This year I’m throwing away a word from my vocabulary.
I believe it’s useless.
You’ve heard it every year from friends, family and even yourself.
And I guarantee you’ve tried to apply it.
You might think you need it to be a successful trader, business person, family man or even just a friend.
In fact, you might disagree with me heavily while you’re reading this.
But in the end, you’ll see why it’s a word which is probably holding you back from achieving anything you want in this world.
May this be the most important lesson you’ll learn in 2018.
QUESTION: Got a phone? Good then start banking an income with it in 2018.
It’s time to throw away the word… MOTIVATION
Merriam-Webster defines “motivation” as,
“The act of process of giving someone a reason for doing something”
Now let’s think about where you’ve heard this word?
~ You need motivation to go to gym
~ You need motivation to stick to your goals
~ You need motivation to eat more healthier
When you use the word “motivation”, it requires you to find reasons to force yourself doing something.
Now when I read these points, I can’t help but think that motivation is a temporary situation.
To explain this better, I bet you’ve achieved many things in your life and haven’t used the word “motivation” once.
I’ll ask you a few questions which you can answer yes or no to.
~ Do you need motivation to be a good dad/mom/friend?
~ Do you need motivation to dress yourself in the day?
~ Do you need motivation to act kindly to others?
~ Do you need motivation to spoil your loved ones?
~ Do you need motivation to go to work in the morning?
If you answered “NO” to a couple of these questions, then you’ve proved a point to me.
You don’t need motivation to do the above because you JUST DO IT. Even Nike (clothing apparel) Company got it right, with their simple three-word slogan.
Before I get to the trading side of things, I want you to realise something.
The things you NEED to do in your life to be more successful, healthier and happier, are the actions you take without thinking about.
They are ongoing and normally involuntary.
Do you think I need MOTIVATION to be a successful trader of 15 years?
If it were motivation that I needed to carry on, then I would have quit many years ago.
I don’t need motivation. I just do it… I just trade…
Throw out MOTIVATION and introduce yourself to INTEGRATION
This is the word that I want you to introduce to your life and I want you to program into your mind.
Integration is where you integrate, into your life, everything you do without effort. This is when your actions become your habits.
You just do it.
I believe integration is even more powerful than the word you normally use and hear – discipline.
Discipline is something which you need self-motivation to force yourself to fulfill an action or process.
For instance, you might need discipline to go to gym three times a week. And when you’ve done your three times, you’ll consider the week at gym to be a success.
If your mindset is like this, then you’ll find yourself skipping days because you don’t have the true passion and drive to actually go to gym.
But with integration it’s very different.
With integration, you don’t have to force yourself to do anything.
You make it become a part of what you do IN your life.
Integration is where you don’t think about it, you don’t need self-motivation and you just integrate gym in your life.
People who integrate gym into their lives are the ones who go to gym six to seven times a week. They don’t have to think about it, they don’t have to convince themselves, they just do it.
Integration is where it becomes a part of your life. Where you don’t need motivation.
Take Trading Tips for example…
Every week for the past 5 years I’ve been writing to you.
I don’t need motivation to write to you every week. I have integrated Trading Tips into my life. I don’t need motivation from colleagues, friends and family… I just have this passion and drive to write to you every week.
It’s become a part of me. It’s become a part of what I do.
And what about you?
Did you need motivation to read Trading Tips today? Most likely no…
It’s just something you do first thing in the morning or when you get home.
In my opinion, Trading Tips is more than just a free trading newsletter.
It’s a relationship-focused platform where you can enjoy reading about market events, opinions, boost your knowledge and skills on psychology, risk management and strategy.
And does it take motivation to read Trading Tips? I don’t think so… You just do it…
Let’s break down Motivation and Integration into a formula.
This way you’ll get an idea on what I mean by the differences.
Motivation =Discipline + Reason
Integration=Discipline + Passion + Drive
Integrate=“IN-TO-GREAT” passion and drive.
To integrate something into your life is to:
“Naturally enforce great passion and drive into your life.”
If you have motivation, without the passion and drive, you will eventually find reasons to not pursue your dreams, success and goals.
Take a couple of minutes now to think about what you want to do this year.
And how you will integrate these things into your life.
Maybe with Trading Tips this year you want to integrate:
Reading the article first thing in the morning or,
Depositing a little bit of money into your trading account every month or,
Gaining as much knowledge as possible to become a profitable trader
The year 2018 is here and it’s time to throw away “motivation” and re-introduce yourself to “integration”.
It’s time to start integrating every aspect of your life. Find the passion, drive and discipline that you need to become a healthier, happier and more successful person.