One question that I seem to be getting more of these days is around motivation. Not only are people asking how to get motivated, but they are also asking how they can stay motivated.
People often say that motivation doesn’t really last. Well, neither does bathing, that’s why we recommend it daily. – Zig Ziglar
Ziglar certainly knew a lot about how to motivate us and more importantly how to keep us motivated. And he would also be the first one to remind us that motivation is temporary unless it is coupled with action. It is one thing to be motivated about setting a goal or getting inspired by the thought of a new project, and it is something completely different in taking the actions necessary to achieve our goals or complete our projects.
Sometimes we can use a motivated mindset as the spark that leads us to take the actions necessary for our productivity or success.
For some of us, this is how we are wired. When we are feeling good and life is better than good, finding sources of motivation is easy, our creativity is inspired, we are filled with hope, and we end up crushing our tasks and to-do lists. When we are feeling motivated, we may exercise a little longer and push a little harder.
When we are feeling motivated, we may make better choices in what we do, what we eat, and how we treat our bodies.
But what happens when we aren’t feeling so good, or when life isn’t going quite the way we want it to be going? What happens when we really don’t feel like exercising, going to work, or staying on our eating plan?
“You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness,” — Zig Ziglar.
Imagine waking up every day, reminding ourselves of Zig’s quote above. How would it change our morning? How would it shape our tasks, our job, and the way we engage with others? And what would happen if we revisited the quote when we end our workday and enjoy our time with family and friends? And how about remembering the quote and repeating it to ourselves right before we go to bed, what would our state of mind be as we drift off to sleep?
Well, when I started incorporating this quote and the meaning behind it in my daily routine, it made all the difference in the world. I found myself being more creative and innovative. As I reviewed my projects for the day, I felt empowered and only saw myself as achieving success.
This quote and others that are similar in meaning have been around for decades. Some of us choose to lean on motivational quotes like Zig’s, and believe every word of it, drawing inspiration from the powerful words to fuel our day. Others may appreciate motivational quotes initially and remember a few of their favorites word for word. Sooner or later, that sensation of appreciation for the motivating words wears off over time, never going deep enough to become part of their belief system…
Winning Happens When We Choose to Win
When we are intentional about making our choices and deliberate when it comes to choosing our own path, we typically increase our chances of success. It’s when we allow others to make our choices for us, or when we allow circumstances or even prior habits to dictate our path that we find ourselves living a life that is vastly different than the one we dreamed of or had envisioned for ourselves.
Are you ready to Choose to Win?
It’s a choice to create a winning life and a better experience for ourselves. We are the ones who get to ultimately choose what we act upon, what we respond to, and the direction we choose to pursue. It’s a choice, and if you are reading this blog right now, you still have time to make new choices. You can choose to follow the rewarding path you may be currently on and enjoying or choose a new and different way forward. A path forward that will help you to achieve your goals and dreams while living a life of purpose
Success in life is a choice, are you ready to choose to win?
One of my favorite personal development books of all time came out earlier this year. It is titled Choose to Win by Tom Ziglar, the proud son of Zig Ziglar and the CEO of the Zig Ziglar Corporation. The subtitle contains the magic and power of the book, “Transform Your Life One Simple Step at a Time.”
Norton’s Main Scoop is offering a 9-week program to teach the proven strategies and tactics contained within the book that are helping people who want to win, make the choice to win. Proven strategies and tactics that work in both our personal lives as well as our professional lives.
Tom Ziglar’s secret to success? “The fastest way to success is to replace bad habits with good habits.”
Sounds kind of easy right? If it is, why aren’t we all already doing it? It’s because we haven’t yet made the choice to intentionally choose to win. We may have made bad decisions in the past, we may have chosen poorly, but we can start turning that all around with the choices we make today and in all the tomorrows yet to come.
This tremendously amazing 9-week program will take place once a week, virtually. Each week will be a 90-minute session focusing on:
Our Desire, Hope, and Grit
The 7 Choices Plan: Mental, Spiritual, Physical, Family, Financial, Personal, and Career
The Perfect Start
Choosing to Live a Life of purpose
The teachings of Zig Ziglar continue to positively impact millions of people. His body of work when it comes to developing excellence in ourselves and in others has contributed to the success of many CEO’s, business owners, parents, students, athletes, salespeople, managers, and people from all walks of life. This new book by his son Tom Ziglar, Choose to Win, and the 9-week Choose to Win program will change your life and contribute to your success.
It really will, but only if you first choose that you want to win and desire a change in your own path or journey.
How about you? Is it time to replace a bad habit with a good one? Is it time to make new choices? We would love to have you choose to join us and participate in the program. There is limited availability and seating so if you are Choosing to Win, email us at email@example.com or register at tramazing.com.
Michael and Kim Norton are the owners of Norton’s Main Scoop and the Co-Founders of tramazing, www.tramazing.com, where training is made amazing. Michael is the former President of the Zig Ziglar organization and has held various executive positions throughout his career. In addition to making delicious homemade ice cream, Kim is a Professional in Human Resources and has created and delivered training programs around the world. Together, they will be your facilitators when you Choose to Win and join the program.
Other tramazing programs offered:
Sales Management Training
Top Performance Management: How to Develop Excellence in Yourself and Others
Strategies for Success
You can also get a copy of “Choose to Win” or visit Ziglar’s site to read more about the book and the Ziglar legacy at https://www.ziglar.com/choose/