Who Cares About Motivation? Not Me.
Friday, July 19, 2013
It feels so good when you feel motivated, when you feel the blood running fast through your veins to accomplish something. But you really don't need it to be successful.
The other day, I was in an eating rampage. I was so emotionally hungry that I just did not care what I was eating. I was falling in my old habit of eating whatever I wanted without restraining, without thinking of the consequences.
After that, I felt depressed and discouraged. I felt so helpless thinking that there was not a way out for me. I did not feel motivated to loose weight, at least my motivation was weaker than my cravings.
Next day, I felt guilty and stopped to meditate about my situation. I thought that if I was waiting to feel motivated to loose weight, I was in REAL TROUBLE. What if I feel motivated again when I gained 10, 20, 30 more pounds, or when my blood pressure skyrocketed, or when I was not able to walk because my knees were not able to carry my weight? Nevertheless, after all this mental self talking, the motivation did not return.
Then, I remember an instance where motivation did not have anything to do with my success. It is related to cleaning the bathroom. I hate to do it, I never felt motivated to do it, but I am very fast and good at doing it. Once a week, I just do it to get over it as soon as I can, because I HAVE TO. How? I have all the tools gathered in a bucket, I have the procedures well established, and I just do it as efficiently as I can.
So, I do not care about motivation at all anymore and I am not going to wait until I feel motivated. I decided to work on this project: loose weight, eat healthier, move more and improve my health, period.
I need to solve this problem or project. I need to gather my tools, like planning and cooking my meals. I need to establish the schedules and procedures. I need to know how to do what I have to do efficiently. I need to know the steps that I have to follow to reach my goal.
I am glad that I finally gave a kick in the b... to the motivation.