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Remember These 3 Things When Your Motivation Starts to Fade

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Just because we want something bad enough doesn’t mean we will always get it. No matter how much self-talk or hoping you do. Life is all about failing and succeeding, but really one of those words is non-existent.

It can be discouraging to have been working on something for 5+ years and see no progress, then you read about someone who made it happen in 6months-1year. As painful as it is, you should not let that affect you, because everyone comes in at different times with different things.

Some people come in with supportive friends and close ones, others with money they found a way to get or had worked hard for, and many like me come in butt naked. To go after what it is we want, I will always say that it is worth the effort no matter how long it takes. Now, no matter how you come in this game they call being an entrepreneur, sooner or later things will slip, and you will want to give up.

I love to hear about others success, so I want to make sure that doesn’t happen and one day, maybe I’ll read about your success and I’ll be proud of you though we never met.

Here’s how to keep your head up when your motivation starts to fade:

1. You’re not a failure until you quit

It takes no effort to be a quitter. Anyone can quit. I should know, before graduating high school, I quit everything I went after. Football, quit. Basketball quit – actually, I didn’t make the team.

I would start something and just quit. But me quitting sports vs you quitting your dream, your goal, your calling, is a different story. I never wanted to become a professional player, so it brought no value to my life.

But when you embark on the journey to become an entrepreneur and start something great, everything around you changes. Don’t invest 1+ years into what you want and quit, because rather than calling it effort it becomes wasted time. When you don’t use that experience to try something else it becomes wasted effort. Remember, anyone can quit, but not everyone can win if they don’t grasp it.

“I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan

2. Asking for help does not make you weak

Help! God do I hate that word sometimes. It’s funny because no one likes asking for help but they are quick to offer it.

When you’ve been shunned by close friends and turned down by many, it can be hard to muster the courage to ask for help again. But what do all these rejections mean? Is it a sign from the Gods that you should stop asking for help, or are you just asking the wrong people?

Life gets hard, you will get stuck and lose motivation and asking for help can be the best thing to do.

Ask often, but most importantly you need to ask the right person. If you choose to ask a well-known stranger, remember they are well known which means you are not the first, but you could develop a friendship that can help you in more ways than you think.

3. Stop underestimating yourself

The mind is quite strange. It rarely lets you see things as you should. You have come a long way, but you are focusing on the unknown of how much longer it’s going to take. Don’t add more weight to something that can be closer than you are imagining it.

When you first started you knew little to nothing. Think about it. Really sit and think about how far you’ve come. the difficulties you faced. Things you thought were impossible that you are now doing with ease.

Don’t underestimate yourself because what’s in front of you will always look bigger than it actually is and you will forget how hard you worked, the pain you’ve had to go through and how strong you’ve become.

“The only mistake you can make is not asking for help.” – Sandeep Jauhar

You can’t forget your reason for starting in the first place. When you are about to give up, look back at the start and remind yourself why you started and what your end goal is.

If you can envision it, if you can’t think of anything else and daydream about it constantly, that should be a sign that it’s not your time to turn tail and quit, but to motivate yourself and push through.

It’s not easy, but you are not a quitter. Don’t let your mind or anyone else try to tell you otherwise. Believe in you and believe in your dreams. Your place is set. All you have to do now is grab it.

What are some things you do when your motivation starts to fade? Leave your thoughts below!

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4 Lies You Keep Telling Yourself When You’re Afraid to Do Something

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When’s the last time you let fear get the better of you? Whether we want to admit it or not, fear keeps us from doing a lot of the things we know we really should do to achieve our goals. Fear is especially detrimental to entrepreneurs (read ‘wantrepreneurs’) that want to launch their first big project. (more…)

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Tips, Tools, and Techniques to Create Your Curiosity

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Curiosity is a great characteristic that people rarely sustain in their lifetimes. Some people struggle to sustain curiosity because of their internal and external challenges. They cannot encourage curiosity to come to the fore as they condition their mindsets with their learning, experience, and environment. However, there are very few individuals who sustain their curiosity levels throughout their lives to excel as extraordinary achievers.  (more…)

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5 Life Tips You Didn’t Know You Needed to Hear

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Life is a battleground, we need to keep fighting until our appointed time on earth comes. So, in this post, you will see the best of the best life tips you have never heard before. These tips are life-changing and can change you immediately. Let’s go!

1. Be independent 

Hundreds of millions of people make this mistake. We depend on people like us. “he will get it done for me, she will get it done for me”. You rely heavily on people and guess what, you are making a big mistake. 

There are a lot of people that have helped others and perhaps time changes for them, they become poor and rely on the people they have helped, guess what comes out at the end of this reliance? Disappointment, promises backed by failures, etc. 

