|The Peanuts are Not for You
Have you ever attended or observed how people who have attended a
personal betterment seminar of some kind come back with a heightened
sense of enthusiasm? They tend to exhibit a renewed sense of purpose
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|Ernie Kasprowicz has been with AutoMax since its inception
and is currently the General Manager. Ernie’s background
includes sales and upper level sales management within
the retail automotive sector. He has been a recruiter/trainer
and has held various management positions within AutoMax.
And for a while they seem to move in the direction towards the new or
renewed objective. It does not seem to matter what the reason for betterment
may have been. Perhaps it was training or retraining in a professional career
discipline, or maybe something of a more personal nature. More often than not
what one observes is a person who reverts back to their previous behavior. Why
does this happen to most people?
I believe the answer can be thought of in two words; Inspiration and
Motivation. Inspiration is the spark, the wow, the emotionally moving moment
that when it happens can be personal or something that is shared by millions.
Inspiration creates the thought or desire to achieve something more for
ourselves or for others. Inspiration moves you. Inspiration also fades. Louis
Tice, co-founder of The Pacific Institute has made the statement that “All
meaningful and lasting change comes from the inside and works its way out”. His
statement is meaningful in part because it points out that inspiration by itself is
When I see the word Motivation I see and read MOTION. Motivation requires
motion. It is through daily actions whereby a “motivated” individual ultimately
accomplishes whatever is their aim. Therein lays the difference between
Inspiration and Motivation. Inspiration happens. YOU make Motivation happen.
We have all heard the remark, in some variation “Boy, that person is sure
motivated”. Truth is; we are all motivated. It is only a matter of to what extent.
How focused and to what degree of motion, action are we motivated?
At any point inspiration may and will occur. It is what one does next and ongoing
that determines the change, or not, a person experiences. With price not being
a factor, ask this; would I rather fly in first class eating caviar and drinking
champagne or fly coach eating peanuts? Be a first class person and
take inspiration and turn it into motion.