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!
Don't forget to take your spark points!