Getting the approbation of others is cool. But you should not build your motivation on that.
Your motivation should be built around a goal and a dream.
The approbation of others should be only a bonus when it comes.
As long as your dream is greater than your need for approbation, you won’t feel bad if people try to bring you down.
“If you care about people’s approbation, you will become their slave for life.”
– Abel Adamu Buba
Don’t become a slave for approbation.
When you ask for an advice, ask it for real. Don’t disguise your need for approbation when asking for advice.
“We ask advice, but we mean approbation.”
– Charles Caleb Colton
Smile and be happy when someone approve what you are doing. But don’t wait on that to keep going on with your creation.
Build on your dream, not on approbation.
The sheep syndrome should not your way.
You should take the responsibility for your life and take action on what you want to realize.
We want our dream to become true, but we don’t want to take action.
If we choose to stay idle, we choose to follow the dream of others.
Dreams collide. In the end, the ones that becomes true are the ones that didn’t gave up.
“Ideas are easy. It’s the execution of ideas that really separates the sheep from the goats.”
– Sue Grafton
Anyone can have great ideas. Only a few will take action on them.
Are you an action taker or a follower?
« Don’t look back. Live today with passion. »
– Less Brown
Don’t dwell on your mistake.
We all make mistake, we all can learn from them, but we have to move on.
If you stop because of a mistake, the more time you spend on that stop, the more difficult it will become to take action again.
“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”
– Johnny Cash
After a road accident, the best way to fight a traumatism is to get back driving.
If you start to feel sorry for yourself and stop taking action, you’ll never get anywhere close to your dream.
How about a “Day without any Caffeine”?
Are you taking caffeine every day?
Are you taking more than one coffee per day?
I found out that I need to take caffeine to keep myself up and productive. I think it’s cultural. It’s ok to use caffeine in the morning and as needed during the day to stay productive in our industrial world.
How many coffee per day is too much?
Outside of coffee, do you use something else to keep you up and productive?
Be grateful for every little good thing happening around you.
From good will come good. And if you put your energy of gratitude behind it also, it will come back with more power.
What you send will come back. What you get back will come back again as you show gratitude.
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”
– Robert Brault
If you change the way you look at things, you can change the way you live your life.
If you choose to focus on the good. Giving away without expecting anything back. Being grateful for whatever you get (every little things), then your life will change.
Happiness is a choice. Every little things maters.
“It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment.”
– Naomi Williams
Are you living your life within your comfort zone?
You cannot change your life and stay in your comfort zone.
You’ll have to get out and do things that you have never done before.
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
– Neale Donald Walsch
Do you really want to change your life? If the answer is yes, then start to do something about it.
It’s hard to move out of the zone. It’s hard to do new things. But if you want to change your life, you’ll have to do things that you weren’t doing before.
“For cool things to happen, you have to get out of your comfort zone.”
– Rony Abovitz
Out of your zone, you will face failure and deception. It can’t all be only fun. But if you want to create something new for you, you’ll need to change what you are doing right now.
“I think anyone taken out of their comfort zone and put somewhere else will change.”
– Samuel Larsen
Actions are the most powerful influence on reality.
Your choice of taking an action (or not) will change reality.
“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”
– Edmund Burke
Doing nothing is a choice.
“Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.”
– Shiv Khera
I would to that equation the powerful energy of passion. If you have passion about your action combine with positive thinking, you have a great mixt for success.
Wishful thinking are good. But you should not stop there, you need to take action so they can become reality.