Where to find motivation
You won’t find it on a map or in a treasure chest
You won’t find it in the woods
Or over a rainbow
It won’t come to you either
Motivation you find in doing what you don’t have the motivation to start.
Say its going to the gym
You might not be motivated to go
But once your there and the more you keep going the more motivated you’ll find yourself.
You may be already living the dream
Have you heard the story of the Mexican fisherman
A buisness man approached him and started quizzing him on his lifestyle
Then gave him buisness tips so he could build an empire over ten years
The Mexican asked what he would do after he did that
The buisness man told him he could fish for leisure, drink with friends and nap in the afternoon
Of which the Mexican was already doing
(Read the full story for it’s full effects)
Today we are hit with advertisements left right and Centre, we can’t avoid adverts
That tell us we need to do this, earn that and have this so that we can be happy or live the dream
Yet we could be the Mexican, we could already have and do everything we need,
We could already be living our dream
Dont let someone tell you what you should be doing, figure it out for yourself
You never know, you might already be there
Restarting takes effort, it takes time to get back into the flow and making it a habit again.
I injured both my ankles during lockdown, I could barely walk let alone exercise so I rested,
Which turned into more resting and more before I knew it a couple of months had passed and I hadn’t done anything
Getting back into the gym hurt, both physically and mentally
I had to break out of the comfort of not going I have to deal with the muscle soreness
It’s easier to not quit and keep going
But it’s better than never trying again
It’s better than doing nothing
It hurts but the pain is temperamental
Take The Risk, Or Lose The Chance
Is a quote I see in the entrepreneur world, All over Instagram and the likes…
It implies that you need to make quick decisions and snap up whatever is in front of you right away. It makes you think that if I wait then I’m going to lose this opportunity and there will be no more.
It also rushes you into making the decision and not truly thinking through whether it is actually an opportunity or not.
Sometimes the risk you need to take is to wait.
That’s right wait, instead of snapping up the first thing that comes along.
Wait and the opportunity will arise.
Rush and what you thought was an opportunity was actually disaster in disguise.
Having Good intentions
But bad effort
Anyone can have the best intentions,
The best intention to get in shape before a holiday, revise for a test, read a book, well there’s loads of examples.
Whenever I go abroad I always said I would learn the language or some of it at least,
I’ve bought audiobooks, physical books all with the best of intentions of learning it, but the effort didn’t match the intention.
It’s like having the best intentions to get in shape you buy loads of training gear, buy a ‘health magazine’, loads of healthy food,
Then grab a takeout and leave the above to collect dust.
To make traction
Our efforts need to be more than our intentions.