A friend of mine came up to me the other day and told me the following story: “I went to a funeral this morning for one of my teachers. At the funeral, I started to think about how short life is and how important it is to make a positive contribution to the world. Every day is a gift and I have to make the most of it.”
“Then the family spoke about the many people the teacher had helped in his life, and I was truly inspired to make some real changes for the better in my own life. I was even inspired to give more when the head of an important local charity shared how dedicated he was with his own anonymous monthly contributions.“
Then my friend posed this question: “Do you know how long my inspiration lasted?”
I answered, “Dave, knowing you I would say probably by the time you got home.”
He replied, “I guess you don’t know me well enough, because as soon as I could not see the cemetery from my rearview mirror, the inspiration was already gone!”
Tips to help you go beyond inspiration
Inspiration is the spark that gets you started. However, Inspiration is also like a sailboat in the wind. The sails are full and the schooner is cutting through the water. When the wind stops, so does the sailboat.
So what can we do to hold onto the positive decisions that we make when we are inspired and transform them into a reality?
What I will share with you now is one of the key points that I share with my YouHelp.com campaign leaders in our coaching sessions. In reality, it is really easy and simple so pay attention. Are you ready?
Take five small, positive actions each day.
That is the difference between success and failure! Now let me explain why it is so important. You see, actions consistently repeated turn into habits. So, taking five positive actions each day will eventually turn into a habit of positive action.
You will need to make time for those positive actions in your daily routine. Where will you find the time in your busy life? One way is by removing some of the less productive habits from your schedule.
Turn positive steps into a habit.
You turn your positive steps into a habit just by doing them every day. Once your positive actions become a habit, you will look back and realize that you are transformed and elevated to a new positive person. And, your peers and colleagues will view you that way, too.
Don’t let negative thinking hold you back.
Don’t listen to any negative thoughts in your head telling you how insignificant your actions are because they are small. If you start small and check each action off, just watch and see! At the end of the month, those many small actions have grown into noticeable changes.
Consistency is an important factor to success.
The difference between the successful crowdfunding campaigns and those that are not is a follow up plan. Successful crowdfunding campaigns all create a follow up plan to turn inspiration into consistent action.
A crowdfunding coach will help you create those vital steps of action to make sure your campaign succeeds.
To find out how you can capture your inspiration into a successful crowdfunding campaign send an email to support@YouHelp.com.