The number one reason most people say they aren’t exercising or leading a healthy lifestyle is – ‘No motivation’

I wanted to share with you a snippet of what I spoke to my 8 Week Challengers about on Motivation – Finding it & keeping it!

What is motivation?

Definition – A reason or reasons for acting or behaving in a particular way.

What I would love to encourage you to do is write down what motivates you. It can be 1 thing or 10 things. What ever it may be write it down & put it somewhere you’ll see everyday!

This is going to help remind you daily what motivates you.

The thought process I’m going to share with you will help you keep your motivation.

Opportunity VS Obligation

I absolutely love this.

In a nutshell it means to view everything in life as an opportunity NOT an obligation.

The definition of opportunity is – “a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something”

To put this in to practice is quiet easy! Whether it be your workouts, a new challenge in life or eating healthy for the day you simply need to view these as an OPPORTUNITY to better your health, better your life & achieve your goals.

When you feel obligated to do something it takes away any positive association with it. You should never feel obligated to do anything in life.

This being said everyone will have negative thoughts at some point – it’s how you handle them that will change your life. My way of doing this – overwhelm them with POSTITIVE actions.

“Overwhelm negative thoughts with positive actions”

I truly believe in the power of positive thinking & I know positive ACTIONS can count for so much!

KEEPING your motivation has a lot to do with this thought process.

If I am struggling to find motivation I think about the opportunity, the opportunity to be healthy, the opportunity to be stronger and the opportunity to be great at what I do.

Don’t look at it as an obligation. Not something you have to do or someone is making you do. YOU have to want it. You need to seize your opportunity. This is how you are going to stay motivated.

Opportunity VS Obligation

I’ll leave you with my final thought –

If you want something you’ve never had before, if you want to change your life – CHANGE YOUR MENTALITY. Opportunities show themselves everyday – seize them.

Remind yourself of what motivates you each and everyday.

ng x