How do you stay motivated when difficulty strikes?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Goals expert Gary Ryan Blair discusses the importance of being prepared for difficulty ahead of time so you don’t derail when trying to achieve a goal.

    Gary Ryan Blair

    Gary is the President of The GoalsGuy Learning Systems, a highly focused training organization whose mission is to help their clients build and sustain superior performance. They accomplish this objective by helping their clients increase their sense of direction, confidence, and capability in all areas of their personal and professional life.

    Gary believes passionately in the enormous, untapped potential that resides within each person and is committed to providing individuals and corporations with tools of knowledge and skill they can use to unlock this potential. He has developed an entire library of world-class training programs, books and learning resources like the Personal Strategic Plan that are designed to make the heart sing, the mind expand and the spirit soar!

    To support his belief in the importance of goal setting and focus, Gary has established and sponsored two nationally recognized events: Youth Goals Education Week, a unique opportunity for kids and teens to learn about goal setting and its influence on their future, and New Year's Resolutions Week, an insightful series of activities designed to encourage people to set goals for their lives.

    Gary believes that life will not go according to plan, if you do not have a plan. He shares this belief and his unique strategies with school systems and companies around the world such as IBM, NASA, General Electric, Federal Express, Ford and many others.

    In addition to The GoalsGuy, Gary has created the wildly successful got goals?® campaign. It's mission is to inspire people to Be More, Do More and to ultimately Have More from life.

    His personal philosophy can be summarized into two words: Everything Counts!™ He believes in sweating the small stuff, and teaches that every action, word and thought either moves you toward or away from your goals, mission and ultimate legacy; that every moment offers an opportunity for advancement or retreat.

    When Gary speaks and writes, he does so from the heart, with warmth and humor. His unique gift is to speak to an audience and communicate with the heart of each person as if they were alone having an important, intimate conversation. A polished storyteller, he has a way of making the seemingly complex, easy to understand.

    Gary, his wife Erika, son Ryan, and daughter Libby live in Tampa, Florida with their two wonder-dogs Beefcake and Pork chop.

    Host: How do you stay motivated when difficulty strikes?

    Gary Ryan Blair: Difficulty is going to strike at any moment. So you don't know when it is but you have to prepared for it. One of the best ways to do it is look at an old saying where people say you have to keep the dream alive, you have to keep the goal alive. Well, that's really misunderstood. The thing you have to be keep alive is the fire, is the fuel, is the reason why. So that's how people -- is you have to keep the why alive and you do that for repetition, you do it for reinforcement and you do it for renewal. A good example, I have a home up in the Adirondacks in New York and we have got a great big fire place and if I do not continue to toss a log in that fire and keep that fire burning that fire is going to go out. It is going to be cold, it's going to very cold when we wake up in the morning especially in a winter morning. It is essential that in order to keep the house burning and keep it bright and keep everybody warm is I every once in a while I go and toss a log in the fire. We need to that from a motivational standpoint. We need to remind ourself as to why we are doing this that really is the key. 1