Motivation Monday: Fail Better

We’re more than a week into the new year, and I’m sure some of you have already given up on your new year’s resolutions and goals.  It happens, so don’t beat yourself up, especially since I consider failure part of the process.  In fact, failure is a necessary step to reaching success. So often we see failure as the end, the stopping point in our goal, so we have to bring our effort to a halt and start again.  But if there is one important lesson I’ve learned in the last few years, it’s that failure can’t stop anyone from succeeding. ...

Motivation Monday: Doing Things you Really Really Don’t want to do

It’s not really that difficult to talk about motivation when dealing with something that we know we should be doing.  Something that has a plethora of ‘pros’ on a pros-cons list.  We know that performing the task is good for us, necessary, and it will make us feel better.  Motivational speakers and bloggers the world over talk about how to motivate yourself to do those things that will benefit you, help you get to where you want to be. But what about those things where there is an abundance of ‘cons?’ How do we motivate ourselves to accomplish tasks that we...