The line I hate hearing from salespeople or anyone for that matter goes something like this: “I’d do so much more if only I had someone who motivated me.”

There are many variations of it, but it always boils down to thinking that it is someone else’s job to motivate you.

Guess what?  It’s not going to happen!

Quit thinking you would be better if you had someone motivating you. Why?  It’s simple — only you can motivate you!

I don’t care who you are or what your situation is, but only you can motivate you. Motivation starts with you.

This is the reason why two people can experience the exact same situation and one person comes away motivated and jazzed to excel and the other comes away feeling dejected and ready to quit.

You are who you are based on how you see yourself and how you view things around you.

If you choose to see the negative, you will. If you chose to see the positive, you will.  It’s all up to you.

This is what trips my trigger and gets me pumped.  For me, knowing my output is based on how I choose to see things means I’m in control.  When I’m in control, I can position myself to succeed.

What are you waiting for?  It’s time to stop thinking somebody else is going to do it for you.  It’s time to stop waiting for something to change. It’s time to take hold and make it happen.

I’m not going to let managers and leaders off the hook.  You still need to be the positive influence and the leader you know you’re capable of being.

Don’t think just because it’s the individual;s responsibility to motivate themselves that you don’t have to do anything.  You do, because as you do, you not only help others to motivate themselves, but at the same time you’re motivating yourself.

Copyright 2015, Mark Hunter “The Sales Hunter.” Sales Motivation Blog. Mark Hunter is the author of High-Profit Selling: Win the Sale Without Compromising on Price.

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