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Staying Motivated!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

From an article by Dean Anderson, 3 Simple Ways to Build Consistency.

Rule #1: Never tell yourself ďIím not motivated.Ē

"Thatís not the real problem, unless you really donít want to lose weight or live a healthy lifestyle. As long as you do want these things, you have all the motivation you need.

It may be true that sometimes you donít want to exercise, or that you really want to stop and get fast food rather than cooking dinner. Thatís understandable, but it doesnít mean youíre not motivated. It just means that you want two different and opposing things, and you have to make a decision. Telling yourself that you lack motivation is just a way of denying that you really do have a choice. It makes the problem seem mysterious and out of your control, and it makes you feel less powerful than you really are, because you lack something (the motivation) you need. Not true!"

Own the moment! Decide to follow through on your motivation. You get to decide if you sit and eat or get up and exercise.

Rule #2: Build momentum one step at a time.

Rule #3: Always have a plan B.

Read the article! Great reading if you think you've lost your motivation!

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  • PRAIRIEGIRL44
    Thanks for sharing this article! emoticon
    2697 days ago
  • GRALLEN
    Great article. Thanks Linda.
    2698 days ago
  • ONMYWAYTOGOAL
    Excellent Article...I saved it! Thank you for the reminder.
    Hope you had a nice Mother's Day.
    emoticon Laurie
    2698 days ago
  • SPARKLESSENCE
    Linda, this is one of my favorite articles! Coach Anderson's Rule #1 really hit me between the eyes, it was so amazing! We may be, at times, conflicted, but that doesn't mean we've lost motivation. It just means the emphasis we've put on our priorities has become clouded.

    It's a great article - thanks so much for mentioning it! - Sara emoticon
    2699 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    Excellent article.
    Thanks for sharing, Sparky!
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    elizabeth
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    2700 days ago
  • MARTY19
    I have read it before and he does say a mouthful. I am motivated but time seems to be a huge factor lately. But where there is a will there is a way. LOL

    Happy Mother's Day!
    Hugs,
    Marty
    2700 days ago
  • _VALEO_
    Already got my Sparkpoints from this excellent article!
    I should refer to it more often! Thanks for the reminder.
    2700 days ago
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