There is absolutely no human being on the planet who is motivated all time
Small goals boost motivation in a huge way
Truth about motivation and how to get the most out of it!
A very familiar story for most people often goes something like this… Telling ourselves that we’re going to “do that thing” and it’ll be great! Only for the day to come and we say something like “Well, today’s not a good day to start because…”
When the motivation hits, we feel energized and excited about this new change but then, if we don’t follow through we are hard on ourselves. As if we failed at something and sometimes give up on ourselves. Lets end this cycle and discuss the truth about motivation.
First off… it’s fleeting. Think of motivation a bit like adrenaline. When it hits, it’s powerful and you should take action and use it! However there is absolutely no human being on the planet who is motivated all time. Even if their social media account says they are. So don’t be so hard on yourself.
Secondly, achieving small goals can boost motivation in a huge way. Every time we stick to something, no matter how small, the motivation to stick with it increases. Eventually your motivation will reach a peak level that whatever this thing is, becomes a permanent lasting habit.
So, what’s the key to putting these together? Here is the answer in three easy steps. Three steps that all happen at the same time, so it’s easier than it sounds. 🙂
This step is likely to be the hardest for most people. We focus a lot of energy for everyone and everything, and make sure the world around us is happy and taken care of.
Remember that YOU are important. YOU deserve to treat yourself with as much love and kindness as you do everyone else.
Anything you want in life can be yours. Well, almost anything. Your body is capable of being fit, strong and resilient, however, living off of processed foods (and then consuming processed ‘weight loss’ foods) won’t get you to a smaller waistline.
Here’s how it goes: healthy body is 60 percent the foods you eat, 30 percent exercise and 10% genetics. Therefore, it’s not scientifically possible to eat everything you want and be healthy — even with a ‘magic pill’ in place.
Make a schedule that you feel you can keep
Many people feel they need to go to an extreme to get where they want to go. “I hate it, but I’ll do it every day because it’s good for me” is not a sustainable approach.
So let’s use an example… exercise. If you are someone who does not work out regularly, then to try and schedule a work out 6 days a week is a recipe for trouble. Start off with one or two days a week. Times that traditionally work well for your schedule. As you begin to stick to the easy schedule, you will find that you will want to do more. Something as simple as taking the stairs. Then who knows, you may add another day or two to the work out… but if not, you will remain proud of yourself for the days you have kept.
Plan your life around your schedule
Since a very young age, we all have been on schedules. We started in grade school, high school, university, jobs… we are very accustomed to sticking to schedules. That same mentality is applied here.
We all know that life tries to get in the way. To remedy that, we need to plan our life AROUND the schedule we just made. If your friend wants to see you, then they need to pick a day you are not busy.
Yes, things will happen. Emergencies, getting sick, lots can happen but the bottom line is…
commit to yourself. YOU are worth it and deserve it.
So there you have it. It might not seem as sexy as all those #Hustle people out on social media, but this isn’t about them. This is about YOU, and getting you to reach whatever goal you want to achieve.
If every you want to talk about this further, or discuss ways to cultivate your own motivation techniques, contact us at any time. 🙂