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You have the motivation Monday crowd and the opposite. You have the days you are energized and feel good about your work and the days that you don’t. Some people wonder what is missing, others believe they are missing the point.


Motivation is sometimes associated with energy. It is the idea that those who are excited are also the most motivated. This prompts some people to believe that motivation is only intrinsic, that it comes from within, and if you don’t have it within you, then you just don’t have it. Few see motivation as a commitment, but those who do, and those who are, also appear more successful.

Many people go to work every day and find the motivation for a task. They unlock the doors, they process email, they take calls, make calls, sell products, attend meetings, brainstorm, analyze, build something, and learn something. More important than the task is the motivation to start it, live it, and finish it. After a whole lot of tasks, or the repetitive nature of tasks, some find boredom.

Minus some holidays and vacations most people will report to work well over 10,000 days during their career. Many people with a career of more than 10,000 days will achieve over a million dollars in earnings. Most people never believe they can become a millionaire, yet depending on the definition, many will.

Every day people will do something—or they won’t.

When you start counting your success, you’ll be more motivated.

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Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker, and coach that specializes in helping businesses and individuals accelerate their leadership, their team, and their success. He is the author of the newly released book, Forgotten Respect, Navigating A Multigenerational Workforce. Reach him through his website at or by calling +1 646.546.5553.

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