Motivation: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Motivation… an excerpt from the soon to be released book:

Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time by Gary A. McAbee

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Motivation by definition includes action. Consequently there cannot be any action without motivation. I will take it a step further and say everything, including inaction, is caused by motivation. For example, if you want to walk, you have to be motivated to get started. On the other hand, if you chose to stand still, you have to be motivated to stay in place. These examples prove that motivation is not some whirlwind idea that can come in and make sweeping change. Instead, it is the reason why you take each and every action. In order to provide Motivation for the World, it is necessary to provide motivation for yourself.

The initial takeaway from this concept is people are always self-motivated to do whatever they want to do. Self-motivation is taking action based on how you feel; I call this our inner-drive. Self-motivation is a critical component of the success process and achieving victory. We make decisions constantly about what comes next, and the actions we take are based on being self-motivated. In other words, you have the power to determine whether you make progress on the road to success, remain in the same place, or take steps backward.

We want to discuss motivational strategies and tactics that will propel us forward. In order to do this, we need to learn about the things that make us advance in a positive direction. Positive things can spur us on; I call these things positive motivators. Negative things can also push us toward taking action; I call these things negative motivators. Since both exist simultaneously, we must remain aware of motivating factors that align with our dreams and vision. These are the things that propel us toward setting goals and achieving victory.

How do successful people stay motivated in order to move forward? We have already covered several tactics they use. Successful people define and expect victory. They build seemingly endless reservoirs of faith. Successful people believe in the power of thinking in terms of if and when things will happen. They dream and use their vision to see what success looks like and how it will ultimately feel. They find their passion and use it as a constant reminder of their purpose in life. They set goals and treat success as a process that will work in their favor if they stay the course and stick to the plan. These are some of the tactics the high-achievers use to stay motivated.
Affirmation: I am self-motivated so that I can put in the necessary effort to become more successful.

 

 

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Chapter 6: Passion: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 5: Vision: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 4: Dream: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 3: If: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 2: Faith: Motivation for the World, One Word At a Time

Chapter 1: Victory: Motivation for the World, One Word At a Time

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Goal: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Goal… an excerpt from the soon to be released book:

Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time by Gary A. McAbee

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Goal is one of the success keywords we all have used at one time or another. A goal by definition is an ending. This means goals are a part of a process that will eventually lead to a conclusion. Close inspection of this definition reveals that a goal does not have a positive or negative end. It is just the end toward which effort is directed. So it is important to note that people can have goals that lead toward construction and good things, or goals that lead toward destruction and bad things. Ether scenario requires effort, and this is where so many people miss the mark. Obviously, we want to use goals to build and lead to greater heights and victory.

Most people know what goals are by definition, but knowledge of the road to get to goal-setting can be a mystery. We completed the Wish Upon a Star exercise together, yet this effort did not include any planning. It simply established what victory looks like, and encouraged us to have faith. I did this purposely to prove that most people start with the concept of victory, and then build their faith to achieve it. Many continue to think about the possibilities of victory through faith, and if in order to be successful. Some think about victory, faith, if, and then dream. Fewer people think about victory, faith, if, and dream, in order to develop a vision. Even less people think about victory, faith, if, dream, vision, and then find their passion. Only a handful of people think about victory, faith, if, dream, vision, passion, and then use all of these things to establish and write down their goals!

Many people set goals and seek to make an honest attempt at achieving them. However, unless a goal is written and committed to memory, it is little more than a wish. I honestly do not believe unwritten goals become dreams or visions. I think these goals are lost, or at least directionless. Goals that are not written are like ships that sail without a compass. They might have a good idea about how to get to the end result, but the true path to get to the destination does not exist. I believe it is almost impossible to complete a worthwhile goal without a well-thought out, written plan! As a side note, there are some people with beautiful minds who can memorize things without writing them down. If this is you, go for it. However, remember that writing those goals down will serve to strengthen, not hinder the goal-setting process.

