Teaching and motivating others motivates me. I stumbled across this some years ago while working on my goal to become a better public speaker. One of the steps I took was joining a great organization called Toastmasters. The Toastmasters program is built around giving speeches focused on a specific goal each new speech building upon the last. Sounds like a sound formula for success doesn’t it? During some of the speeches I was giving I found that I became very motivated when I was teaching my audience about personal, professional and life success skills. Skills that I learned and had personally put into play to be more, do more and have more.
This thrill and literal adrenaline rush became quite addictive. So addictive that I was able to achieve all of my Toastmasters goals in a very short period of time, faster than anyone else in my club ever had. But these awards, while gratifying, were not the true driver behind my Toastmaster speaking success.
The driver behind my success was the feedback I was getting from those people in the audience. The more they learned from my message, the more I was driven to seek and teach them. Of course in order to teach I had to learn. I had to test. I had to apply. I have come across lots of information, tips, techniques, and gurus that did nothing for me. There were many methods I could not get to work for me. However, does that mean the time was waste? No!
You see, every single book I read, seminar I attended, or audio I listen to did one of two things (often they did both.) It taught me something new that I needed to go out and try; and/or it drove home something I had already learned and needed to continue to implement – because some facts are core principles to personal, professional and life success.
But this blog and these posts are not just about me – they are here to help you learn that things you need to go out and try or perhaps remind you of the tips and techniques that you know already and just need to get out there and implement because as you already know – some facts are just principle truths.
Principle truths in life are time tested and everlasting. For example, he time tested truths of nearly all religions i.e. do unto others as you would have them do unto you; though shalt not kill and so on are founding principles that just work. Whether you believe in the rest of the text offered by any given religion, the writers core message is still sound, focus on and work towards a worthy goal then good things will come back around to you tenfold.
These types of principles were here a thousand years ago, are still being taught today, and will be taught and applied a thousand years to come. The names of the teachers will change; the names of the students will change. Heck, even the method by which the message is shared will change. But the core success principles will still be there firm and strong, unyielding and unmoved by the sands of time.
You could sum most all success principles into this:
- Figure out what you want.
- Find out what you need to do to get it.
- Start Doing That – TODAY!
I chuckle as I re-read that last part of this post. Why you may ask? Well because it is that true. It is so true you honestly do not have to read any more of my blog, my courses or any of my articles. Those three things are so sound that you could close this internet window and never come back to this site. But I hope you do come back because I go through some great ways for you to make each of those steps a little easier. To avoid procrastination inside any of those steps and avoid running out of energy or motivation along the way – so again, keep reading.
But before you leave today – let me ask you this. What core success principle have you read, heard or learned over the course of your lifetime. Like I said this blog is not all about me – I want to hear about you. Let me hear about what core personal, professional or life success principles you have learned – leave me a comment below so I can learn from you too!
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One of Today’s Top Motivated Coaches and Author of Success Atlas Programs