Posted on 11th Jul 2012 at 2:39 PM from Manchester Listening to Rolling Stones :: Get Off My Cloud
In life and in business motivation and drive are important. But when working alone they are essential. Like everybody there are times when my drive and my motivation drop far below the levels that I would like. At these times it is essential to have procedures in place to carry me through, and my daily routine is a major part of this.
But far more powerful than anything I can create is simply being in the presence of other people that are positive, energetic and motivated.
Last night was total proof of this principle. Having been somewhat lethargic and apathetic I made a real effort to go to a Utility Warehouse Career Opportunity Presentation. These are free meetings outlining the business opportunity to anyone who is interested but they are also attended by plenty of positive individuals. Just listening to these kind of people restores my motivation, builds my self-confidence and makes me want to reach for my goals.
It really is true that we all become like the five or six people that we spend most of our time around. We tell our children not to hang around with the wrong types but how often do we apply this sound advice to our own lives? Just by being in the presence of optimistic, motivated, energetic and positive people last night I have started today feeling very different about myself than I did yesterday.
Taking a few moments to think about who we already spend time with, and who we can spend more time with is probably a very valuable thing to do......certainly something I am going to do a little more often.