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The Motivation Manifesto

Declarations to Claim Your Personal Power

By Brendon Burchard
10-minute read
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The Motivation Manifesto: Declarations to Claim Your Personal Power by Brendon Burchard

The Motivation Manifesto (2014) explains the fundamental driving forces of human nature and how these either help us realize or keep us from our life’s goals. In a few easy steps, you’ll learn how to inspire and increase your own levels of motivation to live a happier life.

  • Anyone looking for a motivation boost
  • Anyone feeling unsatisfied with how they’re living life
  • Anyone with a big idea they want to see realized

Brendon Burchard is a world-famous personal development trainer, bestselling author and founder of personal development program, High Performance Academy. American television host Larry King has called Burchard “one of the top motivation and marketing trainers in the world.”

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The Motivation Manifesto

Declarations to Claim Your Personal Power

By Brendon Burchard
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The Motivation Manifesto: Declarations to Claim Your Personal Power by Brendon Burchard
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The Motivation Manifesto (2014) explains the fundamental driving forces of human nature and how these either help us realize or keep us from our life’s goals. In a few easy steps, you’ll learn how to inspire and increase your own levels of motivation to live a happier life.

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A yearning for freedom and the burden of fear are humankind’s most fundamental driving forces.

Does it ever seem to you like there’s always something stopping you from being completely free?

If so, you’re not alone. We all feel frustrated when we sense our freedom is curtailed.

But why do we feel this way?

Without personal freedom, we can’t realize our potential as an individual or as a society. And when we stop demanding the freedom we need, life rapidly loses all its vigor and drive and we become slaves to the wants and expectations of others.

This lack of freedom can easily spiral out of control, doing serious damage not only to people but also to entire societies. Just think of atrocities such as the Holocaust, in which many people stood idly by in fear as thousands had their freedom cruelly taken from them.

Even today many of us still feel oppressed, worrying about what other people think and afraid to pursue what we really want from life.  

So how can you overcome your obstacles to reach whole new levels of joy and fulfillment?

The only way to attain personal freedom is to overcome fear. Fear is a powerful part of the human psyche. In our evolutionary past, fear served us well, keeping us from danger.

But how does fear benefit us today, in the modern world?

You might hear people say, “Fear is natural,” or “Fear makes you work harder.” Sure, this may be true at times. But in most cases it isn’t.

In fact, pretending that fear is our friend is rather like having a wolf as a pet. Sooner or later, this wild animal will turn on us and eat us alive!

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