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“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” - Eleanor Roosevelt. I have always been curious about what motivates people to do different things; getting up in the morning when it’s dark and cold, going out for a run when the rain is pouring down, making that extra sales call when you’ve just been brushed off. I just got back from a long holiday break, and my first week back I started focusing on what my colleagues were doing in the office, how they handled setbacks and how they brought themselves together to take that next golden opportunity after having a less than great experience. What I found was that all around us there are other people in the exact same situation, who are working in the same environment, and who are willing and happy to pep you up when you are in a bad place in your work or personal life. It is about the people around you and the team that supports you along with your own attitude to what you want to achieve. With a goal and focus in everything you do and an attitude to keep trying, I believe you will get as far as you want in life. As a runner and personal trainer myself I have seen and experienced marathon runners crying in their last kilometre out of pain and exhaustion and when they hit the last runner up and the audience is standing up cheering and screaming their name, suddenly they get new energy and increase the pace for the last 200 meters before they collapse just after the finish line. I have seen obese people change their lifestyle and lose kilo after kilo, eventually ending up fitter than me! So what is the driver and motivation for a change in life, or for something as simple as getting out of bed a freezing cold Monday morning? I believe everyone has to find their own driver and motivation and the best way to summarise it is: “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” - Thomas A. Edison.   Cox Purtell Recruitment Agency Blog / Sydney / Melbourne / Adelaide
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“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.

I have always been curious about what motivates people to do different things; getting up in the morning when it’s dark and cold, going out for a run when the rain is pouring down, making that extra sales call when you’ve just been brushed off.

I just got back from a long holiday break, and my first week back I started focusing on what my colleagues were doing in the office, how they handled setbacks and how they brought themselves together to take that next golden opportunity after having a less than great experience.

What I found was that all around us there are other people in the exact same situation, who are working in the same environment, and who are willing and happy to pep you up when you are in a bad place in your work or personal life.

It is about the people around you and the team that supports you along with your own attitude to what you want to achieve. With a goal and focus in everything you do and an attitude to keep trying, I believe you will get as far as you want in life.

As a runner and personal trainer myself I have seen and experienced marathon runners crying in their last kilometre out of pain and exhaustion and when they hit the last runner up and the audience is standing up cheering and screaming their name, suddenly they get new energy and increase the pace for the last 200 meters before they collapse just after the finish line.

I have seen obese people change their lifestyle and lose kilo after kilo, eventually ending up fitter than me!

So what is the driver and motivation for a change in life, or for something as simple as getting out of bed a freezing cold Monday morning? I believe everyone has to find their own driver and motivation and the best way to summarise it is:

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison.

 

Cox Purtell Recruitment Agency Blog / Sydney / Melbourne / Adelaide

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