So, you’ve been taking a close examination of your life, and realize there are things you’d like to change about yourself, or goals/dreams you’d like to accomplish.
The problem? Just because you’re ready to change doesn’t mean the people you currently hang around are going to want you to do the same. Some of them may try to talk you out of it; others may think they’re being “helpful” by expressing their concerns to you; and others might just downright tell you, “It’s impossible for you to (insert name of thing you’re wanting to do).”
When you hear these jabber-jaws spewing out all this negativity, it’s very easy to become less and less motivated to change. Furthermore, you may not have any tangible, i.e. in-reach, examples of people around you who have done what you want to do.
But fear not, my friend! Just because you don’t personally know someone close to you who’s reached the type of success you want doesn’t mean you can’t still be influenced by people who have.
Want to be inspired and motivated? Just go down to your local bookstore or library and go to the “Self-Help” and “Self-Motivation” sections. There, you will find hundreds, if not THOUSANDS, of examples of people who have gone after their dreams, healed after a life crisis, learned how to (and can explain how to) perform a new task, gone from being broke to ultra-rich, and just about anything else you could possibly think of!
Why are these books important? Within all of these various books and programs is one very important lesson: ANYONE can do ANYTHING if they have the right tools, the right mindset, and, with these books and programs, the right influence.
So, next time you want to learn how to use your invention to become a millionaire, and all your friends are telling you it’s a pipe dream, find a book written by someone who has done EXACTLY what you’re about to do. Your friends may say it’s impossible, but having an example to look at from someone who’s already done it – even if it’s just from ONE person – will be instantaneously boosting to your morale and sense of “I-CAN-DO-IT”-ness!
Ah, self-help/self-motivation books/programs… now THAT’S something to be thankful for!
– Aaron P. Taylor