Well, this is certainly a broad topic, and we'll try to treat it both broadly and specifically. As you've no doubt heard, successful athletes, artists, businessmen, politicians, cooks, stay at home moms, stay at home dads, musicians, weight lifters, dog trainers, doctors, scientists, inventors, soldiers, generals, religious leaders, poets, novelists, scholars, comic book artist, gardeners, movie stars, antique dealers, and so forth, usually have something in common, something that they all share that had a great deal to do with their success. Let's look at a few examples.
1. Most successful people, on the top rung to the bottom, are self-motivated. That is, their motivation comes from inside, it's a flame that they've stoked into a bonfire. They don't rely on self-help books, pop psychology, weepy daytime television, and so forth, to do what they do day in and out. Now-it's true that any of the above things could provide a spur for the initial motivation. But once you're motivated, you've got to keep going. Let me explain.
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