Becoming Better Than Yesterday [Motivational Video] #5MinMotivation


When you are so focused on achieving your goals.  When you are obsessed with hitting your target, how do you fuel your progress?  If you have a goal that you want so badly, it becomes a part of who you are.  There will be moments when you will be building momentum and other moments when you feel you are losing ground.  How do you keep going?  It is all about keeping your eye on the next step.  It is about becoming better than yesterday and taking the actions you need to keep moving forward.


I started #5MinMotivation with the hopes that those 5 minute reads, or videos help keep your passion fired up.  One of my favorite quotes from Zig Ziglar talks about what it takes to keep motivated.


[tweetthis]“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar[/tweetthis]


Being motivated does not guarantee you stay motivated.  It is something you need to work on daily.  It can become easy to be discouraged.  You need to be tougher than that discouragement.  Find ways to keep that spark ignited.


In a week where my priorities and obligations outweigh my time available, this video helped keep me focused.  It was created by S.M.G, short for “Success is my Goal”.  The clips shared in this video can be found elsewhere and you probably have heard most of them before.  It doesn’t matter.   Take the time to listen to it again.  This time, pick out the words or phrases that connects with you and let that drive you towards your next action.


It is not about achieving the goal.  It’s about taking that next step and to keep taking those steps.  It’s about becoming better than yesterday.


Becoming better than yesterday – Motivational Video – SMG



Some of my favorite clips and quotes from the video:


Don’t ever let somebody tell you
you can’t do something.
Not even me.
You got to dream.
You got to protect it.
People can’t do something themselves,
they want to tell you, you can’t do it.
You want something?
Go get it.


Nobody can speak the way you speak.
Nobody can write the way you write.
Nobody can love the way you love.

You hear what I’m saying?
You’re powerful!
When you know within yourself
that there’s something you want to do
and I believe that all of us are born with a purpose.
That all of us have something that
we are supposed to do.
That all of us have some goodness within us
and that goodness gives us a responsibility
to manifest our greatness.
And when you know that,
you can feel it in your guts
and you know that your deliberately
operating below your potential.
You’ve gotten comfortable.
You stop expanding.
You stop stretching.
You stop challenging yourself.


Let me share something else with you.
Not only is it possible for you to have your dream
but it’s necessary.
It’s necessary that you have it.
That you work on it.
That you develop yourself.
That you go for what is yours in the universe.
You decide I’m not gonna settle for this.
This is not going to be it for my life.
I deserve more than this.
I see a lot of people go to work every day miserable
and all they do is just talk about how miserable they are.
But they don’t do anything about it!!
You can’t do that jack.


Life is hard.
Life’s rough.
How people look at you
How they respond to you.
Oh, You thought it was over?
Well it’s just getting started.
This is the part where you reinvent yourself.
It’s time to get tested.
To test your will, your endurance.
It’s time to test your heart, to test your limits.


It’s about gaining some competitive edge.
You can’t afford to make excuses.
No excuses!
When you feel pain and trust me you will feel it.
And all you want to do is give up.
And all you want to do is give in.
When you feel like you’ve given all you’ve got,
you got to take one more step.
You got to run one more lap.
You got to throw one more punch,
until you’ve reached the top.


I hope you enjoyed this #5MinMotivation post.  Which one is your favorite?


Our lives can get pretty hectic and it can be easy to get lost in our actions. When we are so focused on what is ahead, we forget to pause, reflect and find ways to energize our minds. These 5-minute motivation posts are meant to give you that recharge. The goal is to give you a 5-minute Vitamin for your mind through quotes, posts and videos. It is also meant to challenge your thinking and inspire you to take action.

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