Have you struggled with motivation recently?
You see, people wait for that perfect moment to build their motivation up and ‘start’
We’ve all heard there’s no time like the present to start
This is BS if you’re not motivated
But right now you don’t need motivation and that’s just a total cop-out thinking you do
I had to have this word with myself
We could cry about being in lockdown and not able to train the way we want
We could get down about not being able to see people
We could just bury our head in the sand and think nothing is happening
I had three days before I pulled myself together luckily
THREE DAYS of being 100% off track
Yes, this guy who is known for his health and fitness knowledge worldwide went off point
Then I realised
Getting frustrated will frustrate me even more, what’s the little thing I can do, the minimal thing?
That’s where I checked in with myself
Right now I don’t want to train at home – I like the release at the gym and getting out the house
Right now I don’t want to eat healthy – I love a good brownie and some nachos (not at the same time)
Right now I don’t want to ‘just walk’ – I want to push my body on the bike
Right now I don’t want to stick with a routine – I want to complete Resident Evil 3 like I did all those years ago
I could settle and some people have done so, the choice is yours
But I had to realise what I want to be seen as by myself, who I want to be at the end of this
I could just not worry, eat what I want, have anxiety levels through the roof and mess my circadian rhythm up, put on weight, lower my confidence and energy
But when I looked at the amount it would cost me in my business if I did that
The clients who would not sign up
What is ONE client worth to me?
How long does a client stay with me?
How many people does a client refer?
If I did wait until I was motivated I would be in a much worse position
My business couldn’t wait for me to be motivated
My business couldn’t have me doing just the easy stuff
My business needs me to be disciplined
Also, my wife can’t have me waiting until I am motivated
My wife needs me to be disciplined
My family can’t wait until I am motivated
After this my family will need me to have been disciplined
Motivation won’t get you as far as discipline will
And that’s why I am looking for people who want to get their discipline up
Think of what each missed opportunity is costing your business
What is ‘waiting’ for motivation doing for your bank balance and your health?