Are baths essential to success?
A little story here to explain: Zig Ziglar, one of the greatest motivators we have ever had, got the following comment from a person in the audience once when he was giving a speech;
“Zig, it was a great speech, but….. motivation doesn’t last.”
Zig, brilliant as always, answered “Bathing doesn’t either. That’s why I recommend it daily!”
So today I ask you; how often do you bath?
- How often do you read, listen to or watch motivational material?
- How often do you spend time with people that are motivating to you?
- How often do you do things that motivate you?
- How often do you think motivating thoughts?
- How often do you motivate others?
Last week a good friend of mine told me about a movie I should watch, called “Discover the Gift“.
I didn´t know what to expect, kind of thought that this might not be a movie for me since I´m not sure we share the same taste for movies.
But I trust this friend of mine who knows me quite well so “Play” I hit and I loved it.
Now I want to recommend this movie to you, even though I may not know you quite as well as my friend knows me I´m willing to bet, since you follow me, that you will love it as well, at least like it..…
What I took from this movie was to think about my purpose and how I can serve others, like you.
To me that is a great motivation – getting encouraged to think about my purpose and my gift and we all have some gifts we should share, both for ourselves sakes and others.
When you realize what your purpose is and you trust it, you start doing more of the things you are supposed to be doing, bringing more love and laughter into your life. Not bad, not bad at all, especially since I think this is the key to your happiness and success.
Am I sounding to woo-woo now? I hope not.
You can choose what you pay your attention to and that way you create your reality. You can choose what you read, listen to, watch, whom you spend your time with etc.
Your thoughts lead to results so like I have said to you before in some prior blogs and eZines – if you feel you need to do some changes in your life, either your private or professional life, then the most powerful thing you can change are your thoughts.
I don´t know if you want to spend all your day taking motivational baths but please spend the majority of your days doing things that are good for you, motivate you and give you space to be who you really are and that way serve others by sharing your gift.
If you are not sure of what is your purpose or your gift, then I recommend some alone-time in total silence. And to take one quote from this movie; “In the silence from your own voice you soul speaks and directs you”.
Give yourself the permission to love and honor yourself for who you are, that is the only way to true happiness and true success.
I have blogged before on some of my favorite Zig Ziglar´s quotes, please check it out and other blogs here at my website.