Making Personal Motivation Work for You!

By Paul J. Meyer

Before we give you Paul J. Meyer's article, which is, essentially, Law of Attraction coaching, we at want you let you know that every, every, every network marketing training program spends time on your "why" before they teach you anything. This is something Brian Tracey will help you with when he does Goal work. This is Law of Attraction coaching, although it's not called Law of Attraction.

Your "why" is the impetus that will propel you forward when life, and luck and exhaustion seem to be enormous roadblocks preventing you from moving forward according to your plan. Your goal often comes from your why. You can find clues to your deepest goal when you ask yourself questions such as, "What would I do with the rest of my life if I found out I could not fail at anything I did?" Law of Attraction coaching might also ask you to think about "What would I do with the rest of my life if I found out I only had 3 months to live?"

And, Anthony Robbins talked about people's six underlying needs at the TED Conference. All people need a certain amount of certainty and security, Uncertainty for variety, a sense of their own significance, a connection to love, fulfillment and a chance to contribute beyond ourselves. These will all contribute to your why, and your individual preferences will determine whether you need more certainty than uncertainty, and so on. The bookkeeper needs more certainty than the deep sea explorer, and so forth. The following article by Paul J. Meyer details five steps for achieving your dream of success. The fire powering your progress through these steps will be motivation.

Doesn’t it seem that some people attract success, wealth, and recognition with little effort, while others reach those goals with the greatest difficulty – or not at all? Consider this: the power, capacity, and developed skill to achieve outstanding success actually comes from within these individuals. Personal motivation, the ability to motivate yourself to accomplishment, starts and ends within you. Learn to make personal motivation work for YOU!

Personal Motivation is the Key to Accomplishment The following principles help define personal motivation.

· It is the power that raises you to any level you seek.

· Opportunities are everywhere for those who use personal motivation.

· What we get out of life depends on how well we match what we want with the level of self-motivation that is required

Personal motivation is based on the scientific principle that each of us is the end result of what we think. It turns our goals into tangible realities. Since all growth and progress come from within, there is practically no limit to what a personally motivated person can accomplish. We create our environment – mental, emotional, and physical – by the attitudes we develop. There are five necessary steps for achieving permanent, sustained success. All successful people exemplify these traits and processes.

These steps are also outlined in Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich. This is Law of Attraction coaching.

#1 — Crystallize Your Thinking

Determine what specific goals you want to achieve: short range, long range, tangible and intangible. Writing crystallizes thought, and thought motivates action.

This is Law of Attraction coaching.

When your goals are clear and vivid, they act as a magnet that draws you to them.
This too is Law of Attraction coaching.
Goal setting is the most important positive action of your life. When you set specific goals, you are forming your own personal plan of action that will put theory into practice, turn knowledge into know-how, and thought into action. Personalizing your plan of action enables you to sense the limitless power of your own talents, abilities, and capacity to change.
Joe Vitale, in The Attractor Factor does some Law of Attraction coaching. He tells us to write our goals like a movie scene. The more color and sound we include, and the stronger our emotional content, the more quickly we will manifest our dream. Napoleon Hill has us write our goals, and to read them twice every day. As you read, he tells us, you must see, feel and believe yourself in possession of the money.

And, Paul J. Meyer's next section is also an echo of Napoleon Hill. This then is Law of Attraction coaching. Napoleon Hill's six step plan is as follows:

1) Fix in your mind the exact amount of money desired. Be definite. We are reminded that open mindedness is key and belief is necessary. Hope will not produce results.

2) Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for that money. (There is no such thing in reality as "something for nothing.") This gift might be time or work, but we cannot just sit home on the couch in exchange for the money.

3) Establish a definite date when you intend to possess the money desired.

4) Create a plan and begin at once. Action is called for!

5) Write out your plan. A clear concise statement of the amount of dollars, the time frame for the acquisition, and state that which you will give in return. Describe clearly the plan through which you intend to accumulate it.

6) Read your written statement twice daily. As you read, see, feel and believe yourself already in possession of the money.

But, let us continue with Paul J. Meyer.

