Last night on Facebook I asked this question:
We all have times in our lives when we are totally unmotivated to train or go to the gym.
What’s the main reason you become unmotivated (outside of an injury)?
2. Lack of clear goals
3. Lack of proper programming (even if you do have a goal)
4. Stalled progress
I certainly got a variety of answers, but #2 and #3 seemed to be some of the most popular. I’m not here to talk about what goals you should have or what program to follow, but rather, are you taking the steps necessary to overcome? Are you devoting 100% to figuring it out?
Do you give 100% of your effort on the job?
Do your kids receive 100% of your attention when they need help with homework or playing a game?
Does your listen 100% to your spouse when they are talking, or are you distracted by your phone, the TV or radio?
In the words of Zig Ziglar:
“Success is not a destination, it’s a journey, it’s the direction in which you are traveling. Most people wait until everything is just right before they do anything. They refuse to go out on a limb because they don’t understand that the fruit is always out on the limb. They refuse to be on themselves. For them, the ball game of life is already over, and they’ve lost it.
Do you know anyone who is “half-a-mind” to lose some weight, or go back to school, take a public speaking course, get active in the community, etc? Unfortunately, people who wait until everything is ‘just right’ before they do anything, will never do it.” – See you at the Top, pg. 38, 40
Don’t be the average person that puts 25% into their work… be the few and far between who go all the way.