::A Motivation Metaphor You Can Use to Change Your
Picture this. You're standing on conveyor belt. It's
carrying you down a long, narrow hallway. Each side of the hallway is lined with
closed doors, small signs hanging just above their frame.
The messages on those signs is something that you need to pay
close attention to. Very close attention.
The speed of the
conveyor belt isn't too fast - slow enough to let you comfortably open and step
through one of the doors - but not much time to question your
After a few moments, a door has passed you by
Peering down the long hallway you see the belt is heading toward
a larger door marked 'EXIT.'
You have a fair amount of time before you reach this door, but
make no mistake, you are forever moving toward
What is Written on Those
a few minutes, your curiosity gets the best of you and you focus intently on the
writing above each door.
After passing a few doors
trying your best to make out the small writing, you realize that each sign
contains a personal goal, a change you've always wanted to make or a dream
you've always wanted to achieve.
corridor is your life.
Each door is an
opportunity for change, for happiness, for success. Everything you have ever
wanted to be, do, and have is represented by each door along the
like life, the longer you wait to step through the doors, the greater the chance
that they'll pass you by.
Eventually nearly every door will be
behind you, impossible to enter. I say nearly because
only one will remain - the one at the end of the corridor.
Before we move
on, I have a question for you.
Do you know what would
be written above each door? Do you know what you really want today, tomorrow,