What motivates people? Is it money? If so, in what circumstances does money motivate improved performance?
Would you willingly ingest poison? Probably not.
Yet maybe we drink poison more often than we think we do.
I was hunting for a spot in the parking lot. Suddenly a car appeared from a lane to make a left turn across my path. The driver was looking the other way. I braked and gently tapped my horn to warn her. She stopped and looked at me in surprise. Even though I had the right of way I couldn’t proceed because her car was blocking my path so I waved her through. I shook my head in displeasure.
To my surprise and annoyance she stuck her left arm out of her car and gave me the finger as she completed her turn.
I felt angry and abused.
However, I was about to meet with a prospective client so I deleted the poison of this incident from my mind.
There was no win in holding on to this poison.
A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he’ll never crow. I have seen the light and I’m crowing.
Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.
At home I am a nice guy: but I don’t want the world to know. Humble people, I’ve found, don’t get very far.
Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
Frazier is so ugly that he should donate his face to the US Bureau of Wild Life.
Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
I am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots. I’m in a world of my own.
I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
I figure I’ll be champ for about ten years and then I’ll let my brother take over – like the Kennedys down in Washington.
I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”
I know I got it made while the masses of black people are catchin’ hell, but as long as they ain’t free, I ain’t free.
I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.
I never thought of losing, but now that it’ s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That’s my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.
I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.
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Posted by George Torok
The last few days were hot, hazy and humid. The next few days look like the same.
I don’t want to go outside on these days. I even feel lazy while inside. I went for a run early this morning and didn’t accomplish much the rest of the day.
If you feel that way – don’t beat yourself up. We are sensitive to the influences around us.
The good news is that all of it is temporary. Hot changes to cold and cold to hot.
Allow yourself to experience down moments, hours or days. And be prepared to spring back. The secret is to spring back.
I believe that we all battle with diminshed confidence from time to time. I know that I do.
These thoughts are for me as much as you.
Success does not preceed confidence. Self confidence is the seed of success.
Nothing that you buy or own can give you confidence. You grant yourself permission to be confident.
You have all the confidence that you need inside of you. You must give yourself permission to let it out.
To look & feel more confident, focus on your strengths. Your strengths define you more than your weaknessess.
Look confident and others believe you to be more successful.
To feel more confident – smile more.
Confidence means taking responsibilty for what you can do and accepting the randomness of what you don’t control.
Confidence is the ability to look good when you don’t feel good.
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Posted by George Torok
It might be cliche but here is an entertaining motivational movie clip. The theme is highschool football and the message can relate to anyone who has ever given up too soon. (That includes me.)
What is the secret for success?
That is a a question that I have asked often. Of myself, of the hundreds of guests that I have interviewed on my weekly radio show, Business in Motion and of the universe.
This is what I have learned about the secret to success.
Success comes from doing little things, consistently well, over time.
There are three important parts to that formula:
It’s the little things that make or break you. It’s not about the lucky break or the big idea.
You don’t need to be perfect or give 100%. And let’s be realistic, 110% is mathematically imposssible. You only need to be consistently well – as compared to the competition.
This is likely the part that defeats most people. It’s not about having a good day. It’s about doing it every day for a long time. How long? Until you get where you want to be. Many overnight successes took many years.
Want to be successful?
Do little things, consistently well, over time.