“A successful person realizes his personal responsibility for self-motivation. He starts with himself because he possesses the key to his own ignition switch.”
Kemmons Wilson, Founder of Holiday Inn Hotels
The most successful thing you can do in your life is to take action. Any action is a good start, even if you are unsure of where you are heading.
So many people say to me ‘I don’t know what my goals are. I don’t have any dreams. I don’t know what to do with my life.’
Well, rather than just drift along in the sea of mediocrity, start finding out what to do with your life.
This takes action, focus and commitment. And a mountain of courage. Because learning about yourself and what your dreams are is one of the most challenging things you can do in life. It is also the most rewarding.
Only a small percentage of people have what it takes to define their dreams and set goals. An even smaller percentage have the self-motivation to succeed at achieving their goals.
Will you be one of them?
When I started writing in cafes, I was turning the key to my own ignition switch. I didn’t know where it would lead at first. It was just something I wanted to do as part of my journey to success.
Ten years later, some of my Cafe Reflections™ have turned into a book. All have helped me to take personal responsibility for my dreams, my goals and my success.
Take some time today to sit down with a notebook and pen and have a Q&A session with yourself.
Ask yourself what excites you? What activities do you do where you lose track of time? What do you really enjoy immersing yourself in?
Keep asking until you can clearly identify what is the key to your ignition switch. It might take you hours, days, weeks or even months. As long as you keep asking, the answers will come.
Have you discovered the key to your ignition switch? Please share below.