There I was, waiting at a stop light in traffic today. A woman in the passenger seat of a fairly new Nissan Altima exits the car and runs to pickup a beer can in the nearby median.
She scores 5-cents. We watched.
What’s the first thing that comes to your mind?
She must be poor.
She probably doesn’t have a lot.
That is awful.
I say, good for her.
It takes a lot of confidence to get out there, in front of an audience and do your thing. You must have a passion for life and your beliefs to stay motivated in these situations.
What I want you to get out of this article is to stop being afraid. Especially from the fears and challenges you place on yourself.
Are you as confident to get out in front of a crowd and pickup a beer can like the woman from my story?
How about standing up to speak about your product, service, or cause?
I recently spoke at UMass Dartmouth about careers in Social Media. I’m not going to lie, I was a little scared. MBA classes and top ranking professors listening to me speak about a topic that is constantly evolving?
What do I know?
We know a lot more than we lead ourselves to believe.
Find your confidence. Don’t be afraid to shoot a video describing your passion, write a blog post on an opinion, or speak in front of a crowd.
Passion & Motivation
What’s the difference?
If you’re passionate about something, then you’re motivated – right?
Not always, but I like to look at it that way. The woman from my story is motivated to survive. She’s thinking:
“If no one else wants it – then I’ll take it.”
That’s where the passion comes in.
She will keep motivated to survive any way she sees fit and she’s not going to be embarrassed how she gets there. Keep yourself motivated by selecting the passions that drive you.
Don’t stop. Ever.
Make It Happen
To coin a phrase from a friend – Make It Happen.
Don’t let anyone stop you, even yourself, from going after what you want.
Don’t hold back on speaking your mind.
Don’t be ashamed of who you are and what you represent.
Let me know below what you think of this story. Is this inspirational? Are you motivated now? What are you working to achieve every day? I wrote about motivation before.