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2-22-17… Anchors and Motors..

There are two types of people in this world, anchors and motors.

The anchors are the nay sayers.  They drag you down.  They tell you that you can’t do it.  They are the ones telling you to take it easy.  Take a break.  Why are you working so hard?  Why don’t you relax?  Have a cookie.  It’s just one bite.  You don’t have to eat like that all the time.  You’re going to hurt yourself.  The list goes on and on.

Usually these people are the most dangerous to you because they are the ones close to you.  Many times they genuinely care about you, they are just showing care by expressing their own self doubt.  

These people will drag you down.  They instill doubt in you, and many times can actually cause you to stop doing the very things that are good for you.

Sometimes these people have to be cut out of your life if you want to be successful.  I know it sounds harsh, but if they are constantly dragging you down, and they refuse to relent, then you may have to move on, or at the very least limit your interaction with them.

Motors on the other hand are critical for your success.  These people are the ones who propel you forward.  They praise you for what you’re doing, and this is key, they challenge you to do better.  They help you set expectations with yourself, and challenge you to exceed them.  If you want to be truly successful, surround yourself with motors.  People who are on the same mission as you, and who will support you through your struggles.

Can you think of some anchors and motors in your life?





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