Monday Motivation, The Wrong Struggle

You’ve been working towards your goal for a long time.

You have made sacrifices, studied and worked hard.

If the joy of and in the discovery and progress has dimmed a little, that is just the way life is. Right?


You may have gotten off track, strayed from the path, so to speak, somewhere along the way.

You may be in the middle of the wrong struggle.

The Wrong Struggle


The Wrong Struggle

When you began on this path, this struggle, towards the goal, you believed in the vision that urged you on.

You believed in yourself.

You believed in the passion and determination to reach this goal was motivating and inspiring to those around you.

It was motivating and inspiring to your Team.

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

~Zig Ziglar

Somehow, somewhere along that path, learning all you could, working on being the best you could possibly be, focused and dedicated, you lost the landmarks and it stopped being a beautiful thing.

“Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it.” 

~Bill Bradley

It can begin innocently enough.

A little competition between teammates, egging each other on with support and prodding, to help each other to reach further, to be smarter, stronger, faster.

“A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of the others.”  ~Norman Shidle

The success of the Team grows stronger and the path became narrower.

As the spotlight began to focus on you, the lights might have blinded you to the goal and it was suddenly a space only big enough to see yourself and forget that your Team is right there behind you.

“There are two types of competitive behavior. One is a sense of competition because you want to be at the top. That competition is negative. But there us a positive kind of competition. Let your competitors also grow, without any sense of harming them, have the sole purpose of excelling in your field. Your attitude could influence others to better themselves.”

~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama

As leaders, as professionals, as individuals from every walk of life, from every place in the world, we need to hold onto what is good and right.

Only when we work on the real vision, walk the right path and follow the very core values that brought us to this point, time and place will we truly succeed.


Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.  ~Brian Tracy

How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I’m committed to?  ~Anthony Robbins

The Wrong Struggle

You are not alone. Remember your Team is standing right there. We are right here, as well.

Have an incredible week!


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2 Responses to Monday Motivation, The Wrong Struggle

  1. I like that word..”Together.” Often every journey in life you start alone..after all it’s your dream you are pursuing..but along the way or when you let others know your dream, it’s a wonderful thing to know they are there to lend a hand and cheer you on!

    As Always ~*~

    • “Together”
      As in, we are in this together.
      Team or no Team, we are not alone, unless we choose to be.
      As part of a Team, however, it is important that your ego doesn’t blind you to the fact that you ARE part of a Team.
      I like having you on my Team. (LOL< I need someone who can keep me going at times too!)

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