Every other moment Entrepreneurs come across with various questions in their mind like, “ I don’t know how to have the self drive all the time?” “How to keep myself motivated?” “When I face challenges how can I move forward?” etc. I have done thousands of motivational sessions covering lakhs of people. I still do it. After the sessions I have received unbelievable feedbacks about the session, “this was an unbelievable session,” “I am totally charged up,” “Your session has changed my life,” “What a magical spell,” etc. But the sad thing is that only very few ever make a significant difference in their life after attending the session. The rest of them forget about the session in two to three weeks time.
I have heard and read so many trainers and authors making claims like, “who ever have attended my sessions, have changed their life in a massive positive way,” “whoever have read my books have taken a 180 Degree U-Turn in their life and started moving towards success.” I am sorry to state that I don’t believe in these kinds of statements. I don’t think any speaker can motivate his audience to take some strong decisions and move on to become successful; no author can motivate his/her readers to take a life changing decision and move towards massive success in life. At the same time I am not making a statement that all trainers and authors are ineffective. I still believe that the motivational trainers and authors are helping millions of people to change their life in a positive direction. I, myself, am a typical example. Whatever I have achieved in my life during the last 10 years, I heavily owe it to the training programs I attended and the books I have read.
Even I get so many strong positive feedbacks on my blogs like, “your blogs have opened my eyes,” “I am now experiencing a whole new perspective towards life,” I am getting better results in life as my attitude towards people have changed after reading your blogs,” etc. These trainers and authors are definitely helping lot of people to change their course of travel and achieve better results in life. My point is, not every one makes those positive changes in their life after reading a book or reading such blogs or after attending motivational training. Had it been solely the effectiveness of the trainer or the author everyone should have made significant positive results in their life. That means, how good a trainer you are, how good an author you are, you cannot motivate everyone.
Why is it so? The basic rule I believe in is, “Nobody can motivate anybody.” Why? Because, motivation is internal. It is within. It has to come from within. A trainer or author only can inspire others to get motivated. They cannot get inside their mind and work within their mind. In short an effective trainer or author can only inspire others to get motivated. But only very few ever get motivated. Do you know why? Do you have any idea who may be the people who get motivated?
The Motivation is formed from the word ‘MOTIVE’. Motive means aim, goal, your intention in life. Hence motivated means driven towards a motive. If there is no motive there is no motivation. And that no one can build or create a motive for you. Hence you need to find what is your motive, what do you want to accomplish in your life, in which way you want your life to be designed, what is your intention in your life etc
As said in Brihadaranyaka Upanishad “You are what your deep driving desire is; As your desire is so is your will; As your will is so is your deed; As your deed is so is your destiny”