Everything you don’t want
Is exactly what you need
What you don’t want to do, see or hear
Is what it takes to succeed in any form of success
Long term commitment, slow results and hard work
In relationships for example (and I know this isn’t everyone’s) but I see a lot on social media many people within a year of a relationship getting engaged.
Now to me that isn’t the long game, that’s still the honey moon period of the relationship where they haven’t been through any real tests, they are rushing results… (But then again I could just be miserable judging from the lonely side line)
Body everyone wants to lose 10 years of bad habits in 2 weeks
And become a millionaire over night
Nobody wants the long term struggle, nobody wants to be told that it will take time, they want results yesterday or they don’t want to do anything
So they spend time hopping from fad to fad, from engagement to engagement hoping to find the one thing to jump them success over night.
What happens when the person you relie on goes away.
I’m a big believer in having coaches.
They keep you accountable, they push you forward, they help with that dirty word… motivate us when we dont feel like it.
They are awesome.
But what happens when they aren’t available?
Then who motivates you,
The who pushes you forward
As great as coaches are
We still have to be our biggest driving force. We can’t always rely on the externals
The world doesn’t work that way
External motivation is weak.
Because it relies on something or someone else.
I remember the late nights watching rocky 4 for like the 100th time,
I used to get so motivated and want to run for miles…
But in the late morning or afternoon whenever I woke
That motivation was gone.
And the exercise never got done.
Then I would watch rocky again
And the same feeling and the process continued.
This is what happens when we rely on outside sources for our motivation.
Its doesn’t come from within so it’s not strong to sustain our habits.
I would argue that motivation is weak itself…
Even if it comes from within…
What should we rely on then?
Don’t feel like doing something, you do it anyway
Discipline feels like your worst enemy
It makes you do things you hate
But it has your best interests at heart
If your disciplined
You wont need motivation, but your results in life will compound
And you will realise that discipline is your best friend
When you don’t feel like it
Is when you need to do it the most.
When you have now motivation, or inspiration and you just wanna be curled up on the sofa.
That’s when you need to just get up and do something.
Anything, it doesn’t matter what, because that something will lead to something else.
To quote nike, just do it
It’s easy to lose sight of purpose and motivation during the lockdown,
When you can’t really do much and the days just seem to be the same,
The excuse ill do it tomorrow sounds greater than ever.
Let’s face it, what harm is another lazy day going to do anyway, when tomorrow is just the same.
Well, the harm is great.
One lazy day isn’t too bad, but another leads to another and so on.
The more lazy days we have the harder they are to break those cycles.
Stay strong, break the day that thing that you were putting off till tomorrow,
Do it today.
You’ll find you feel much better.