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The Ritual of Motivation

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar


I went deep into the quote archive this week and for whatever the reason, motivation was on my mind. It has been about 15 years since I reflected on this quote from Zig. It is an all-time classic and I thought I would share it since a lot of the great material from Zig and his contemporaries gets lost in the shuffle of a whole new generation of motivational gurus.

Motivation is a huge part of Serious Shift.

You are one of two kinds of people. You either know the power of finding inspiration to give some focus or intention to your day, or you don’t. Daily inspiration can be meditation, reflection and contemplation of goals, prayer, daily reading of meaningful books, etc. Personally, I have gone through periods where I take my daily bath of motivation and periods where I have not. Without taking the metaphor any further, let’s just say that my most productive and impactful periods have been when I have been bathing.

If you are one of those folks who has never really bought into this idea of some external/internal daily motivation, then give it a try. If all you have to lose is missing out on some Serious Shift, is that something you want to miss out on?



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