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9 Declarations to Claim Your Personal Power
What makes the difference between a person stuck in an ordinary, unfulfilling life, and a person racing to the top is a little bit of motivation. That’s why Brendon Burchard decided to write “The Motivation Manifesto.”
And energize people worldwide!
About Brendon BurchardBrendon Burchard is possibly the most successful and highest-paid online motivation trainer in history. He is also one of the best-known and “most influential leaders in the field of personal growth.” According to “Forbes,” he has so far trained over 1.5 million students.
He has written five books: “High Performance Habits,” “The Charge,” “The Millionaire Messenger,” “Life’s Golden Ticket,” and, of course “The Motivation Manifesto.”
"The Motivation Manifesto Summary"“The Motivation Manifesto,” writes the world’s favorite inspirational novelist Paulo Coelho, “is a poetic and powerful call to reclaim our lives and find our own personal freedom. It’s a triumphant work that transcends the title, lifting the reader from mere motivation into a soaringly purposeful and meaningful life. I love this book.”
We love it too!
And although we may not be as wordy as Coelho, we can compensate with organization and thoroughness. Mirroring the book’s structure, we’ll divide our summary into sections.
Burchard dedicates the first on human nature.
The section is divided in three chapters which elaborately expand on the three introductory sentences: “A vibrant, genuine, and purposeful life is the right of all humankind. But most of us fail to grasp it. We are lions and lionesses living as mice.”
So, in order to motivate you to reclaim your freedom, he moves on to the lyrical section 2, where he announces his nine declarations. They are empowering and inspiring even as chapter titles.
First of all, Burchard shouts from the rooftops, we shall meet life with full presence and power. And this means that it’s time to crawl out of the abysses of oblivion and hop on the energy bus! And become not impassionate spectators of our lives, but conscious observers! Then – even directors and guardians of it, warriors, lovers, and leaders!
Next, we shall reclaim our agendas. We will stop letting our days pass by us as we watch them! And we shall grab them by the throat and pack them neatly within our organizers! We need three things: Clarity. Direction. Progress.
And, then, we shall defeat our demons! The world may be haunted by them, but we won’t let few goblins of delay and doubt to mess up our plans! No doubts, no delaying – we’ll stand up for what we believe from beginning to the end!
Declaration number 4: we shall advance with abandon! Any extraordinary mind has the power to bend reality. “Our destiny hinges on a mindset for bold action.” If we are lions – we won’t pass through life as if snails or turtles!
Fifth: we shall practice joy and gratitude! Science says so. The Dalai Lama says so. There are so many things in life we can be grateful about. So, let’s be! There are miracles all around us and they can help us be joyful and thankful even when pain and injustice is so overpowering!
Next – we shall not break integrity. We will think before acting, and never do anything we’re not passionate about! We shall keep our word and always tell the truth. And we shall treat everyone with respect. Above all, we shall always favor action. Because action – in the long run – becomes character.
We shall amplify love. Love is what made us – and love is what we need to share with the world around us. Because the duty of lovers is – sang Leonard Cohen once – to tarnish the golden rule…
We shall inspire greatness. Because the most frightening answer to the questions: “Am I in some way elevating humanity by leading others to see and activate their potential? Am I living a truly great life?” is not “No.” It’s: “Well, I never tried…”
And, finally, we shall slow time. Life is just a series of fleeting moments. Make them last longer. Extend them forever.
Key Lessons from “The Motivation Manifesto”1. You Are What Exists Between Freedom, Fear, and Motivation 2. Hear the 9 Declarations and Reclaim Your Personal Power 3. Learn the 9 Virtues of Greatness
You Are What Exists Between Freedom, Fear, and MotivationEveryone wants to be free. Unfortunately, not many of us are. And the problem is simple: we are often crippled by fear. And just like the victims of abuse, we get stuck in some vicious cycles of pain, comfort, and relief of pain.
What we need: motivation. A lot of motivation.
Hear the 9 Declarations and Reclaim Your Personal PowerAnd Burchard has written an empowering motivation manifesto! (Really, it feels as if you’re summoned to start a revolution!). These are the nine declarations of motivation:
- We shall meet life with full presence and power;
- We shall reclaim our agendas;
- We shall defeat our demons;
- We shall advance with abandon;
- We shall practice joy and gratitude;
- We shall not break integrity;
- We shall amplify love;
- We shall inspire greatness; and
- We shall slow time.
Learn the 9 Virtues of GreatnessIf you want to inspire greatness – and be great yourself – it’s good if you take into consideration the 9 virtues of greatness. These are honesty, responsibility, intelligence, excellence, courage, respect, vigilance, service, and unity.
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