Here’s a conversation I’ve had so many times:
Client: "How do you stay motivated all the time?"
Me: "Oh I absolutely do not. Not even close."
It doesn’t mean I don’t stay working though.
Here are some questions for you:
Are you motivated to go to work every day?
Are you motivated to pay your rent?
Are you motivated to grocery shop? Brush your teeth? Run errands? Fold laundry? Keep up maintenance on your car?
I highly doubt it. But you do it anyways, don’t you?
SO HELP ME UNDERSTAND: Why do we only ask ourselves about motivation when it comes to the health of our bodies, one of the most important parts of our lives?🧐
We find time to complete every other day to day task in our lives.
We just understand it needs to get done.
We don’t question it, we just put in the work to keep life moving forward optimally and prosperously.
But when it comes to health and fitness, we think it’s dependent on our mood for the day?
If you keep bailing on fitness, you’re telling yourself that your body and your health are just NOT A PRIORITY.
Want to know what’s cool about your priorities? You decide what they are.
You make the decisions every day of your life.
We need to stop blaming "motivation" like it truly has control over our actions.
My examples above proved that the absence of motivation is no barrier for doing the work.
Next time you catch yourself saying "I just don’t have the motivation," instead have the courage to admit: "It’s just not a priority to me."
Don’t like that statement? Then change your behavior.
Like that statement? Well, at least you’re being honest with yourself now.️
Be the boss of your own life.
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