Who are you depending on? Who is that person you can’t do without when getting things in your life done? If there is anyone, you are making a big mistake. And starting today, all you have to do is add a prefix – what if!

What if my friend stops helping me, what if I get disappointed by people I trust with my life, what if they neglect me and turn me down”.

A man or woman that depends on people like him is equal to a feeble pillar holding the four corners of a house. What happens when the feeble pillar falls? The man’s house falls down super-flat. Your trust should only be in Jesus. Man can fail us at any time but God is always faithful till his Kingdom comes. 

2. Love your neighbor as yourself 

The gravity of this word is enough to shatter the whole earth into pieces. 

Only if the whole world just kept this simple commandment Christ Jesus gave then, there will be no murders, poverty, greediness, anger, envy, betrayal, disappointment, etc. 

Why are there such things in the world? Because we hate ourselves. As long as you are fine all is well. You care about yourself only, selfish, you have and yet you cannot give. 

Those are the characteristics of over 90% of the 7.6 billion humans on earth. Why can’t you do to others what you would have them do to you? Why can’t you help that suffering neighbor who needs food? Then, a lot of people will say 

“Go away from here beggar, what did you do with your youth, I can’t give you a dime, beggar”. Why are we so cruel? This is the best tip you must dear to your heart. 

No matter what you have, no matter how little or in whatever way you can help. Help people, show them love, love them as you love yourself. Don’t forget this, today’s beggar, uneducated, debtor, poor person, etc can later become the greatest person in the world tomorrow. 

“Don’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something.” — Ashton Kutcher

3. Have a growth mindset

A growth mindset is what makes one successful and go far in life. However, a fixed and stagnated mindset throws one into jeopardy of life.

A lot of people have a fixed mindset, what they believe is what they believe, nothing you say on earth can change their mindset, they are the most educated in the world so they don’t need to learn any further. Did you have a fixed or growth mindset?

A growth mindset leads to success, achievements, happiness, learning more, and becoming better. On the other hand, a fixed mindset leads to complacency, pride, lack of achievement, ignorance, the stagnancy of the mind, etc. 

Let’s see an example of someone with a fixed mindset:

Cait tells Alice: Alice stop being so proud it’s annoying. 

And Alice responds:

“How dare you say I am proud, I am not. I am the most humble woman on earth”. In the example, Alice with a fixed mindset has a fixed mindset. However, what she does not know is that she is in the darkness of her ignorance. She is ignorant of the fact that she is a proud person thus, she can’t see it. 

People with a fixed mindset are ignorant. You must never have a fixed mindset. Always be willing to learn and to grow with humility. Pride can take you nowhere. 

4. Forgive everyone and give as many second chances as you can  

A lot of people have done all they could to be happy and have peace. But, they find out that happiness is not just there and that peace of mind is absent. 

Why is that? It is because you have a lot of grudge against people that have offended you. Yes, we know, it pained you to your heart, and what next? Keep malice? But, do you know what that unforgiveness does to you?

I call it the seed of unforgiveness because it plants a seed in your heart and this seed further grows to become hatred, depression, lack of freedom, zero peace, etc. 

If in only one person’s heart are all these things, then a person like that can never know peace and happiness. For example, if you were to go to a party with your friends and you hear that perhaps the other friend that you keep malice with is coming to the same party. 

Naturally, the only thing you would think of is not going to the party anymore because you want to avoid the person at all costs. And what does that add to you? It doesn’t add instead, it subtracts from your life because you could have gone to the party, had fun, and even have new friends or even new opportunities.

If not for anything will you forgive people, forgive them for the sake of God, for the sake of Christ Jesus. Because if you cannot forget the trespass of people, don’t expect God to forgive you. Forgive everyone, give them as many second chances as possible. 

Mind you, they can still mess up and make terrible mistakes all you have to do is keep forgiving them. This may not be so easy to the flesh. However, it is only The Spirit of God that can make you forgive the trespass of people. Without The Holy Spirit, it is impossible to do so. 

5. Love God

Do you love God? Are you a child of God? Do you believe in Christ Jesus? Even if the rest of the tips on these lists do not resonate with you, I want you to hold this very important to your heart which is to Love God with all your heart, soul, and strength.

And you can do that only by being a child of God. This life is too short. It is like a vapor, it is nothing. Life is more like an empty barrel that makes noise. You will grow old, your strength will leave you and you will die but, what happens after that? Where are you going to spend the rest of your eternity? 

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Explore Stoicism to Lead Your Life With Purpose and Meaning

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With the advent of technology and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR), there is increased volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity globally. People find it challenging to predict where the technology will take them to the next level. They are excited with the innumerable advantages arising from automation and artificial intelligence but they are equally concerned about the threats arising out of them. Precisely, humans are caught between peace and prosperity. (more…)

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