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3 Quotes From Lone Survivor That Will Spark Motivation

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3 Quotes From Lone Survivor That Will Spark Motivation

Lone Survivor is a film based on a true story. The story of a Navy Seals team who’s mission went bad. This film offers far more than bone crunching, skin shredding action.

There are many memorable quotes and lessons throughout the movie. Once your pulse is back to normal, you can think back and realize how much there was to learn.

Below are 3 memorable quotes that will spark your motivation:

 

Quote #1:

“There’s a storm inside of us. I’ve heard many team guys speak of this. A burning, a river, a drive.  An unrelenting desire to push yourself harder and further than anyone could think possible.”

The seals push themselves physically in battle, taking multiple bullets yet still keep pushing on. An entrepreneur should be no different. If you want to succeed, you must have a drive. An unrelenting desire to push yourself. It’s about you and only you.

At best no one is going to push you on, realistically though, people will only tell you why your idea won’t work. You need to be self motivated and push as hard a possible. Entrepreneurship is a battle, you need to keep fighting and keep pushing.

 

Quote #2:

“There ain’t nothing I can’t do. No sky too high, no sea too rough. Anything in life worth doing is worth overdoing. Moderation is for cowards.”

Yet another inspiring and motivating quote. As an entrepreneur you need to think big. No challenge is too big, and anything worth doing is worth overdoing. Are you planning on launching a new app that will provide a great new service in your country? Stop right there.

If it’s worth doing it’s worth over doing. Why not offer it as a world-wide solution? Think big! Are you trying to build a web site that will enjoy 100,000 monthly visitors? You’re thinking small. Aim for bigger and better goals.

 

Quote #3:

“I can never forget, but no matter how much it hurts, how dark it gets or no matter how far you fall, you are never out of the fight.”

This is undoubtedly true, no matter how bad you fail and no matter how grim your situation seems to be, you are never out of the game. You can always make a come back. There are many companies out there that were on the verge of closing up shop only to make a massive comeback. Think Apple was always so huge? Steve Jobs got fired from his own company.

Brush up on your Apple history as this is probably the best example out there. Steve was fired and it seemed like it was game over. Only for him to make a massive comeback and bring Apple to where it is today. In the words of Robert F Kennedy, “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” You must be willing to take risks and keep going even if you fail.

 

Thank you for reading my article! What was your favorite quote from the movie and how did it help you?

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How to Stay Motivated to Achieve Your Goals

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Time is the raw material of our lives. How we choose to spend it, shapes our life accordingly. So having the motivation to spend it on achieving goals is crucial to creating a life we want.

What is Motivation?

The Oxford dictionary defines motivation as the desire or willingness to do something – our drive to take action.

Scientifically, motivation has its roots in the dopamine pathways of our brains. When we do something that feels good, that’s dopamine kicking in. Our actions are driven by the desire for that reward (the good feeling).

Author Steven Pressfield describes motivation more practically. He says we hit a point where the pain of not doing something becomes greater than the pain of doing it. He sees motivation as crossing the threshold where it’s easier to take action than it is to be idle. Like choosing to feel awkward while making sales calls over feeling disappointed about a diminishing bank account.

However you choose to think about it, we all want to harness motivation to achieve our goals. 

How to Get Motivated

James Clear, the author of Atomic Habits, says that most people misunderstand motivation. They think that motivation is what gets us to take action. In reality, motivation is often the result of action, not the cause of it. Once we start a task, it’s easier to continue making progress. Like Isaac Newton’s first law: objects in motion stay in motion.

This means most of the resistance when working on your goals comes right before we start. Since motivation naturally occurs after we start, we need to focus on making starting easier.

4 Ways to Make Starting Easier

1. Schedule it

One reason people can’t get started on things is that they haven’t planned when to do it. 

When things aren’t scheduled it’s easier for them to fall by the wayside. You’ll end up hoping motivation falls in your lap or hoping that you’ll muster enough willpower to get it done.

An article in the Guardian said, “If you waste resources trying to decide when or where to work, you’ll impede your capacity to do the work.”

2. Measure something

It’s easy to feel uninspired when you don’t know if you’re making progress or what you’re even working towards. That’s why you need to make your success measurable in some way. Starting is easy when you know exactly how much closer your current actions will bring you to achieving your goal.

3. Extrinsic motivation

This type of motivation is from external factors. It can be either positive or negative. Positive motivation consists of incentives like money, prizes, and grades. Negative motivation consists of deterrents like being fired, having a fight, or being fined. Extrinsic motivation doesn’t work effectively long-term, but it can work well in the short term to get you started on something.

4. Make it public

Keep yourself accountable by telling friends and family your goals, or even sharing them on social media. This makes it easier to start something because you’re pressured to not let others down.

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

How to Stay Motivated Long Term

When we say we want to feel motivated to do something, we don’t want to be pushed or guilted into doing a task. We want to be so attracted and drawn to the idea that we can’t resist not taking action. That’s why it’s important to build a foundation that will set you up for consistency.

These are 5 techniques that will help you do just that:

1. Stay in your goldilocks zone

The goldilocks zone is when a task is the perfect level of difficulty—not too hard and not too easy. In this zone, we reach peak motivation and focus.

For example, let’s say you’re playing a serious tennis match against a 4-year-old. On this level of difficulty, you’ll quickly become bored and not want to play. Now let’s say you’re playing a serious tennis match against Serena Williams. On this level of difficulty, you’ll quickly become demotivated because the match is too challenging. 

The Goldilocks zone is in the middle of that spectrum. You want to face someone with equal skill as you. That way you have a chance to win, but you have to focus and try for it. Adjusting your workload and goals over time to stay within your Goldilocks zone keeps you engaged and motivated long-term.

2. Pursue intrinsically motivated goals

Being intrinsically motivated to achieve a goal is when you want to achieve it for what it is. There are no external factors like a reward or the risk of being fired. The drive behind your actions is coming from within. 

For most intrinsic goals we pursue them because they will enrich our lives or bring us closer to fulfillment. That makes these goals extremely sustainable long-term because they directly affect our quality of life and the things we care about.

3. Use “chunking”

Chunking is the technique of breaking down a goal into smaller short-term targets. By doing this you achieve multiple successes in your pursuit of the main goal. This triggers the brain’s reward system and drives you to keep going.

Traditionally, you may set a goal that you expect to achieve in one year. That’s a long time to commit without seeing any results along the way. By chunking your goals into monthly or quarterly targets, you get the consistent positive reinforcement you need to stay motivated long-term.

For example, instead of trying to lose 50 pounds in one year, try to lose 4 pounds every month for 12 months.

4. Be flexible

We’re all victims of circumstance. Things happen along our journey that we can either adjust to or quit because of. That’s why it’s important to have leeway and flexibility when you’re pursuing a goal. If you expect everything to go perfectly, the inevitable failure can make you disengaged and desireless. When you plan for things to go wrong, you make sure you can keep up for the long haul.

5. Pursue your goals in a sustainable fashion

Don’t lose hope when you’re not an overnight success. Overnight successes are the 1%—for the most part, they don’t exist. What we see as an “overnight success” is actually countless hours of work behind the scenes finally hitting a tipping point. Pursuing goals is a story of patience, persistence, and unseen effort.

Don’t compare yourself to others. Comparison is a recipe for a drop in self-confidence and satisfaction. It also cultivates a mindset where you think you haven’t done enough. As a result, you may raise your expectations and put more pressure on yourself.

This is pointless because things worth achieving take time. So we obviously won’t compare to the things around us when starting.

Mastering motivation is a superpower. With that ability at your fingertips, you can accomplish your goals and shape a life you want to live in.

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