We must ask how successful people set self-imposed goals that lead them toward higher achievement. I believe successful people expect victory. To achieve their victory, they strategically plan and write down their time-oriented goals. They allow time-oriented goals become self-imposed goals through creating realistic dates of completion. Successful people can make their self-imposed goals become socially- imposed goals for others. In other words, they do not wait for others to set goals for them. Finally, once their goal is met, successful people set new, higher goals! You too can use this blueprint to achieve your goals. The time is now! Complete a goal-setting worksheet today!

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Affirmation: If I take the necessary step of writing down my goals, I will complete them one by one and ensure successful outcomes.

 

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Chapter 4: Dream: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 3: If: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 2: Faith: Motivation for the World, One Word At a Time

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Happy New Year 2017: Motivation for the World

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Happy New Year from Gary A. McAbee

 

Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do.

-Orison Swett Marden

Motivation for the World

Wake Up!

Rise Up!

 

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Passion: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

 

Passion… an excerpt from the soon to be released book:

Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time by Gary A. McAbee

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The word passion has several different meanings that evoke strong reactions. My initial reaction to hearing the word is to think of something related to romance. This idea is not incorrect, because passion as it relates to romance is the same as it relates to success. We can also use the definition of passion as a strong desire to achieve victory. It includes all of the components we will use as Motivation for the World. Passion also means knowing what field or vocation you want to be in to make your dreams come true. Let us start firs with passion as a means to accomplish great things.

I believe nothing of major significance has ever been completed without a strong desire to something great. The desire to be great is not an accident. Victory is not achieved by chance. It begins with faith, and the belief that success will come if we state exactly what we want. Then that dream that aligns itself with the right vision. Passion is the spark that continues the process of creating the finished product. Passion has to be involved in every step going forward. If not, the creative processes we all possess will be in constant conflict as we move toward success.

Passion needs to be injected in various stages of the success process you will learn in this book. As a teaser, I will share how passion must take its rightful place during these critical concepts, starting with creating goals. Completing a substantial goal requires a heavy dose of passion and enthusiasm. Goal setting is not the most exciting thing to do, especially when the end results seem so far away. This is why passion always helps; in fact, it can never hurt when setting goals! I sincerely hope that you will remember this as you complete the next call-to-action exercise.

Passion is needed when it is time to build our knowledge base. Success requires embarking on a journey of continuous knowledge and reinvention. Again, this is not the most glamorous part of the process, so an injection of passion will help. Seriously, who like to do extensive research when there are a million better things to do? Not many people, but everyone who wants to achieve any victory has to engage in some sort of self-paced and self-guided study. I call this doing the dirty work that many people never do. Congratulations if you are the one who can do this without much motivation. For everyone else, add a little passion while building your knowledge base.

 

Affirmation: I will find my passion and use my God-given abilities to pursue the outcome I desire.

 

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Chapter 4: Dream: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 3: If: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 2: Faith: Motivation for the World, One Word At a Time

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The “Start” of Your Success: The Election of 2016

Now that the Election of 2016 is over, there are many things that I could say about the outcome. To be clear, I wanted Hillary Clinton to win. To be transparent, I am an ardent supporter of President Barack Obama. To be honest, I am in shock that Donald Trump is the President-elect. Some people see his win as a tragedy. Others see it as an opportunity. Either way, I am here to say neither of these positions is right; neither of these positions is wrong. A Donald Trump Presidency is neither the beginning of the world, nor the end of it. It is all a matter of perspective and how our beliefs are shaped and molded by politics and our current elected-officials.

I am here to offer a way to change your perspective and hopefully change the way you think now that this election season has come to an end.

The start of your success is the Election of 2016.

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I have always been an advocate of “self” as a gift from God: we have the ability to increase (or decrease) our self-motivation, self-reliance, and self-improvement. Notice that these three characteristics have nothing to do with who is the President of the Unites States. Too many people falsely believe that someone or something other than their God-given abilities is the reason for their success, or the reason for their failure. Honestly, the Presidency of Barack Obama, though very inspiring and uplifting to me personally, did little to increase or decrease my standing in this world. Instead, my rise or fall could only be attributed to one cause: me! The same is true for you! Therefore, neither Donald Trump’s victory nor Hillary Clinton’s loss (nor Barack Obama’s exit) should have a tangible effect on your daily output, productivity, and success.

