Motivation is not just a set of principles or feel good ideas, it is a way of achieving your goals and freeing yourself up for a life that you choose for yourself.

The best way to get rid of procrastination is having something you really want in life. Not just wishful thinking but something that gets you inspired.

A monetary goal is never inspiring because it doesn't look like anything. But a world trip, a house, a car, visiting art galleries, going to a broadway show, visiting an overseas friend - these are tangible and can get you going.

In this tutorial I am going to show you a few ways that I use to get motivated;

  1. What is motivation?
  2. What gets you going?
  3. How to plan for your success.
  4. Starting the journey.
  5. How to stay motivated.
  6. Conclusion and tips.

Let's get this show on the road...



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LCooper59 Premium
Thank you for sending this, I actually needed it tonight. I need to run the slow but steady race and sometimes I get ahead of myself. Thanks Again!
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Ultimateless Premium
I am glad this was of use to you Laura. Enjoy the journey and move slowly ahead so that you don't have to go back and redo things.

Michael
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Jmlunavel143 Premium
I am working on the finances of my small business, and boy...I really need to! You bring up many valid points about the habit that develops with money and how it is spent. I need to develop a stable and effective money system so I can be accountable for my spending habits. Financial decisions are vital for businesses, so I appreciate your help on this topic. Thank you for the great advice, Ultimateless! =)
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Ultimateless Premium
Once you have that mastered you are well on your way to success. Thanks for the compliment, Jill.

Michael
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Urlaina Premium
I really enjoyed reading this. Definitely made a good point about having something actually tangible in mind to keep you motivated. Am going to try that!
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Ultimateless Premium
I am glad this was of use to you, Kris.

Michael.
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Doing a little every day makes those dream stealers go away!
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Ultimateless Premium
I don't know how I missed this, Lil Sis. Yes, a bit each day keeps poverty away. Congratulations on making Ambassador!
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kiliwia62 Premium
Awesome training, thanks, Michael :)
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Ultimateless Premium
Thanks Sylvia that means a lot to me. Good to see you, I have been so busy, I need to check in every now and again.
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startouched Premium
Hi, Michael!
Thanks for the motivation!!
Just what I needed today,
Kathy
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Ultimateless Premium
I am glad this has been of use to you, Kathy, thanks!
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annie58 Premium
Thank you Michael, you are an inspiration.
I read the whole blog and will put some of the items into practice.
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Ultimateless Premium
Thanks, Annie, I wish you all the success you desire.
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SadieChan Premium
Thanks Micheal for keeping us Motivated.
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Ultimateless Premium
Thanks, Sadie, you're welcome. Good to see you.
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gs1954 Premium
Great motivating training.Some truths you mention should be on the wall at home.
Cheers
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Ultimateless Premium
Thanks, Gregory, I agree.
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4evertrue Premium
Really great stuff, Mike.
Indeed planning, persistence & patience are keys to success. As Jim Watkins says, "A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence."
Thanks for sharing.
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Ultimateless Premium
Thank you, Vincent, great reminder from Jim Watkins.
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thezoulster Premium
Loved your motivational training Michael, I think setting a goal in the online marketing business is no different than setting a goal with anything else you do in life, and yes you definitely need to motivate yourself to succeed. Everything you have said here is true and without a doubt. Thank you for keeping me and reminding me that I need to be motivated.
For me going bowling helps me get motivated.
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Ultimateless Premium
It's amazing, Zoli, but literally, anything that requires time to learn will work.
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drcmaint Premium
Bit of a long one. Good this.
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Ultimateless Premium
Thanks, John.
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Seahawk8058 Premium
Outstanding Michael. This is what many of us needed to keep on track. I was getting tired of Bertie kicking me all the time and not knowing why....
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Ultimateless Premium
He was trying to kick you off the track, LOL !
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Seahawk8058 Premium
I kinda figured......I've got his hoof stamps all over me..LOL!
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Ultimateless Premium
I haven't seen him lately. BERTIE!!! BERTIE!!!
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Seahawk8058 Premium
I thought he was with you!!! Berrrrrrrtie!!!!!
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Ultimateless Premium
I think he's gone out for a Lazy Yak pint. I saw a few people with his hoof print on their backside heading towards his favourite club.
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Seahawk8058 Premium
We better watch out. He may be setting a trend to where everyone will want one!!!! Accept no imitation!!! Beware of counterfeit Bertie Yak HoofPrints!!!
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Ultimateless Premium
We'd better make sure we trademark that hoof print. There's money in them thar hills.
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Seahawk8058 Premium
Or between his toes......LOL!
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EBellamy Premium
Thank you Michael, just what I needed to hear
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Ultimateless Premium
Thanks, Emma!
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Kambas Premium
Thanks for this Michael ;)
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Ultimateless Premium
You're welcome, Kamil.
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JewelCarol Premium
Very nice and awesome training, love it, Michael, thanks for motivating us!:)
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Ultimateless Premium
Thank you, Jewel, I appreciate your lovely comment.
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mybiz4u Premium
Fabulous, M. Very well said...in my eyes, on the money too! Thanks so much for sharing.
M
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Ultimateless Premium
Thanks, Michelle.
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mybiz4u Premium
My pleasure,M
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Chezbrown Premium
Thanks for this Michael, just what I needed to read as I have totally fell from the top to the bottom of that motivation ladder just now and can not get a grip back on it. Xx
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Ultimateless Premium
We all do, Cheryl, as long as you climb back on that horse you'll be fine.
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Chezbrown Premium
I might need a hand to get up again but I will do. Thank you. Xx
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halinphilly Premium
This is very useful, inspirational and motivational training. I have it bookmarked for reference. Good stuff, Michael!
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Ultimateless Premium
Thanks, Hal, really appreciated.
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joerice Premium
My goals have changed a lot since I started in w.a.I am more focused on getting training done than money goals.And I'm ok with that.Ever time I complete a training or task I feel successful.
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Ultimateless Premium
This is all you need to do, it's the basis of success. Learning takes time and so does implementing what you've learned but eventually you become very skilled. It's the way of life. Thanks, Joe.

