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.
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
“Can you imagine yourself in 10 years if, instead of avoiding the things you know you should do, you actually did them every single day? That’s powerful.”
Procrastination will kill you faster than a natural death, I know I’m a master procrastinator,
I put off things for weeks/months, I started editing a book and saw a note I left in it that said its Feb 2020 at the time of editing, 8 months later still not done
I could be in a lot better shape, I could be a lot smarter, I might even still be in a relationship if I did the stuff I knew I should.
We need to snap out of this distraction mentality Because it stops us from living.
We need each other
It’s how we got here.
We got here through cooperation as tribes,
Working together to get food, look after the young and staying alive.
Being isolated meant almost certain death.
Today that feeling sticks with us,
If we are lonely our stress levels go up, we perceive more things as threats, we perceive others as threats which can make interactions awkward, it increases the risk of diseases like depression and Copd…
As the uk is pretty much back into lockdown I can’t help but think that the phycolical effects are going to be more disastrous than ‘Covid’ that thing that we may have but have no symptoms…
Meaningful relationships are needed now more than ever,
We’re all connected virtually but physically we’re not.
Reconnect with your tribes, we need them
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.