Picture this, that warning symbol flickers on your car. But it keeps running, maybe that’s the run flat tire indicator, maybe its the oil light, or even the engine management symbol. However, the car still works perfectly fine, so you keep driving it. The next day the symbol is still there but nothing seems to have changed to the driving ability.

This could go on for days, sometimes months. 

Then all of a sudden, the car stops working! I know I’ve been there in the past, and only a select few would have the gumption to go and get the warning symbol checked out.

But here’s the truth, we are only motivated by two things:

1. Pain

2. Progress

Most people wait until something becomes painful before they take the motivation to do something about it, like the car scenario mentioned above. We wait until the car stops working and brings discomfort and pain to our lives to take the action to do something about it.

The same applies to our life, our business, and our career. We wait until our health creates a problem for us before we take action to change something, we wait until our relationship has a major speed bump (this could be a cheating partner, or that one too many arguments) before we take the action to fix it.

We wait until our business finances are in dire straits before we realise we need to spend more time selling, and until we face that disciplinary action at work before realising something is not working.

What you should start to realise is that everything has warning signals (just like the car) we just choose to ignore them, we wait, like the car scenario, until it becomes painful before we are forced to take action.

So, starting from today. Why not pay more attention to the warning signals you get on a daily basis, don’t wait until things become painful to take action. Start getting excited by the progress you get, celebrate the progress and use progress as your driving force to march forward.

Staying motivated by progress for many can be hard, we stop just short of our goal because we set up fail safes to keep comfortable.

Who’s your cheerleader, who’s pushing you? Maybe its time we had a chat… CLICK HERE


Jon Covey

Multi Award Winning Speaker & Motivational Sales/Business Mentor JonCovey.com
Jon Covey is a multi award winning sales/trainer and serial entrepreneur based in Sheffield, United Kingdom. Who specialises in self development, personal development, executive business coaching and sales training.

Covey, captivates audiences with his 'do it anyway' style, working through business issues and topics to help individuals and businesses explode productivity and sales.

For over a decade and a half Jon has been working with companies large and small. He is a seasoned entrepreneur with many business ventures under his belt and he is not afraid to tell you about the failures as well as the successes.

What you get from working with Jon is a clear concise straight to the point program that delivers an end result that you only dreamed of. With financial, work, and personal areas of your life balancing, this gives you a real sense of fulfillment in your life.

He often shares his wisdom through many media channels, which instantly turn viral with others eager to learn from his creativity and style.

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