#2 — Develop Your Plan

Develop a working plan for achieving your goal and a deadline for its attainment. Your plan must include the following: obstacles that lie between where you are now and where you want to go, as well as how you intend to overcome them. Your plan must also include a specific schedule of time organization and a detailed outline of the progress you intend to make. Remember, the common denominator for all success is work. The commitment to work hard produces greater peace and satisfaction than indolence ever will. Nothing worthwhile is ever created by accident.

Although Napoleon Hill insists that we put a date on the acquisition of our dream, whether it is money or some other opportunity, at, we believe that the date should be left out. This puts a limit on the Universe, and might strain your belief system too much to allow for acceptance of the abundance a day early. Once the date has passed, then you are in the position of trying to believe in something that didn't happen. So, our advice is, skip the date for receipt of the dream.

However, keep to your action dates. This shows your acceptance of responsibility and commitment to giving your time and energy in exchange for your request.

#3 — Create Sincere Desire

Create within yourself a sincere desire for the things you want in life. A burning desire is unquestionably the greatest motivator of every human action. As you visualize exactly what you want in each area of your life, desire will add the necessary power and strength to your purpose. Another key ingredient is enthusiasm. It is the producer of confidence that cries out, “I’ve got what it takes,” without you ever uttering a word. Your enthusiasm triggers other people’s emotions so they instinctively help and support you.

The "burning desire" is important. With my first business, I believed that a cool stubbornness was enough. It was not. As Napoleon Hill says, "success must be courted," and who wants to be courted by "cool stubbornness"? This might get you to the party, but you aren't going to be the hit of the show.

#4 — Develop Supreme Confidence

Develop supreme confidence in yourself and your abilities. Confidence helps you deal honestly with your shortcomings and compels you to make needed corrections. Confidence comes from experience, and experience in turn comes from know-how. No matter what you undertake, you will never accomplish it until you believe you can. Remember to evaluate your strengths and your weaknesses, your assets and liabilities. Pinpoint the talents and skills you now possess and how you intend to improve them. Confidence reinforces ability, doubles energy, expands mental faculties, and increases your personal power. Successful people never give mental recognition to the possibility of failure.

It is not easy to be confident when you are new to anything. If you are new to wealth, or business, or a relationship. It depends on your dream, but if it is something new to you, this confidence must be mastered based on your past successes. Here NLP is valuable. It is possible to put yourself into a state of confidence, even though your confidence does not come from a belief in your ability to perform optimally in this new area.

You only have to remember a time when you were successful. Tap on one finger, or on a part of your head, or squeeze two fingers together. You will repeat this action each time you remember the success. It will take at least three times. I find it helpful to pace vigorously while I am remembering my successes. I think something about being physically active helps to move me into state. Once you have connected that state to the tapping or squeezing, then you only have to do that again to return to state. This state will help you to be confident when you need to be.

Later on, when you have been performing with excellence, you will no longer need to put yourself into state, but will naturally be there every time you must perform for your task.

#5 — Choose Dogged Determination

Dogged determination is a choice, so choose to follow through on your plan regardless of circumstances, obstacles, criticism, or what other people say, think, or do. It matters little what the past has been except for the lessons we have learned from it. Our prime concern should be the necessary changes we must make to create a happy and successful future. Change brings with it a compelling motivation to create something new, to reach for a shining star, no matter how elusive it may be. In addition to a willingness to change, develop an “I will not be denied” philosophy. Determination will not eliminate all of your problems, but it will give you an attitude of perseverance and stick-to-itiveness that will serve you well. When you are success-minded, you develop a success consciousness and awareness. In other words, you live your life with positive expectancy. Successful people make just as many mistakes as anyone else. The only difference is that they learn from their mistakes rather than give up. Focus on one day at a time and strive to reach your highest goal. Then tomorrow, repeat what you did today for success!

Many trainers who do Law of Attraction coaching explain that when something goes wrong, the successful person embraces it and asks, "What can I learn from this?" or "What opportunity is hidden here?"

_________Good fortune to you all! ____________________________ Paul J. Meyer may be a New York Times best-selling author, but it is his success as an entrepreneur that has made him a millionaire many times over. To learn more about using personal motivation to reach your goals, order Paul’s very practical book, Personal Motivation – How to Make the World’s Strongest Motivator Work for You! today, available at or