Rule No. 7: Internalize Your Motivation

by Michael Paradise

“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision.” – Muhammad Ali

The things that are most important to you, the things you need to accomplish must be motivated by something beneath the surface. Consider your goals. Ask yourself why each is important to you. Find what is motivating you to achieve your goals. If it seems to be a shallow, surface motivation at first then try looking deeper.  If you have no deep-seated motivation you will lose enthusiasm. But if you find something deeper that is truly important to you, internalize that motivation and don’t quit until you reach your goal.