Believe That You Will Figure It Out!

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Those who are highly motivated and successful always believe. They believe in their goals, they believe in their purpose, they believe in themselves and they believe that they will figure it out! If you want to be great and remembered in life, you have to be a problem solver. Problems are not bad things even though most people look at them in a negative way. Problems allow people to come up with solutions. Without problems there would be no opportunity for success. A business I consult (check them out at has adopted this motto from me as their slogan. They are willing to do whatever it takes to figure their customers’ problems out and guess what… They had the best quarter they have ever had once they implemented this way of thinking.

Regardless of what you do, whether you are a teacher, a business man, an athlete or a student you need to believe that you will figure things out. Even if you aren’t sure how to do something the best answer is I will figure it out, not I don’t know. I don’t know does nothing for your business or job or your role on a team, or your credibility. Having the mentality of “I don’t know” or “I can’t” will belittle you in other peoples’ eyes. They aren’t interested in people who can’t do or do know something. This is why you have to believe in yourself that you will always be able to figure out, solve and push through the task at hand.

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“I have to” vs “I choose to”

Why is motivating yourself so hard? It is easy to be motivated for a short period of time, or to be motivated to do something that you love or that is easy, but to be motivated when the going gets tough and when it really matters is difficult. The core of motivation is all in the way a person thinks. When people don’t want to do something, but they know they need to, they have the “I have to” mentality. Many people have this mindset when it comes to work or to school or to work around their house. They are never thinking about the positives of these things or how they enhance life.

Those who can motivate themselves more easily and for much longer periods of time are the ones who have the “I choose to” mindset. They still don’t like doing things such as waking up extra early to go to work or to go to the gym, but they know in their mind that ultimately they are choosing to do this. They choose to push themselves and do things that are difficult because they know it will enhance their lives and is what is best for them. Technically, they don’t have to do it. They could be extremely average or even homeless if they wanted.

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1MR – One more rep, this is a concept I live by. If you don’t regularly work out, don’t worry. It doesn’t only apply to lifting weights and getting swoll. It applies to all areas of life.

Most people do just enough. Just enough to get by without having to work too hard. This is a typical way of life for many people in our nation and in the world. Well I am here to tell you that if you want to see success in your work, in your relationships, in getting fit and in any other area of life, you have to have the mindset of 1MR!

When you have made over 100 sales calls at work and the day is coming to an end but you know you need to make a few more sales, give it one more rep. Make those extra few calls to make the sale! When you come home from work and don’t want to do anything but sit your lazy butt on the couch and watch TV, think of those who you love. Give it one more rep and spend meaningful time with them, even if it just fifteen minutes. When you are in the gym and you have been lifting weights or are doing cardio and are exhausted, think about how that extra last few minutes of pushing through could take you to the next level. Give it one more rep.

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