I get it, it’s hard to be motivated all the time. Life is stressful. Whether you’re entrepreneur or you work for a company or have a family… or all three… your likely have multiple demands and may feel like you’re the target of a firing squad at times. Life happens day in and day out, moment-by-moment, change is the one constant in life. Best to keep a Can Do Attitude!
Can Do Attitude
However, you do yourself a disservice wishing for things to stay the same. We must continually evolve, grow and adapt, in life and in business, as it is in nature and the universe.
But that’s not all this post is about. It’s also about staying motivated, overcoming obstacles and your perspective when your faced with change.
If I had to choose one verbal obstacle I hear the most often during training, I would say its “I can’t”. You hold in your vocabulary 2 powerful choices, I can’t or I can. Choose your words wisely, it greatly affects your chances of success.
Fluctuations are part of life, and I face motivation challenges just as much as the next person. However, for the important things in my life, I’ve also found a system for dealing with my “off days”, and I’m going to share it with you. These simple steps will help guide you.
Example: I don’t feel like working out today.
- Step 1: The most important part of any task is starting with “I can”
- Step 2: Create a pre-workout routine
- Step 3: Pick one simple starter task. Something so easy, you couldn’t say no
A: If you still can’t get motivated after telling yourself “I can”…then you’ll find that motivation gets a boost from “starter task” (an opening move that gets you started).
B: Create a simple little opening move like… filling up your water bottle. When you don’t feel like working out you can tell yourself “Just fill up the water bottle”.
C: Your only goal is to start the routine, fill the water bottle and then continue from there.
One step at a time, until your shoes are tied and your tookus is moving in the direction of your workout. 🙂 Easy breezy, try it.
There will be obstacles. Always. How you choose to view them is what will make the difference between success and failure. Keep in mind that every situation presents an opportunity to learn and grow.
So there you have it! No excuses.
How do you overcome life’s obstacles?
What’s your routine opening move/starter task? Do you have one?
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***Disclaimer: Always check with your doctor first before starting new fitness routines to ensure that they’re right for you.***All opinions expressed are 100% my own.