Napoleon Hill’s Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude: Season 2 – Episode 1 – How to Motivate Yourself (1/2)

Here is the beginning of season 2!  This book, which I’ve covered quite a bit already, is next on the list for those of you who are looking to bring out something within you that’s lying dormant.

“What is motivation?
Motivation is that which induces action or determines choice. It is that which provides a motive. A motive is the “inner urge” only within the individual which incites him to action, such as an instinct, passion, emotion, habit, mood, impulse, desire, or idea.
It is the hope or other force which starts an action in an attempt to produce specific results.
Motivating yourself and others. When you know principles that can motivate you, you will then know principles that can motivate others. Conversely, when you know principles that can motivate others, you will then know principles that can motivate you.”

Excerpt From: Napoleon Hill. “Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude.” iBooks.

There’s a lot of negative chatter of what motivation is.  Mel Robbins says “motivation is garbage,” Gary Vee says “motivation doesn’t do s***.”  However, don’t give a damn what other people think about motivation….what you think means everything.

Without motivation, there’s no electricity.  There are no A380’s.  Everything you see around you is because someone had the motivation and determination to solve a problem in the world.  Without it and we’re stuck in that 1800’s mentality.

Motivation is hope.  And when there’s hope, there’s will.  When there’s will…there’s always a way.

Motivation comes from failure.  My greatest failure was, and continues to be my best driver in my life.  To this day, I’m still busting my ass in the gym because of the catastrophic failure I suffered years ago on the Track.

“The ten basic motives which inspire all human action. Every thought you think, every act in which you voluntarily engage, can be traced back to some definite motive or combination of motives. There are ten basic motives which inspire all thoughts, all voluntary actions. No one ever does anything without having been motivated to do it.
When it comes to learning how to motivate yourself for any given purpose, or how to motivate others, you should have a clear understanding of these ten basic motives. Here they are:
1. The desire for SELF-PRESERVATION

2. The emotion of LOVE

3. The emotion of FEAR

4. The emotion of SEX

5. The desire for LIFE AFTER DEATH

6. The desire for FREEDOM OF BODY AND MIND

7. The emotion of ANGER

8. The emotion of HATE


10. The desire for MATERIAL GAIN

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