It’s happened to all of us. One day you are plodding through life just fine. Oh sure, things could be better. It would be nice if you were making more money and driving a really classy car. People would really take notice if you advanced to the next level in your company. But for the most part, you are content … doing just fine. Then you bump into and old colleague or college buddy, and suddenly your world isn’t so peachy. You are forced to listen as – one by one, leaving all humility aside – your friend lists his recent achievements and numerous acquisitions.

Why him and not me, you may wonder. And if you are watching associates in the very company you’re in blow by you on their way to the top, your discouragement may turn to disbelief. With the same products and opportunities, why do some people create success while others struggle?

Obviously, there are a lot of factors unique to each of us. Call them challenges, excuses, priorities, circumstances or bad luck. We all have our hills to climb.

With enough motivation, mountains turn into molehills and good luck will prevail.

Motivation is that magic potion of emotional, internal energy that leads us to act powerfully. It’s a synergistic blend of enthusiasm, courage, persistence and creativity that has you looking at your world like a winner. You see it, feel it, and can even taste it. With that kind of magic mood, you and I can, and will, do anything we choose.

Motivation comes from a crystal-clear, heart-warming, mind-compelling vision – a Technicolor picture of what you see for yourself. A vision that is perfectly aligned with your goals, true values and natural gifts.

Now you have a choice. You can hope, wish for and want a compelling vision to visit you as it wanders the galaxy. That’s called bumping into motivation; but bumping into it happens about as often as you win the lottery. This, by the way, is how 95 percent of us manage our motivation – by accident.

Or you can grab your destiny like your life depends on it and create a vision that propels you into massive action.

You know how to do it. Think, dream, brainstorm and write. Keep writing and revising your vision until it works for you. Change it as soon as it quits working for you. And if you need help, I encourage you to get your hands on my book, Mach II With Your Hair on Fire.

It’s not easy. If it were, everyone would do it. But it’s what separates those with their “hair on fire” from those with wet heads. It’s up to you.

If you aren’t sure that your vision is powerful, just look at your actions in the past 90 days. Are you lighting up the world with your luck and good fortune? Or are you still struggling?

There’s no hill for a climber with a vision.

Author's Bio: 

Richard Bliss Brooke has been leading coaching and training leaders – from high school sophomore to multimillionaire business builders – for over 20 years. Through Richard’s influence, hundreds of “new leaders” have discovered new distinctions in listening, leadership, courage, relationships, public speaking, team spirit, and big-time fun.

Richard is the author of the books Mach II With Your Hair On Fire: The Art of Vision and Self Motivation and Mailbox Money: The Promise of Network Marketing, as well as the co-author of The New Entrepreneurs…Business Visionaries for the 21st Century.

Richard continues to play full out from his home on the lake in the resort community of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and his home in a private preserve near Carmel, California. He enjoys Harleys, golf, water sports, scuba diving, skiing, snowmobiling, flying and a good game of poker. You can learn more by visiting