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Motivation

People talk about how to motivate your successline. No one motivates anyone for more than a very short time. Motivation has to come from within. You can set an example. You can encourage people to read about and listen to people who have accomplished a lot or accomplished things that no one would expect that they could have. You can put a person in a position where they are exposed to motivating ideas. It is like leading a horse to water, you can expose them, but you cannot motivate them.
You can, however, help someone realize that things that they did not know were within their reach are reachable. You can let them know that you will assist them to find the tools they need to reach their goals. You can help them decide on goals. You can talk in a positive way and teach them to do the same. You can cheer them on. Eric Lofholm talks to us about creating a space for a goal. Before he began talking about creating spaces, I didn’t even realize that such a thing was possible. Many of those we work with also do not realize what is possible. We can help them realize that.
But, if someone is not motivated and has no real desire to become motivated, WALK AWAY. We cannot help everyone. This is exemplified by the expression: “Some will, some won’t, so what?”. It is also said: “You may as well try to motivate a tree.” So we go out there day by day with a great gift to offer to those who wish to receive it.