A real question I get asked all the time by clients -
“How do you stay motivated all the time?”
HA! I’m not motivated all the time.
Not even close.
But that doesn’t mean I don’t stay working though.
Here’s my question -
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?🧐
Everything else we just do.
We understand that 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 for some reason when it comes to health and fitness, we think it’s dependent on our mood for the day?
Listen: If you keep bailing on fitness, you’re like the person on a dating app who keeps saying, “You know I’m just not looking for anything serious right now” when the truth is that a relationship (aka fitness) is simply NOT A PRIORITY.
Wanna know what’s cool about your priorities?
You decide what they are.
You make the decisions every day of every year.
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”...
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 now️
Be the boss of your own life and stop making excuses. Put in the work.