The issue of motivation and sometimes the lack of it, is common to us all at different points in our lives. What makes the most unassuming person unwavering in their commitment and the seemingly powerful fall and stay down when they reach hurdles in life? Issues and adversities are inevitable in life – but giving up on a goal because of a setback is like slashing your other three tyres because one got a flat.
One thing is for sure, the mindset – our internal dialogue and belief, are key. As, of course, is perspective. A ‘myopic’ view, one of short-sightedness will inevitably lead to us focusing on the here and now – which more often than not means we sacrifice long term advantage for short term comfort. What can help us here? A goal. A purpose. A bigger picture view. Without a destination, we can work hard but how do we know we have made progress?
It is clear, achievers in life know where they are going and how they are going to get there. The most significant decision that we can make therefore, is that of setting our destination. Your ability to discipline yourself and set clear goals and then work towards them with consistency is more key to your future success than any other single factor. Our path, our goals, are for us and us alone – but calling on a motivated guidance professional for assistance on the journey can help us to fall in love with the process and train ourselves to maintain motivation.
You’ve been criticising yourself for years and it hasn’t worked, let’s try approving of yourself and see what happens. Make one definitive move today towards your goal of a Faster, Fitter, Leaner and Stronger you.