Michael.
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amgolf Premium
Michale - I am you follower.
1. Thank you for your motivation
2. You article alway give me something new knowledge.
3. I start some success with your advice.
4. I start the journey with happiness.
5. When I am happy, I stay motivated.

Thank you again for your tips.
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Ultimateless Premium
I am so glad you are getting so much out of this, Nattawat, and thanks for your lovely compliments.
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Swangirl Premium
Very nicely done Michael. You are a model of persistence!

Here is my story of savings paying off and following my dream to get into real estate.

I work for state government in Alaska. We have much higher gross than net salary because so much goes into retirement. I always hoped all the money in retirement would pay off someday. That someday is here hopefully.

If all goes according to plan, my husband and I can use our retirement accounts here to buy a 4-plex. Our offer has already been accepted. When buying a multi-unit property you can (for some loans) use the income from rents to qualify for the mortgage loan. You may need to have 6 months worth of mortgage payments available on your own however in case of vacancies. In our case that is over $20,000! Our retirement accounts meet that need on paper. We will not touch them but they are there and will let the lender know we are "good' for the payments no matter what. The units are already rented so there is no danger of having them all vacant but this assures the lender we will not fail.

So, our retirement accounts are paying off big time right now even without touching them! My husband would get so frustrated feeling like we were broke and worrying that the stock market would crash or something would happen and that money would not do us any good. I kept telling him it would and that we would be successful one day.

Also, the home loan qualification is based on gross not net income and if you live in the building yourself you get lower interest rates, and better financing. We also resisted temptation to get new cars and have been fixing up our old ones. So, no car loans either. All these little things added up to our ability to qualify to buy a property worth over $600,000. Of course this is mostly due to the fact my husband served in the U.S. Marine Corps and has the full value of the VA loan available to use. Alaska is a high cost area so the loan limit is very high. With no money down, seller paying closing costs etc. we are on our way to making this happen.
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Ultimateless Premium
That is fantastic, Jessica, I am so glad you have your head screwed on. Of course, it's a risk but a calculated one that in due course will pay off. It's always hard at the beginning but gets so much easier as time goes on.

Thanks for your story.

Cheers,
Michael xx
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LouisaB Premium
Thank you for sharing this information. Reaching the finish line is the key towards attaining your success goal.
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Ultimateless Premium
Thanks Louisa, love the bird!
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kasage00 Premium
thanks for sharing!
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Ultimateless Premium
Thanks, Karin.
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joshua1999 Premium
Thanks for sharing this Micheal!
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Ultimateless Premium
Thanks, Joshua.
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