The subject of motivation is very essential for everyone no matter if you are an entrepreneur, a football player, or something else for that matter. Everyone needs motivation to do better and to do differently, in whatever field they are working. Everyone has their own sources for motivation, all depending on which vision, mission, or goal they are pursuing, and everyone is deeply dependent on their source for motivation to perform better at work, at home, or in their own business.
The reason for why I am writing this article is that I just watched a very inspiring movie, which builds on the element of motivation. The movie is Invictus with Morgan Freeman in the lead as Nelson Mandela during the 1995 rugby world cup in South Africa. By motivating the rugby team to do their outmost they join the nation’s different nationalities, and bring hope, motivation, and inspiration to the people of South Africa.
When I personally am in need of motivation I turn my head to certain movies. I have a personal favorite that inspires me a lot to keep on working for achieving my dreams and visions, and the movie is “Pirates of Silicone Valley” which is the story of two leading companies in the software business today: Microsoft and Apple. As I am in to computers it is not odd that such a movie inspires me, and keeps giving me refreshing energy.
Movies are however just one of the sources where I find motivation. It is very important to seek motivation outside of you mitten frames, and when you seek out you also get a lot of other qualities than motivation. Attending lectures with successful people is another place where I find motivation, and it also brings me valuable qualities, such as extended knowledge, inspiration, and network, which all are important competences if you want to do well in a modern business world.
Seeking motivation is an exciting challenge, and important for all. Without motivation you have no incentives to do anything on your own, and you will end up being a dog taking orders from it owner. Such a situation is there no one who wants to live in, and therefore is it also important to go seek the motivation today if you do not already have it.
It should however not be forgotten that motivation is not something hanging on the trees, and every single individual has its own source for motivation. Therefore may you also go find out what motivates you in particular.
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