Elements of Motivation
By Captain Bob Webb
The person who achieved their goal
had a VISION that MOTIVATED them.
A vision that motivates is the standard constant for success across all social
classes and/or lifestyles. It does not matter how many years a person spent
in classrooms, a motivating vision is the common denominator for
achievement. President Abraham Lincoln never went to school; he became
President because he had a vision that motivated him. In addition, his
vision was so powerful that it motivated everyone around him and that energy
motivated the country.
This website will give you the tools to put purpose and meaning in your life,
helping you develop a vision, thereby motivating you to a more exciting
lifestyle. This can be done if you recognize barriers and work at removing them.
A vision that motivates is the secret. Achieving a desired lifestyle is the
- Three Elements of Motivation
- Motivation starts with the desire to be free, to be free from dependency
on others, freedom to live the lifestyle we dream of, freedom to explore our
ideas. Total freedom is not possible or desirable, but the struggle to
achieve that ideal is the basis for motivation.
- Visions and Lifestyles
- People who have a vision control their destiny and lifestyle. For people
without a vision, their destiny and lifestyle is controlled by others.
We become what we think about all day.
To change our lifestyle we must change our thinking habits.
We change our thinking habits by focusing on desired goals.
- 7 Rules of Motivation
- What is takes to hang in there.
- How Goals Find a Desired Lifestyle
- Most people have a dream of the lifestyle they want to live and are
searching for ways to achieve it. Some people achieve it and others never
come close. Why?
- Develop a Dream
- Is daydreaming a form of education? Does daydreaming bring opportunity? If
dreams are the beginning of opportunity, don’t they have value?
Dreams are more valuable than money, because dreams find opportunity.
Money FIRST does not fulfill dreams, it can kill them.
Seek your dream, money will follow.
Money is not a goal, it is a reward ONLY for personal achievement.
- Setting Goals
- Success on achieving goals is dependent on three elements.
- The common argument for failure is "I lost interest or I didn’t have
enough money." While true, neither one is valid. Motivation depends on many
factors with the primary factor being the power of your dreams. Money is one
of the barriers that can be overcome. Achievement requires developing
attitudes/habits that keep you on track.
- Overcoming Failure
- Failure is a learning tool. Thomas Edison failed a thousand times before
he invented the light bulb. Failure is trying to do things others have not
considered. It is a temporary by-product of creativity. It is challenging
the learning process.
"We first make our habits, then our habits make us."
- Comfort Zones
- Comfort zones are directly related to our dreams or goals which is
associated with self-fulfilling prophecy. In order to grow and change, we
must be discontent with our current comfort zone.
- A Goal Is a Journey of Decisions
- A goal is a powerful desire that sends us on a journey using decisions to
transport us to an unknown destination. Very often, this destination is
vague because we encounter opportunities/experiences that change our
thinking which changes our direction.
Opportunity is attracted to people with a dream.
They are the first to be hired, first to be offered opportunity, and first
to be promoted. Bigger the dream the faster doors open. People without a
dream are last to be hired, last to be promoted, and first to be laid-off in
a force reduction. For non-dreamers, doors remain closed. "WHY?" People with
a dream act differently than non-dreamers, dreamers develop an attitude that
radiates energy, they have a sense of purpose and meaning to their lives.
Radiant energy is an attitude that bosses like and to which they offer
opportunity. This is how the impossible becomes possible.
- Motivational Speakers, Emotional Reaction
and Rhetoric Hype
- A good motivational speaker is a pleasure to listen to and can inspire us
to keep pushing when things go wrong. An occasional motivation seminar can
make us feel good and can produce positive results. On the other hand, there
is a dark side. Emotional hype can become a trap if one is not aware of it.
- Events that Motivated Me to Take Action
- During my school age years the formal education system was
a disaster, I was a straight “F” student. But! I had real world experiences
that led me to success beyond my wildest dreams. Today these experiences have helped motivate thousands of
people to take action to fulfill their dreams.
The above poster and others in the website are available in booklet form at
Many people have no further ambition other than to
learn a professional skill that supports a lifestyle that meets basic needs.
For them, life is standing still. This attitude is the result of pressure,
by society, to accept the status quo. Today, students are given
control drugs, forcing them to accept the status quo. This is the end of
visionaries in our society.
The information at this website is based on my
experience and research that agrees with my experience. There is a lot of
garbage and wishful thinking floating around out there. Using my experience
as a guide, I can sort out and focus on concepts that work. See
story behind the websites.
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