Better Than it Was …

Better than it was is the close companion of Good Enough. Both fall short of excellence.

Which do you want to be known for? Good enough … or Excellence?

There is a Difference

For the record—doing the wrong thing over and over will never make it right.

The point is to think an action through before committing.

What are you doing wrong that needs rethinking?

Make Sure Your Questions are the Right Ones

Just for the record … asking the wrong question over and over again will never get the correct response.

Ask questions? Yes, but make sure they are the right ones.


Integrity—you either have it or you don’t. I believe integrity is THE MOST IMPORTANT aspect of personal development and on this cast share why.

This is the seventh cast in the series Live the Dream looking at many different parts of who we are and how we can get better. The only warning I will give you about this cast is, the topic is serious in nature.

Another personal Thank You! to everyone that listens to Motivation on the Run and all the encouragement I receive about the cast.

Stay motivated!

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Motivation is Hard; Failure is Easy

Winners_Tiger_Phil “If motivation was easy, we’d all be successful.” Think about a world where everyone is highly motivated toward success, achieving their goals on a regular basis. No procrastinators, no slackers, no goof-offs …

Now that we’re all back to reality, let’s look at why motivation is so hard and failure is so easy.

Why Do We Fail?

Ten reasons for failure

  1. We procrastinate.
  2. We make excuses.
  3. We blame others.
  4. We give into temptation.
  5. We associate with people that drain us.
  6. We refuse help from the right people.
  7. We work hard at the wrong things.
  8. We waste resources.
  9. We don’t know what we want.
  10. We keep doing the same thing, expecting different results.

Failure is easy because it requires no action on our part. It just happens. Before we can achieve success, we must identify our failure points. From the list above, which affects you the most? If you’re not sure, ask your co-workers or spouse. They know.

Once you’ve identified the root causes of your failures, it’s time to set the plan into motion. I don’t think it’s an accident that motion and motivate have the same root, moti.

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Wiki2008 IS A GO!

Wiki2008 On the last podcast I hinted about a big announcement coming to Motivation on the Run soon. It’s here!

Wiki2008 is officially live and ready to go.

For some, I’ll quickly explain. One of my year-long learning goals involves wikis. I plan to learn about them and determine where I might use them to improve efficiency and productivity. What information is better stored and retrieved from a Wiki rather than a database or memo file? That’s what I want to explore.

The next question, which Wiki works best for business or personal use? It will depend, but if someone knows the criteria for their Wiki, how do they choose the right one? There are hundreds of Wikis available, so it can be very confusing.

For more information and to see how you can participate, visit the Wiki2008 page here on Motivation on the Run then head over to the learning wiki to join in on a year-long of learning. You’ll need the KEY if you plan to add to the wiki—that is MotRWiki2008.

Come on and join the fun and learn at the same time. If everyone takes one wiki to review, we’ll have dozens of reviews for each one. That would be terrific.


Have you ever spent time thinking about how confidence affects your behavior? If you are confident, you stand taller, speak clearer and with more authority. People around you can feel the silent power coming from you. They pay attention and hang on every word. It’s a great feeling.

This is episode six in our series Live the Dream and I talk about confidence. What is it, why is it important and how can we effect it in our lives. I’m confident you will enjoy this episode and come away with more confidence in your own life.

On the podcast, I quickly mentioned a new project I’m starting in a few days. As you’re aware, this is my Year of the Wiki that I’m titling, Wiki2008. I will be announcing an exciting, new project for group collaboration that will change your life and make you very rich. OK, maybe it won’t change your life or make you rich, but it will be cool. Give me a few more days to iron out the details and I’ll write about it here on Motivation on the Run.

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