As long as those status symbols remain important to us, we haven’t mastered that area of our lives
I have found over the years that when you commit to a project, whether it is starting a business, a new relationship or learning a new skill, opportunities arise that you ordinarily would not have noticed.
I recall the old timers advising me, “It’s just a numbers game – you have to get a certain number of rejections before you’ll get a sale.” Over time, I realized that was not really accurate.
The trick is getting comfortable with change a little at a time.
Once upon a time people were motivated by honour. Acquiring it, maintaining it, defending it. Bitter duels were fought in its name. I don’t hear much talk about honour anymore.
Nothing works quite as long or as powerfully as something hard and shiny with a name engraved on it.
Sometimes an idea is so exciting that we can’t leave it alone.
Sometimes you have to rip the cover off the book
Find out what is valuable to the person you want to motivate.
If you ever want to discover the motivation behind an action that appears to be random, backtracking the money trail is frequently a good way to find it.