Need Motivation? Think about this.

Need Motivation? Think about this.

Motivation escapes every one of us at times. Finding a hard time pulling the trigger?
Think about this ...

A Timeless Motivational Truth

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. - Proverbs 6:6-8

The ant doesn't need anyone looking over its thorax telling it to "get to work." In simplest terms, the ant is self-motivated.

Whether it's on Twitter, through an email, or when I'm speaking at a live event, about once a week someone will ask me,

"How did you get into writing books, speaking, the hunting industry, and that sort of thing?"

While there are some real reasons which could probably explain it, the simple truth goes back to this:

I started.

My motivation was that I was no longer content to watch others play ball. I wanted in the game and I felt called to play.

A Myth About Motivation. 

People often use excuses like, "I need more training and more insight before I get started." That's a myth. And a lie. So don't believe a lie, because if you do, you'll never move out of the batter's box.

No, I didn't know much at all. Yes, I didn't really even know where to start, other than to start making relationships, writing, and accepting invitations, any invitation, to speak and share my story. Making a plan doesn't have to be rocket science. Effective plans are often 25% strategy and 75% relentless motivation to see it through.

You can research all you want. Think over something all you want. Strategize all you want. Network all you want. Even talk with experts all you want.

However, there never has, nor will there ever be, any substitute for actually moving toward the calling God has placed on your life.


Jason Cruise is a published author and speaker.
He's the host of Spring Chronicles on Sportsman Channel.

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