Motivation can be very hard to come by… but when it does, you get excited, and ready to make a change.
However, if you only act when motivation rolls around… well, you probably won’t get much, if anything, done at all.
Watch the video below to learn why:
Action Must Precede Motivation
2 Types of motivation:
- short-term – the moment you get excited to make a change. It’s usually spurred by seeing an image of a physique you aspire to having, or hearing about a friend who lost 20 pounds in 12 weeks.
- long-term – what comes from lots of consistent action, and practice, which turns into a positive feedback loop (hint: this is what we’re after)
We cover one of the ‘Six Perils’ from my book Stay Leaner, Longer.
It’s called Information Overload (having so much information that it keeps you from doing anything).
3 Main Points
1:27 — 1. you must act in spite of being motivated.
Main IDEA: Motivation is not something that happens very often, so you must do something, regardless of ‘feeling motivated’ all the time.
2:50 — 2. Take advantage of the instantaneous motivation.
Write it down, and capture your emotions and desires during that time to reference later when you have zero motivation.
3:19 — 3. How to make sure you stay motivated.
Over time, you’l get better and better results, which allows you more motivation. It compounds over time, but it only comes if you act in spite of not always feeling like doing something.
To learn more about discovering why you might be struggling with motivation, and learning how to create better habits that serve you forever, check out Stay Leaner, Longer.
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