Inspiration is what keeps people going. You will need it to get out of bed today. When you do leave your house, you will need it as you walk around the streets. You will need it while walking around the streets as you will meet a lot of people who lack it. You will see hopelessness in all its forms in the streets. At the office, you will need it as you work through file after file. As you attack one pile of work after another. Inspiration is what keeps your life going. All day, every day.

Find read articles in books and articles. When your motivation starts to slump read about people who have achieved the goal you want. Keep several articles of this type ready for use. Read them over and over whenever you need them.

Many people confuse lack of motivation with being lazy. Ultimately there is no such thing as being lazy. But there certainly can be an absence of motivation due to a lack of motive.

True motivation must come from within. Each one of us makes the final decision on our “engagement.” How engaged, or motivated we are about something can be influenced by outside factors, but like “The Donald”, in the end, what we say goes. Unlike Trump, many of us don’t take advantage of that opportunity.

So remember. You won’t always be motivated to do the things that are important to you. Don’t wait for motivation to come along. Make a decision to do it anyway and start creating momentum. Soon you will find that the momentum will continue all on its own and it might even pull you along with it.

In trading, as well as in our ordinary lives, what we really want is to be moving towards our goals and we want to be moving constantly. When we achieve our existing goals, new ones will be created.

While you are motivating yourself don’t forget to reward yourself! Rewards are a great motivator. So don’t forget to give yourself little incentives on the way to your big goal.

Once you get to that point you’ll be able to hold onto so much motivation that it’ll be sloshing over the top as you race forward – and you’ll have become a motivational resource for those around you as well. Just think of all you’ll accomplish when you no longer run out of motivation!