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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 “I’m not motivated.”

"That’s not the real problem, unless you really don’t 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 don’t want to exercise, or that you really want to stop and get fast food rather than cooking dinner. That’s understandable, but it doesn’t mean you’re 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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    Thanks for sharing this article! emoticon
    3211 days ago
    Great article. Thanks Linda.
    3212 days ago
    Excellent Article...I saved it! Thank you for the reminder.
    Hope you had a nice Mother's Day.
    emoticon Laurie
    3212 days ago
    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
    3213 days ago
    Excellent article.
    Thanks for sharing, Sparky!
    3213 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!
    3213 days ago
  • _VALEO_
    Already got my Sparkpoints from this excellent article!
    I should refer to it more often! Thanks for the reminder.
    3213 days ago
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