The Motivating Factor

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Post Written By Eugene Morgan

Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life. — Jimmy Dean

When stripped to almost nothing, there is something inside us that motivate us somehow to change our situation. Self-reliance grows out of life or death situations. There are times in our lives we had to hustle to get above the red line. We must learn to trust ourselves to do what is necessary to pull ourselves up out of a well. Self-preservation is a powerful motivator when we’re between a rock and hard place because we are forced to make decisions quickly and to do what must be done to get out of our predicament. There is no room for procrastination when a time is of the essence. We hear many success stories about individuals who’ve gone from rags to riches. A common denominator that motivated these individuals to do something that made a difference in their lives were an immediate threat to self-preservation.
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