After 20 years in the fitness industry, I've had my fair share of people sharing with me that they ‘lack motivation‘.
When it comes to setting health, fitness or lifestyle goals, lack of education/knowledge, limited time, and ultimately, the un-belief in one-self, are all working against those de-motivated many. So what does one do about it?
For starters, it's understanding what is ‘motivation' on an objective level.
What is Motivation? Here's the simple Definition
- the act or process of giving someone a reason for doing something : the act or process of motivating someone
- the condition of being eager to act or work : the condition of being motivated
- a force or influence that causes someone to do something
If you search the definitions littered across the inter-web, you'll find lots of interpretations, but at the base level ‘Motivation' is generally believed to be something – either internally or externally – driving us to action.
But no matter what, it still boils down to a personal choice. To do something or not do something. And sometimes, it just helps to have our brain filled with positive messages, fueling our inspiration and internal belief in ourselves, which lights that fire of awesomeness.
Below are just a few of my favorites….
8 Awesomely Inspiring and Motivating Videos to get Your Day Started
A Pep Talk from Kid President to You
Al Pacino's “One inch at a time…” (Film: Any Given Sunday)
Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams
Be Great and Powerful Beyond Measure
Jimmy Valvano's 1993 ESPY Speech. “Don't give up . . . Don't ever give up.
Can never go wrong with a Rocky Balboa Speech
Winning is a Habit – Vince Lombardi
TELUS The Greatest Connection: Going To See Grandma… just a feel good – awesome story!
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya AngelouTweet This!