How to deal with the apparent setback if your candidate lost…

Regardless of who sits in the White House, that person has no true responsibility for your happiness or your level of success. It is up to you! Your new task is to accept the fact that life is full of possibilities waiting to be discovered each day. Opportunity abounds! Now is the time to open your eyes and seek new challenges. Now is the time to take a risk. Now is the time to tell someone you love them. Now is the time to focus. Now is the time to be proactive. Now is the time to press on. WAKE UP! As you can see, if you choose not to do these things, the world may give you a different result than you were expecting.

How to deal with the apparent victory if your candidate won….

Regardless of who sits in the White House, that person has no true responsibility for your happiness or your level of success. It is up to you! Your new task is to accept the fact that life is full of possibilities waiting to be discovered each day. Opportunity abounds! Now is the time to open your eyes and seek new challenges. Now is the time to take a risk. Now is the time to tell someone you love them. Now is the time to focus. Now is the time to be proactive. Now is the time to press on. RISE UP! As you can see, if you choose not to do these things, the world may give you the result you were expecting.

This election has proven to me that personal responsibility, a renewed commitment to excellence, and increasing knowledge are a few of the bedrock principles that will lead to success. Successful people define and expect victory. They build seemingly endless reservoirs of faith. Successful people believe in the power of thinking in terms of if and when things will happen. They dream and use their vision to see what success looks like and how it will ultimately feel. Your success neither depends on any elected official, nor does it depend on who is supposed to be leading you. Your success ALWAYS depends on YOU!

It doesn’t matter if your candidate lost. If you must, use it as motivation to get your house in order now. Get motivated and move forward!

It doesn’t matter if your candidate won. If you must, use it as motivation to get your house in order now. Get motivated and move forward!

Either way, you win! The start of your success is the Election of 2016.

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Vision: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Vision… an excerpt from the soon to be released book:

Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time by Gary A. McAbee

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By definition, vision means we have been given the power to see what we will or may become a reality. It is called vision. We can use our vision to see victory. We can use our vision to see the results of activating our faith. We can use our vision to create if statements that have meaning and purpose. We can use our vision to dream about the possibilities of a brighter tomorrow. It should probably scare, and then excite us when we realize we really can see the future. It does not matter how far away we believe we are from the future we want. We can see our ultimate destination: success.

One of the greatest gifts given to man is our ability to imagine, and use what we “see” to create a vision. To be clear, I need to establish a clear distinction between the vision of the eyes (natural), and the vision of the mind (spiritual). These are two totally different things that can disrupt the process of success if they are not separated. Remember this fact: we cannot trust the natural vision we have from our eyes. It is created for us. On the other hand, we can trust the spiritual vision we have from our mind. It is created by us, a gift given to us from our Creator.

Wait what… we cannot trust what we see? This is 100% correct. For all the non-believers, I need to have you complete a short exercise. Use your natural vision (or imagination) to look (quickly) in the direction of the sun. How big does it appear to be? Now look up the real dimensions of the sun. The object you saw and thought you knew based on your natural vision is actually a lot larger than it appears to be. Your natural vision let you down in terms of identifying the true size of the sun. If it can let you down here, believe that it can, and does, let you down all the time.

Instead, we need to focus on the spiritual vision we create in our minds. This is the ability to create through our imagination anything we can conceive. It is a scary thought that we have the ability to put ourselves in any situation and visualize it over and over again. Yet this universal skill is right there for the taking. In fact, we use our spiritual vision all the time without even realizing it. Today, you visualized yourself doing something in your mind that was totally different than what you were actually doing. You might have seen something from yesterday. You might have seen an event in the future. Either way, you used your spiritual vision to see something that is not actually happening in the present moment…

 

Affirmation: My gift of spiritual vision will work to attract the resources readily available to achieve the ultimate victory I will attain.

 

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Dream: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Dream… an excerpt from the soon to be released book:

Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time by Gary A. McAbee

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What exactly is a dream? When we think of dreams, we often think of the visions and fantasies experienced while sleeping. These images have both fascinated and puzzled mankind throughout human history. However, as it relates to Motivation for the World, we need to use the definition that refers to our aspirations as the concept that makes a clear distinction between our nighttime dreams and our success related dreams. Did you notice the definition of dream used here has the words goal and aim attached to it?

