What motivates you? A poem, a song or a scene from an inspiring movie. Everybody needs something to trigger their drive, their motivation up. At work it could be talking to a colleague or a person you respect. Everybody have and do things which would pump their energy level up. Some do it knowingly and some unknowingly. When you are down and have taken a fall, a spark of fire can be lit just by an inspiring story. For me Movies are of great motivation. I get motivated by watching some of my favorite and inspiring movies. I feel fresh and ready to face this god damn wild world.
Muhammad Ali used such a story to find the right intensity in the ring. As a young boy, he loved his blue bike. One day, he parked it in front of the grocery store only to find when he came out that someone had clipped the lock and rode off with his prized possession. He never found the bike again or who had stolen it. But Ali used this story to his advantage. Every time he entered the ring, he would point at his opponent and say, “You’re the guy who stole my blue bike.” For Ali, his stolen bike is the driver and gets him fired up.
Do you have a story or image such as Ali’s which could pump you up quickly? If so, punch up that image and use it to your advantage. Find you flame. Find your fire that can motive you.