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Friday, January 26, 2007

Motivation-The Driving Force behind every Winner!

I want to share with you several excellent quotes from winners in the business world. Enjoy:

Quotes on Teamwork

“Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.” - Stephen Covey

“Teams do not go physically flat, they go mentally stale.” - Vincent Lombardi

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results”. - Andrew Carnegie

"The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses." - Napoleon Hill

"There is one rule for industrialists and that is: make the best quality goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible." - Henry Ford

"Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Why should I clutter my mind with general information when I have men around me who can supply any knowledge I need?" - Henry Ford

"Efficiency is doing better what is already being done." - Peter F. Drucker

"Enthusiasm is the way you trigger other people's emotions so they instinctively help and support you." - Paul Meyer

"Every great institution is the lengthened shadow of a single man. His character determines the character of the organization." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Genuine change is never a function of dominance, or even education, but of empathy and common ground." - Alan Briskin

"None of us is as smart as all of us." - Japanese proverb

"If you put good people in bad systems you get bad results. You have to water the flowers you want to grow." - Stephen R. Covey

"Behind every able man, there are always other able men." - Chinese Proverb

"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." - Henry Ford

Insight of the Day: People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing.. that's why we recommend it daily.—Zig Ziglar

Each and every quote above carries the meaning that motivation is very important to lead a person to success. It also means that in our pursuit of success and excellence in whatever we do , we are not to forget ourselves and must remain humble but not submissive.

Many a businessperson out there suffers from a lack of self belief, confidence and willpower to go through the course of building their businesses.

As the saying goes, some are red hot like a flaming iron when they first start but later due to lack of commitment or consistency start to lose their passion and drive to remain fully charged and capable of going the distance!

Success depends on us putting in the work, going through the phases and remaining steadfast in our mission to get the gold, so to speak.

No matter what you do, you have to persevere and remain strongly committed to outlast the race. You have to build up your stamina as you climb the rungs of the ladder to the top.

Like the example of someone climbing the coconut tree, you won't be able to pluck the fruits if you stop halfway up the tree trunk. You have to hang in there and lift yourself up inch by inch until you reach the palm fronds where the fruits are dangling in bunches.

Even then, you still need to have the strength to twist and pluck those nuts and drop them to the ground where you can later get them and cut open the fruit to taste the delicious cooling refreshing waters.

After drinking the coconut juice, you then need to cut the fruit open in two to get at it's delicious meat.

Just like doing business. You can't expect things to be so easy as you have to build up your business from the ground up.

Every successful business is built on a strong foundation of trust and truthfulness. If you build your business based on lies and half truths, eventually that business will cave in and suffer bankruptcy. Truth is the pillars of success for every major business out there today.

Motivation is very important to a person's ability to achieve anything. Without motivation, one is left listless without a dynamic spirit to strive for excellence and will be lifeless without the force to go through life with all it's challenges and obstructions lying across one's path of life!

To say you want to be wealthy and rich but fail to do anything concrete in order to achieve that status , that level is tantamount to being nothing but an empty rhetoric without substance.

To be wealthy, one's efforts to gain the dollars and ringgits must be consistent with one's announcements and proclamations. One needs to follow up with one's actions follwoing such declarations.

The actions then have to be consistent with one's adhering to one's guidelines and code of conduct. Anyone who fails to follow the rules and guidelines of one's company and enterprise will soon see their efforts go to waste as a result of breaching certain aspects of one's business buildup.

Not a ship that leaves the port will be able to escape bruises and abrasions against the flotsam that litter the oceans before reaching it's destination. So will each and every businessperson out there today, who will have to face the trials and tribulations of the business world that will pose a challenge to us as we go about trying to build our businesses.

Perseverance in going towards our goals will see us succeed where others have failed. We will be winners if we stick to our plans and schedules and go for it. Winners are people who stuck on and went on to cross the finish line. They did not quit halfway along the race. So, why must you?

Today's world demands us to be better than the rest out there. To remain as we are for so long and to expect ourselves to beat them all is a state of delusion. To succeed in the world today, we need to make some changes to our work methods and be willing to adopt and adapt to an everchanging working or business environment.

In this world that is changing rapidly and expects more from us, we need to equip ourselves better with all the necessary know hows and up to date knowledge of all that is taking place out there.

The greatest requirement for us to be a winner is self motivation. Those of us who are leaders of a group or ourselves need to have a very strong base of self motivation and be able to inject a strong does of self belief in every leader who is in our group.

You must have the commitment to push yourselves and your team to success. You must build up the inner motivation to overcome all challenges in our lifes to be able to help your team win!

YOU CAN! IF YOU THINK YOU CAN! You call the shots!