The other day, I was asked a question by a reader and friend.
She asked: “It’s hard for me to stay motivated and consistently make progress towards my goals. How do I get motivated and stay motivated?“
It’s a good question, because when we are motivated, we stay consistent and we make progress. We’ll stay up late, read all the books, put in the extra work, develop the skills, create the habits and do all the little things necessary to realize our goal.
It’s that simple.
This got me thinking about the times where I was driven like an obsessive maniac to accomplish a goal, and the times I was unmotivated and failed.
After searching through my stories, and re-reading the lessons of great leaders and peak performers, I noticed that there are 4 fundamentals to getting motivated and staying motivated.
When we understand and implement these fundamentals we create unstoppable motivation and achieve our goal.
Many books are written and released each year. Most of them are bad, some of them are good, a few are great, and the top .001% are exceptional.
It’s rare that an author is a great writer AND has deep domain expertise. This is a list of books by authors who are both.
Who’s this book list for? The creative/visionary/big picture thinker who wants to awaken their inner genius.
I’m not a big drinker. But when I do, I get crippling hangovers. It’s not just the awful hangover feeling that pisses me off, It’s that I stop being my best.
Instead of dealing with the repercussions of my poor decisions, I’ve been perfecting an antidote. It’s been years in the making, but I’m ready to release it.
I’m calling it “The Hangover Cure For The Masses“. You can call it whatever you want.
What I’ve done is broken down a hangover cure using food and supplements. This post focuses on the fundamentals of hacking your hangover, with a few notes for the elite performer who needs to bounce back quickly.
They Hated Him.
His biggest fans burned his jersey. They cursed his name. They wished he was never born.
When Lebron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers he went from the biggest star in the NBA, to the most hated man in sports. Just like that, in an instance.
This post is about his road to redemption.
It’s about how he elevated himself to a new level of super-stardom.
In this guest post from my buddy Robert James Collier you’ll learn:
- The secret behind ‘Post Traumatic Growth’
- How he used his daily habits to create a new skillset. One that the basketball world had never seen.
- The common thread between elite performers like Lebron, Picasso and Steve Jobs.
The zone is just a brainwave state
It’s important to know that “The Zone” is not a quasi-mythological state, but well researched brain wave state.
Research conducted by the Biocybernaut Institute shows that peak performers from Brady to Mark Cuban know how to generate peak performance when they need to. They understand how to calm their nervous system before big moments and can get generate performance boosting brain waves (almost at will).
Today’s post is about how top performers can use well researched methods and techniques to produce more Alpha brainwaves and get in the zone.
In the last post we talked about how exponential technologies are creating a need for rapid learning. Today’s topic is about how top performers manage their emotions and remain calm under extreme pressure.
Here’s the problem: Most people walk around in a low level state of anxiety. This constant anxiety clouds our judgment and stops our ability to develop as top performers. Research shows that consistent anxiety causes degradation of the area of your brain that controls willpower and self-control.
It gets worse.
When placed in stressful situations our nervous system kicks in; all learning stops and performance plummets. Worst of all, in high pressure situations we panic and we stop being the best version of ourselves. This is especially frustrating when you are used to performing at a high level.
The first time I saw Laird Hamilton. I knew this guy was a badass. He was jacked, tall, had blond hair, and was a big wave surfer. Hamilton had calm confidence about him that came through even while watching him on TV. For some reason I was really impressed by the guy.
He was like a mutant king from another planet. The things he was doing were so beyond anything I could ever dream of doing. He was achieving the impossible and with ease. His laser like focus, calm presence under chaos, and ability to slow down time were like nothing I had ever seen. It was like he was able to see the codes of the Matrix and knew what was coming before anyone else.
In other words, he had abilities that I would never have.