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Motivation is a key to Success – Part 1

Hello friends, hoping you are having a nice day, let me bore you again by giving you a brief *lecture* on motivation. I am not gonna write about Bill Gates or Steve Jobs because we all are listening about them for many years. Although, we think that they are exceptions but unfortunately they are not. Some of us claim that they had resources, and money, and that they are intelligent, shrewd, or smart. I believe whatever they are today is only because of their motivation, dedication and hard work they showed in their life. They weren’t born intelligent, they weren’t shrewd and they weren’t smart at all. They were layman like us. The only difference between them and us is that they didn’t give up. Steve Jobs was fired from the same company he built but he didn’t give up. He was motivated enough and because of this motivation he was hired again.

Today when I see my friends, not those who are motivated, but those who aren’t motivated enough, I feel very sad for them. They say they don’t get time to learn anything – I say they will never get time. They say what else we can do, we don’t have a good teacher – I say you don’t need a teacher to be Bill gates or Steve Jobs. And then, there are many excuses which they proudly proclaim. The only problem in us is that we are not enough motivated. We want everything without doing anything, which is not possible.

The three most important reasons we lose motivation are lack of confidence, lack of focus, and lack of direction. I am gonna discuss all three, one by one, in detail. As this is the most important key of success.

The first reason of losing motivation is lack of confidence. This happens when we start focusing on what we want and neglecting on what we have. When this happens then our mind creates explanation of why we aren’t getting it, which creates negative thought. Our mind starts pointing out past (failed) experiences, and weakness. We become jealous of others and then we start complaining for why we can’t get success. This is the state when we tend to make a bad impression, think the worst about others, and lose self-confidence.

I have seen many friends who say that this is the worst country, why the hell I was born here? Why I wasn’t born in USA? Why the hell I am studying in FAST? Why we don’t have resources? I am inspired by Bill Gates but he is BILL GATES… When this happens you lose your confidence. When you start giving excuses that he is cheetah and I am not because he is intelligent, then there is mistake at your end. He is cheetah because he didn’t give up, he is confident enough and he achieved what he wanted. He is simply focused.

If you are not good in presentation, or you are a bad designer, and that your English sucks, and your friends always pull your leg, then it doesn’t mean you lose your confidence. The only way to get out of this is to focus on gratitude. Think positive about everything in your life. If your friends are teasing you because you wrote a very bad code or you designed badly then instead of showing anger, laugh on them that they identified your mistake and that you got an opportunity. Avail that opportunity. Work hard and show that you are better than them. Believe me they will not laugh this time, in fact they will praise you and will encourage you.

I think this is enough torture for today… We will talk about other aspects of motivation later. I encourage everyone to think positive about everything. Be thankful to God of what you have and try to make this world a better place. Your contribution is very important and it really doesn’t matter whether or not you are cheetah, until and unless you are motivated.

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  1. October 1, 2010 at 12:12 AM

    very true (Y)

  2. icemelt7
    October 1, 2010 at 12:46 AM

    Very nicely written, greatly written.

  3. October 1, 2010 at 12:58 AM

    Greatly explained! (Y)

    “He is cheetah because he didn’t give up”. EPIC! 😀

  4. October 1, 2010 at 1:11 AM

    Well said, JB! I heart!

  5. Arifa Batool
    October 1, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    A motivating read (Y)

  6. October 2, 2010 at 1:36 PM

    Awesome article … good work JB 🙂

    • Muhammad Usama
      October 2, 2010 at 1:37 PM

      thnx 😀

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