What motivates you? Finding leverage.

“Motivation alone is not enough.If you have an idiot and you motivate him,now you have a motivated idiot.” – Jim Rohn I haven’t been doing as well as I had hoped I would studying for the GMAT. I find myself extremely rusty at math and english and it is definitely showing. I realize it just takes a little bit of practice and that’s not the hard part, the hard part is the motivation to do so. From all of my fellow classmates who have thought about doing the GMAT, many have not for the same reason I procrastinated for so long, a lack of motivation. We all make good money, there’s no deadlines, there’s no added incentive, no bonus, no nothing. We went through the school thing and it was hell on earth, and now we’ve been out in the workforce a mere 2.5 years, let us enjoy the freedom of now. And that is totally understandable, but what if you wanted more challenge? To take on bigger, harder, newer things? How do you motivate yourself to do that? Motivation is a powerful tool to get you started on something. Ask yourself the question, “Where is my leverage?”. If you are overweight and you don’t wish to be anymore, that’s your leverage. If you are alone and wish to find a loving partner, that’s your leverage. If you are intelligent but work for a knucklehead boss, that’s your leverage. Use the leverage. When I first started rock climbing, I excelled pretty quickly. It was only on my second or third time climbing that I tackled a 5.10a, no easy...