How to Get Motivated (it’s not what you think)

How many messages do you see every day on Facebook from “inspirational” posts?

Do you actually get inspired from that?

(I don’t- but I used to think that people did)

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good motivational quote every once and a while, but it doesn’t get me jumping out of my seat to go crush my goals.

So what does?

Pain
Discomfort
Aggravation
Stress

And ultimately NOT wanting to stay in the position or situation that I am currently in. Here’s the reality of human nature though…

Our current comfort is very often more important than the life that we really want.

So we have to ask ourselves, do we REALLY want that?

Or do we think that “when I lose 10 pounds” or “when I get that job” or “when I get married“…then I’ll be happy.

That’s twisted thinking, but we all do it.

So the question of the day is this:

Is your current level of comfort  ACTUALLY more important than  what you want?

If you say yes, that’s cool….

But I’ll bet if you dig a little deeper, the ultimate answer just might be no.

For example, if I asked you if losing 10 pounds would make you happier and you said yes…

Then I asked you if you would be willing to commit to working out and eating right and
you said no, you’ll likely want to dig deeper about WHY you want to lose 20 pounds,

If the answer is that you:

-Don’t feel confident at work

-You avoid social situations because you hate wearing sleeveless dresses and shirts

You hardly every shop because it just pisses you off

Then you have a REAL reason, not just some fluff that will in fact NEVER change how comfortable or uncomfortable you are willing to get to achieve the result.

Now the good news is that you don’t have to give up a social life, your training can be 3-5 days per week as long as your nutrition is in check (80/20 remember?)

Is it a little uncomfortable? Sure….but it doesn’t take over your life.

So when you set a goal, dig into your why. We talk about this all the time, but it’s critical to actually achieving it. Are you looking for the outcome without taking into account the journey and the work?

That usually doesn’t last long.

Instead look at the big picture, then dissect the work that needs to be done, get someone to hold you accountable, have weekly check points, celebrate your wins and then repeat.

Callie Durbrow