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Personal development: Our need for motivation October 13, 2018

Posted by Dennis Mellersh in Concept of personal growth.
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One of the signature attributes of effective personal development programs is that for them to work successfully requires consistent practicing of the program’s elements; and this in turn requires us to be constantly motivated; whether we call our particular program personal growth, self-improvement or self-actualization, motivation is central.

Ideally we should be motivated intuitively, it should be part of our character or personality.

But most of us have to work at “being motivated” to do the internal work needed on a consistent basis.

As with taking a test or exam in school, “cramming” does not yield lasting results; it’s the practice of steady, regular effort that achieves the most solid and permanent results.

And to achieve that regular consistent effort, most of us need ongoing motivation, encouragement,  inspiration.

As Zig Ziglar has notes:

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well neither does bathing; that’s why we recommend it daily.”

Dennis Mellersh



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