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Movement: The Untold Secret Of The Most Successful People In The World

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Movement: The Untold Secret Of The Most Successful People In The World


“It is never the size of your problem that is the problem. It’s a lack of momentum” -John Maxwell

How would you like to learn a secret that will keep you motivated to work hard on any task every single day of your life? How would you like to get things done and motivate everyone? No matter what your mood, and whether you’re tired or not, this little secret works like a magic and will allow you work through any task no matter how daunting it is.

This little secret triggers motivation at any given time. With this secret, motivation is not what you wait for, it is what you create and you can make it come easily anytime you need it! It is the best way for creating an unstoppable force for your breakthrough.

So what’s this secret, so powerful it will literally change your life? I sum it up in just three words: “Movement creates Motivation”, I call it the ‘Movement’ advice. This philosophy has changed everything that I do. In fact, it is a forward momentum approach to achieving anything you want.

Whether in business, relationship, keeping fit, leadership, spiritual build up, entrepreneurship journey, or even parenting, it works everywhere and at any time. If you are not motivated, you need to move. Motivation is not created by waiting.  It’s created by physical movement.

This philosophy will not suddenly change everything around you but I guarantee you this, if you begin to practice what I have explained in this article, it will dramatically improve your results. I have tried it severally, and I can assure that it will never fail.

I’ll let you in on a little secret: the most successful people in the world are not always motivated!  They don’t live their life by their mood.  They generate their motivation through movement. That’s why Nike has become a billion dollar brand.

Think about their slogan “Just Do It”.As a personal development coach, I’ve worked with a lot of people over the years, and I can tell you that the reason one person looks fantastic and the other person just looks average is most often due to consistency, and not motivation.

This is very simplistic, I know, but if you want to get the body you want, the single biggest thing is consistency. If you want to get the relationship that you desire, it is still consistency. The people who are getting the results you want are almost always more consistent in their approach. They don’t let lack of motivation stop them from taking continued action. They just do it!

As a columnist on several national and international platforms, I realize that I have to churn up contents weekly and also many times daily on social media. I started my writing ministry waiting to be motivated to write until I realize that I can’t afford to wait for motivation any longer.

I wonder how I will  tell my editor that the reason why I wasn’t able to submit my weekly write-ups was because I wasn’t motivated! I realize that for me to have a sustainable writing ministry, I will have to make motivation catch up with me and not the other way round. Today, I have many task to do that I can’t just wait for motivation! I have learnt over the years to substitute motivation with movement. Many times I pick up my pen to write without motivation and keep ending up each time with a masterpiece!

Most of my write-ups are not born out of motivation, they are born out of ‘movement’. Don’t wait for your spirit to be stirred before you take necessary and strategic steps in life. Move your spirit! Many times I just pick up my pen with nothing particularly in mind to write on, but ultimately stunned with the piece I eventually churned up. Most masterpiece are not born out of motivation, they are born out of movement.

The core secret of sustainable and consistent success is ‘Movement’ and not ‘Motivation’. Movement creates motivation, not the other way round. Never wait for motivation to happen to you. Just move!

The #1 enemy of success is waiting to be motivated! Motivation is meant for starters, Movement is the secret of finishers! If you want to finish strong in life, never wait for motivation. As a mother, you wake up early in the morning to prepare the children for school, prepare the breakfast for the family, clean the house, and prepare yourself for the day’s activity. Every mother will tell you they seldom wait to be motivated to do this, they just carry themselves off the bed and start moving!.

movement vs motivation quotes

Waiting for motivation simply means that you’ve waited too long! As a personal development coach, I have realized that the easiest way to kill procrastination is to stop waiting to be motivated before taking a step. One of the signs of maturity is moving yourself to create motivation and not vice versa. The longer you keep moving consistently, the bigger the momentum.

Your destiny and impact is far reaching that you can’t just sit around waiting to be motivated or looking out for a lucky break. You have to create your own motivation by consistent movement at something that you love to do.

Take ownership of your own motivation and stop waiting for motivation to happen to you. Movement creates momentum, momentum creates motivation.

Many books have been left unwritten because the writers were waiting for motivation. Many innovations had been buried in the grave because of waiting for motivation. Many ideas will forever lay dormant because of lack of movement.

In writing that book, in investing into that relationship, in using that gift or talent, in building that business empire or ministry, never again wait for motivation. One person has all the talent and knowledge they need, but they just lack the discipline to just take action. Don’t be that person! Take daily and consistent steps towards your goal.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Movement creates momentum, momentum creates motivation”-Gbenga Adebambo

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  1. Dana Igwe

    March 2, 2019 at 8:47 AM

    ur wisdom will not run dry. I look forward to this weekly. jah bless

  2. Big Aunty Koks

    March 2, 2019 at 5:02 PM

    Good point! Thanks.

  3. Rosy

    March 4, 2019 at 5:46 PM

    Good articles. thank you

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