We want on focus on dreams that we create by using our conscious mind in order to start the creative process. These dreams go through a filter to determine whether or not they are achievable or unrealistic. I believe we think about the dreams we believe we can achieve, and allow the unrealistic dreams to sit in far corners of the mind. The dreams you think about the most are attainable! The things you give your attention to can become a reality. These are the dreams that should go from thought, to action, to reality. The process of making this happen starts with belief that we can achieve victory.

Is it just me, or does this sound too good to be true? Our society has us brainwashed into believing success is tucked away in some place far away that the “average” person can never find. Success belongs to someone else, not us. So, we should be happy just to get through this life by merely squeaking out an existence. Nothing is farther from the truth! You have already been introduced to the concept of victory. You have explored the power of faith. Through using if and when, you have the capability to dream about things a lot bigger than your current existence. You have the ability to think without limits, and then attract those thoughts until they become a reality.

What is your wildest dream? If we know in advance this dream will come true, I am sure we would start working on it immediately. Yet some still would not have enough belief that it will come true, even it is guaranteed to happen! This is equivalent to turning a definite victory into a defeat. It is a perfect example of the limits we place on ourselves. We limit our ability to dream! We limit our ability to have faith! Those of us who cannot muster up enough faith to believe a dream will come true have a major roadblock to overcome on the road to success. Thankfully, there are endless concepts and tools that can be used to overcome this thinking.

 

Affirmation: I am a dreamer and I have the ability to turn my dreams into the victories I want to accomplish.

 

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If: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

If… an excerpt from the soon to be released book:

Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time by Gary A. McAbee

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In my opinion, if is one of the most important words in the English language. By definition, it causes us to suppose that something may happen. It is an uncertainty, a possibility that may or may not come to pass. It puts us on notice that we can expect an outcome, but that outcome is not guaranteed to work in our favor or the way we want it to be. Knowing exactly what if means unlocks potential when we apply it to an outcome we would like to see in the future.

If is a word that provides an opportunity. By putting the opportunity down on paper, it can lead to victory. This occurs because using the possibilities associated with if activates our faith. Through the activation of faith, we will begin to seek ways to make our possibilities become reality. This is how the brain works. So I am saying that using if to start the process of victory will activate the faith necessary to achieve a desired outcome. We need to get work using if immediately to unlock the power of what is possible.

One technique I have learned about is writing if statements. If statements are declarations that start with the word if, and they point toward a possible future outcome. By putting these statements together, we put our brain on notice that we are seeking a specific outcome. In other words, we give our minds a target to focus on. Once the brain has clear directions, it will naturally focus on those directions and draw the necessary thoughts and resources in pursuit of that end result. This does not guarantee success, but it does improve the odds of success dramatically. As an example, let’s look at a few of my if statements…

  • If this book becomes a bestseller, it will fulfill one of my goals in life.
  • If I write one new affirmation each month, I will have an extensive collection of life changing information.
  • If the Cleveland Browns win a championship, I will be at their victory parade.

Now we are going to get to work by changing the way that we use the word if. Instead of saying if, we are going to replace it with when. The reason for this is the word if refers to a possibility or potential outcome. There is nothing wrong with using if to describe what is possible. It starts the process of thought. By definition whatever is attached to the word if has not manifested itself in real-life yet. We want to see the results we want by using a word replacement technique. “When” is a word that also points to an outcome, but this word means the outcome is expected or will happen. So replacing if (possibility) with when (certainty) also changes the way we think about a situation.

Let’s look at my “if” statements and change them into “when” statements…

  • If this book becomes a bestseller, it will fulfill one of my goals in life.
    • When this book becomes a bestseller, it will fulfill one of my goals in life.
  • If I write one new affirmation each month, I will have an extensive collection of life changing information.
    • When I write one new affirmation each month, I will have an extensive collection of life changing information.
  • If the Cleveland Browns win a championship, I will be at their victory parade.
    • When the Cleveland Browns win a championship, I will be at their victory parade.

