Deep down, though, we know that's a lie. It is worth it.

When motivation, however, is combined with accountability, "transformation" starts to take over. When we establish those day-to-day success anchors and accountability measures to keep us inspired and motivated, we begin to transform. Our attitude changes; Our passion increases; Our purpose becomes bigger...and our lives begin to take on a whole new look and feel.

By Shawn Anderson

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