Focus: Let’s Get Motivated
Have you ever seen someone running at a ridiculously early time of day and have wondered how on earth they are waking up so early to do that? Or has someone ever told you how he or she hasn’t eaten dessert in months? How can we be motivated like these amazingly healthy people? I am here to tell you!
Motivation is linked to goals. Without a goal in mind, why do you do what you do? I love to run which is why I do it. However, most people do not love to eat healthy and exercise which is why goal setting is important for motivation.
Step 1: WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS
Okay, so you are thinking that this is a really dumb way of motivating someone. However, have you ever physically written down your fitness goal or your weight goal? If you haven’t, then you will not know what I am talking about. Writing down goals with specific parameters and guidelines of how and when you want your goals to be accomplished is crucial. Similar to an agenda or calendar with your daily plans listed where you rely on either to get through your day, in order to fulfill your goals you must also write them down.
Step 2: COMPLETE YOUR GOALS
Now that they are written down, complete them! Put your written goals in a place where you see everyday. Maybe set your background on your phone of a famous athlete or write yourself notes of inspiration and motivation. However you do it, make sure you complete your goals, but do not be afraid to adjust them if they are too far reaching or too simple.
Step 3: EVALUATE YOUR PROGRESS
How did you do? Did you succeed in some areas of your goals and not others? Why not? Ask yourself these questions and decide what held you back from reaching your goals, or what assisted you in achieving them.
I urge everyone to try this technique to trigger motivation in not only your health and well being but success in school, work, and various areas of life. Don’t give up and don’t be afraid to test your limits!