Do you remember as a kid, that ridiculous stubbornness we had until we got what we wanted?
It could have been that Christmas present, or to just stay over at your friends house.
You’d ask your parents 1000 times if you had to, to get what you want.
Where does that stubbornness go as we grow older?
More importantly why does it disappear?
I think it’s because our goals don’t motivate us…so what’s the point in trying?
The most important thing I’ve learned in the past couple of weeks is that we need to have goals that align with our highest values.
Makes sense though, doesn’t it?
If we don’t care about them then we’re not going to trade pointless S**T like watching TV in order to achieve them.
I’ve also noticed that the more specific you are with your goals, the easier it is to reach them.
Don’t say “I want to get fit”…set clear targets.
If this is all a bit too overwhelming this is another great piece on reducing anxiety to clear your head…the funny thing is that it works.
A couple of times when I’m feeling overwhelmed I pull out my journal and write for 5 minutes about everything that I’m worried about.
It has an immediate effect on my whole day…I just feel calmer.
That said…here’s some suggestions on what to do if you feel like you’ve lost that motivation to keep going:
- Remember your ‘why’ — Why are you working out? Why do you bother? For me I feel energetic afterwards. Yes I get more energy when I work out.
- Set 1 goal for the next 3 months that you want to achieve — a couple of weeks before I started my bootcamp I broke it down into micro steps.
3. Remember that stubbornness you had as a kid — don’t lose sight of what you want. Don’t be afraid to give up what you want now, for what you want most.