Everyone knows the routine; eat well, hit the gym, have the right mindset, and be consistent. But as simple as the routine sounds, most people often find themselves falling short of their targets, and falling back into old habits. In most cases, is missing is motivation and drive.
While we are bent of helping you get back your motivation and drive, today we’re going to scratch the surface on 6 action-steps to overcome your lack of motivation. This article is centered on giving you a sense of direction and purpose. Without any further delay, let’s get started.
Motivation alone is not enough
The best athletes do not only rely on motivation alone. The very best don’t rely on motivation but mindset. There is no motivation in the world that can jump-start an unsuccessful mindset.
The key attributes of a successful mindset are;
- Consistent elegance
- Embracing hardship
The Subconscious Power
Time is what you make out of it. If you believe you are too busy to train, you are not going to train. Your subconscious feeds on what you gives it. If you think you are tired, you are not going to get any work done.
On the other hand, if you believe you need the workout to get yourself in the right shape, you will have no issue finding yourself training. Training and workouts shouldn’t be based on how you feel. There comes a time when you are in the right state of mind; everything comes easily even when you are not in the mood.
Your subconscious plays a key role in all of these. Your subconscious reinforces your beliefs. If you believe you can’t work out or train, you are giving your subconscious a leeway not to work for you. Positive reinforcements go a long way in keeping you on the path.
The best athlete pays attention to their physical performance and other indicators. They pay special attention to what they say to themselves and others as well. They are in tune with their body language.
Average athletes do the opposite. They pay zero attention to everything and only look at one result.
It’s all perspective
Perspective is seeing things in the absence of any biases. If your training doesn’t go as planned, dust yourself up and try again. Most people often give up at the first hurdle. It didn’t work out today, doesn’t mean it won’t work out tomorrow.
On the other hand, if you are in the zone and you are crushing it, you have to be humble. You don’t know how long the smooth ride will continue, so keep your head down and keep working hard.
When it comes to workouts, you don’t want to get too comfortable. Remember the saying, “No Pain, No Gain.” if you pursue hardship, you will enjoy all-around progress. Are you finding it difficult to start? Well, embrace the hardship. Are you finding that new diet difficult? Good, do it, and see the changes in your life. Embracing the hardship will help you become stronger.
Consistency is everything
There is beauty in simplicity. Too many times, athletes complicate their nutrition and training. Eat 70% of the time clean and 30% to indulge. Give 110% when you train. Don’t follow too many different programs at the same time. Keeping it simple will lead to results.