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Simon Caira

Personal Coach, Peak Performance Techniques

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How do you do that? I'm curious to know how you get motivated to reach your goals and get results.

What works for you when you need motivation?

JK Rowling eloquently speaks of failures enabling her discovery of what she was truly meant to be.

Neil Pasricha speaks warmly of his personal forward movement in life being attributed to The 3 A's of Awesome: Attutude Awareness Authenticity.

Elizabeth Gilbert speaks beautifully of having the sheer human love and stubbornness to just keep showing up.

Dan Pink expertly informs us that the carrot and stick have no place in business 2012 and although Dan has an excellent point regarding creativity being dampened by rewards and consequences in the workplace, the ways of harnessing personal motivation is still to this day comparable to the world of the good old donkey.

So I wonder; How do you do that?

If you'd care to read http://simoncaira.blogspot.co.uk/#!/2012/04/motivation.html

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    Apr 19 2012: Hello Simon -

    Birth , Death and Decay is - the absolute truth which no one can avoid . But , after birth we should not just grow up and die. There has to be a purpose in life . We all dream of doing something in life , achieving something - wealth , reputation , recognition , rewards etc . And for this we need motivation , training , practise !

    " IT IS NOT IN THE STARS TO HOLD OUR DESTINY BUT IN OURSELVES " and " Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes of your goals " - tell your students about these things . Train them , make them run after their goals ....

    For this you will have to share Success stories [ and videos ] with them . Let your students know about great people - their frustations , struggles etc and their determination to move ahead . History is the best teacher !

    Regards,

    Ayan

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