What drove the most successful people to chase Greatness!

Have you ever wondered what is the biggest motivation behind the most successful people in the world?

Is it Power?



Yes the above mentioned things are motivating factors for a lot of people but not for the most successful people.

The fire that keeps them going is much more intense and isn’t dependent on materialistic stuff. And this is what the main idea of this post is, motivate you to achieve anything you want in your life without depending on external factors.

Now we’re going to take a look at the motivating factors of the 5 most successful people in the world and how they’ve managed to make a dent in the universe.

Michael Jordon

If we even say that Michael Jordon is the greatest basketball player of all time then it would be such an understatement. But do you know how he became great? He used Failure as his motivation! He always said that failure always motivated him to work harder.

There was a time when he struggled to make it to even his school team but instead of giving up he practiced basketball for hours and whenever he got tired he imagined the school team without him and continued to practice.

The Rest is history!

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey wasn’t born privileged and a billionaire. She was abused, poor and a minority in 50’s. Life wasn’t fair to her but when most people would use it as an excuse, she didn’t.

She always believed that doesn’t matter what the situation is, we have to Take Responsibility for our Lives.

Oprah didn’t use her horrible past as crutch, instead took responsibility of her situation and accomplished big things in her life.

Steve Jobs

The brilliance of Steve Jobs has transformed the lives of millions of people. His motivation behind his success was a bit strange and it was ‘Death’. He said in a speech that by keeping in mind that he will be dead soon, he was able to make big choices in life.

He also said that he looked in the mirror every morning and asked himself if that day was the last day of his life, what would he do on that day.

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Walt Disney

Walt Disney’s early life was nothing less than a nightmare. He was bankrupt in his early twenties after the failure of his cartoon series. But luckily for the millions of sweet children all over the world, his Curiosity to achieve big things in life kept him going.

He said, “if you can dream it, you can do it”, and his dream led him to create Mickey Mouse, Snow White and Seven Dwarfs and countless other Disney masterpieces.

It was only his curiosity that led him to buy a swamp land in Florida and turn it into the biggest theme park in the world – Walt Disney World.

Tony Robbins

One of the best life and business strategists in the world ‘Tony Robbins’ has changed the lives of more than 50 Million people in the world. On being asked about the motivation factor behind his success, his response was, ‘Hunger’.

According to him, hunger is the bridge between mediocrity and greatness. If you take a look at the most successful people in the world, you will notice that their hunger is not short lived but for a lifetime.

For the past 38 years Robbins has the hunger to help people and he has succeeded brilliantly in doing so.

So as you can see, the most successful people weren’t chasing money, fame or power but had intense hunger and desire to succeed in their endeavors.

What is your driving force that you will use to achieve greatness?

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All the Best!   

About the author


Hello, I am Akshay Sharma, I am a content writer by profession. Fitness, meditation and reading are my passions. By being mindful of my physical, mental and spiritual fitness, I am becoming aware that life is full of adventures and fun and must be treated in that way only. A lot to learn and a lot to teach, that's what my mission is. Keep learning and keep spreading love buddies, Cheers!

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