Motivational Speakers – Do you Know Why you want it?

Motivational Speakers

Do you Know Why you want it?

I am one of the best motivational speakers in South Africa. During my presentation I will share my research with you about the super achievers I have been studying for the past five years, looking for characteristics, personality traits, philosophies and behaviours, which are common to all of them. My objective has been to try to understand why some people achieve greatness. Yet more talented people, with so much pent-up potential, just seem to keep spinning their wheels throughout their lives and never seem to achieve anything meaningful. My research, so far, has revealed some interesting results to me.

Five Characteristics common to Super Achievers


They all have a crystal clear picture of exactly what they want to achieve in the future and when asked to describe it, they passionately look up to the right and deliver a passionate, description, of this picture of possibility, as though they have already achieved it. There is not even a moment’s pause, as they easily describe what they see in the future.

Can you describe and articulate your vision as easily? If you are not clear on what you want, then the way your future will turn out, is out of your hands and will be left to the whims of the world and those around you. Do you want to surrender your future to chance and have no control over how things will turn out? Wrestle back control of your life right now, by clarifying the direction you want it to go by, describing your vision for the future.


The second characteristic, which I observed in every super achiever, was an unwavering belief in their own ability to achieve their vision. When asked a series of questions about the possibility of living their vision. Without exception every one of them believed that they had what it took or they could acquire the knowledge or support they needed from someone who did. There was not a shadow of doubt in their minds that they would achieve their vision in the future.

How do you feel about yourself? Do you have what it takes to achieve greatness or are you constantly engaged in negative self-talk, where you constantly doubt yourself and your abilities? Building belief is a process and is not something, which will happen in a day. If you get support to help you build your self-belief, self-esteem and are 100 % committed to your future success. You can gradually build your crucial self-belief, to a point where it will support you to achieve the picture of possibility, you have envisioned for the future.

Commitment to Life-Long learning

As Jim Rohn said, “A formal education will get you a job, a commitment to lifelong learning, will make you a fortune” Without exception, every super achiever, I have researched was committed to their personal growth. They were almost like sponges, always looking for ways to grow and improve. They did not only read and/or listen to audio books, attend seminars etc. They were committed to grow every day, and it was so inspiring to be around them and to observe the hunger for knowledge. They were constantly asking questions, exploring, observing and consciously storing away any new lessons or experiences they had each day.

How much time do you invest into your personal development every day? I cannot say when you will start to see remarkable results start to unfold in your life. But I can confidently say that if you invest a minimum of 2 hours a day into your personal development and growth, you will over time, exponentially increase your pace of progress and attract incredible levels of success to yourself.

Work Ethic

Success in whatever form it may come is the result of consistent hard work, persistence and patience. Every one of the super achievers I have researched worked tirelessly every day on their success. Not one of them had any unique talent, unusual ability or social advantage. They were clear all just very clear on what they wanted, believed in their abilities, constantly worked to improve their knowledge, worked really hard and knew why they wanted to achieve greatness.

How hard are you willing to work? Does the thought of giving up some of your leisure time scare you? If you want to achieve the meaning and fulfilment you have only dreamt about until now. Accept that it is going to require work, do the tough stuff daily and the doors of possibility burst open on a future of wonder. Commit to do what it takes, be clear about what and why you want, believe it is possible for you to achieve it and “NO-THING is beyond the realm of possibility for you.

Why do you want it?

All the super achievers also had absolute clarity about why they wanted to achieve their vision. The reasons ranged from significance, to legacy, to helping and supporting others, etc. All their reasons why they wanted to achieve greatness were focused on things greater than themselves. Yes, all of them at one stage or other had been driven by selfish, self-interest. But without exception, they all stated that, as soon as they changed their focus from self and instead focused on others or a reason greater than themselves, their whole world changed and greatness flowed in.

What is your reason why you want to achieve anything meaningful with your life? Uncover your reason why and everything just gets easier. Even when the inevitable challenges do come your way, you will have the drive, passion and deep rooted inspiration, to support you to mitigate or overcome all of them.

My Purpose and Vision

To live, to love, to be mega happy, consistently growing, helping millions of people to invite similar levels of meaning and fulfilment into their own experience, for the greater good of all concerned

Andrew Horton

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One comment

  • Elviera Schreuder /

    Hi Andrew!

    Excellent article! I believe you nailed it!
    I really like what you said here and I agree with it all.
    The part I like most of all is where you talk about focusing on things that are greater than yourself. This is something I strongly advocate and believe myself. There is a much bigger picture and that makes me believe that I can change the world and even leave a legacy behind. I long for my life to impact generations to come.

    Now I have a question for you (because I am passionate about what I do): Are you familiar with StrengthsFinder? And have you completed it? If so, what are your Top 5 Strengths?
    I coach people after they complete the Gallup StrengthsFinder assessment and would love to know your Strengths. I have my suspicions of some of your Strengths, but I’d love to know your actual results.
    Please consider doing it as you will surely benefit and grow even more as a person!

    Thanks for being inspirational!

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