Developing the motivation to achieve your goals can at times be a difficult task to master. In this portion of an interview between Dale Beaumont and Shelley Taylor-Smith discover the two keys to developing motivation and achieving your goals. As a 7-time World Marathon Swimming Champion, Shelley has overcome partial paralysis; several major and minor car accidents; a benign breast scare; a collapsed marriage and much more to become a highly in-demand speaker in Australia and overseas.
How can people develop the motivation necessary to achieve their goals?
There are two keys to developing motivation and achieving your goals:
- Know what you want;
- Know why you want it.
Far too many people know what they don’t want and that takes them nowhere. In fact, you may even find that the things you don’t want keep attracting and creating. How many of us have committed to finding out what we want? I knew I wanted to get out of a wheel chair and win gold medals, I knew I wanted to survive chronic fatigue and live – just live. I knew I wanted to live when doctors told me otherwise. Sometimes it takes ‘reality checks‘ like that to find out what we really want, but you don’t always have to go through them to do so. An easier way is to sit down with yourself, your family and loved ones and simply choose what you really want in life. If you are prepared to do whatever it takes, you will achieve it. You may experience ‘character building’ time but you have to maintain focus on your goal. In my experience we always get what we focus on in the end, whether it is the negative or positive. So stay focused on what you truly want. Knowing why you want it is what drives you when it’s too hard, too late, or too cold. It’s what keeps you going when everyone else quits.
For more of this interview and find out more on motivation to achieve your goals check out “Secrets of Great Public Speakers Exposed!“