Interview with Jesse Meester
What techniques and methods do you use day to day to stay continuously motivated, focused and proactive when fear, hardships and procrastination have the best of you?
Number one is definitely consistent self-assessment and a burning desire (the why) to make an impact, and the key is to be crystal clear on what that desire is to cultivate it. Become certain of exactly what you want, because that sort of clarity breeds motivation. Personally, I’m not motivated anymore of the things that I want or could have. My motivation stems from what I do, not want. Like I stay away from fake people and relationships. I do not want a life of restriction. I know that I do not want an average or mediocre life. I learned that there are always going to be people who don’t believe in you, and there will always be days you’ll feel like giving up. Those are the days you’ll have to push forward and fight for your mission.
The technique I use to eliminate fear is to stop whatever I’m doing and self-asses. What is fear? Why is this happening to me and what is there here to teach me? I make a point of understanding what the fear I’m experiencing is, and I recognize that fear is almost always due to a lack of resources, lack of knowledge, lack of experience, lack of conviction, lack of confidence, etc.
What is there an absence of, and figure out what I need to acquire or access in order to solve my problems. Once you’re clear on this, fear dissipates while a strategic course of action is planned.
Often, the only difference between you and that super successful friend of yours is this: they took action, and you didn’t. So the next time you’re in fear, or procrastinating due to some sort of inadequacy, take those action steps. Get some coaching (not meant as a marketing move for MeesterPT). Move towards your goal.
What is your definition of success?
To me it’s peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming. Success is an attitude. Success requires maximum effort. It is peace of mind and a state of mind. And please note the emphasis on “self” in self-satisfaction. Your success should never be determined by the approval or recognition of others. If so, you’ll live a very dissatisfied life.
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