An amazing thing happens when we use if statements, and it gets even better when we use when statements as a replacement. This process activates our brain to seek what we call into existence. The process starts with thinking about the outcome. Next, we visualize the outcome and what it would look like in the natural world. We go on to build excitement about the outcome. Finally, we pursue the outcome to make it become reality. This method of thought and action will continue until it is realized or we make a conscious decision to give up or start over.

Affirmation: I have the God-given power to make my dreams become a reality.

 

 

 

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Faith: Motivation for the World, One Word At a Time

Faith… an excerpt from the soon to be released book:

Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time by Gary A. McAbee

Faith

In the Book of Hebrews, faith is defined as: the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. What this means is simple: you have to have faith to believe that things can, and will happen, even when it looks as if they are impossible. This is when many people lose what it means to be faithful. They can’t see the results they want, so they believe that they are not attainable. They believe they cannot achieve a victory. Nothing is farther from the truth.

Being faithful means to know and anticipate things that will come your way. Faith will bring you the things you want. It is critical to understand that having faith is an element of all creation. Creation requires starting with nothing, and using our innate ability to see the outcome we want in our mind. We have already seen this concept in action by using affirmations. A starting point is to write and recite your affirmations to state your current situation and build your faith for a better future. Affirmations are one of many actions that must be completed as we start to work toward successful outcomes.

Although we will address the concept of work later, it is critical to link work to the ability to activate and cultivate faith to create. The Bible in the Book of James says: faith without works is dead. Unfortunately for some, faith and work are two ideas that do not go together. However, it is important to tie faith and work together. First of all, it takes faith: an unwavering belief that we can live up to our unlimited potential. Second, it takes work: a burning desire to do whatever it takes to achieve what we want. This powerful combination is a force, ordained by God, that can’t be prevented or stopped. When we start to understand this, we will be able to move toward success.

Faith does not walk by sight, it walks by possibilities. This is why we must be trained to affirm our current situation in the most positive light. Faith has NOTHING to do with your perceived lack. Instead, it focuses on the future that you can’t see. It focuses on opportunities not yet realized in the natural world. It focuses on our God-given ability to produce results beyond our wildest dreams as a child. It focuses on victory! Seeing production requires the activation of our faith. We have already seen affirmations. Soon, we will complete an exercise that will make you think about your wildest dreams and write them down. By doing so, you will activate your faith and begin the journey toward success.

Affirmation: I walk by faith because I believe God has a plan and a purpose for my life.

 

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Victory: Motivation for the World, One Word At a Time

Victory… an excerpt from the soon to be released book:

Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time by Gary A. McAbee

Victory

I believe one of the greatest joys is when we successfully overcome an opponent, difficult situation, or challenge. At least, this is the way I feel when I achieve a level of success that I did not expect nor anticipate. For me these are special achievements and I consider each of them a victory. I thank God every day for small victories, because sometimes that is all that goes right in a given day. Major accomplishments take time, and finding your victory when pursuing major goals may be a prolonged wait. Unfortunately, sometimes the ultimate victory never comes along.

The road to success is littered with obstacles, hardships, and challenges that must be faced on a daily basis. If we are not careful, these hazards can slow us down or grind us to a halt. It happens every day. One of the coping mechanisms we can use to fight this is the concept of celebrating each and every victory. It does not matter how big or small the victory. Just be sure to celebrate it. Give yourself a pat on the back (it may be the only one you receive that day). Hidden in this idea is the ability to recognize when you have achieved a victory and how long to celebrate before you move on to the next challenge.

The only way to know when you achieve a victory is to have written down goals and milestones to reach those goals. Some go as far as creating daily to-do lists and then crossing off accomplishments upon completing tasks. These are small victories, and the celebration of theses feats is the physical act of crossing them out on paper. Now magnify this act tenfold. Write down goals and then break them down into smaller, more manageable chunks. Then you can knock them off, one at a time, until the larger goal is in reach. All along the way, celebrate each and every victory. These acts of self-praise will spur you on to greater actions…

Affirmation: I achieve victories both great and small because I am willing to pay the price for success every day.

 

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