What you do is important. Why you do it may be more important.
If you’re outlining a goal or making a plan, your motivation is of supreme importance. It will motivate you and sustain you if it’s right.
If it’s not, why bother? While you may press on to the end just to finish what you started, the achievement will be empty. Don’t prostitute your efforts.
Dig deep. Your motivation may not be easy to see before you make your plans or set your goals. But don’t start if you don’t know.
So what’s your goal? What’s your plan? What’s your motivation?
Answer those three questions and you’re a step ahead of your ambitious but empty hearted competition.
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