Motivation is overrated.
Motivation is what gets you going. It’s that initial spark that gets you up off the couch, makes you take the first step in doing what you want to do. Motivation overrides that fear of failure and the chance that something may go wrong with what you are about to do and it gets you started.
Motivation is seeing someone else do the things that you dream of doing, it inspires you, it moves you to take things to the next level.
But motivation is NOT what keeps you from falling back into old habits – destructive self talk, self sabotage and playing the blame game, when you hit a pot hole or an obstacle during your journey.
Determination is what keeps you going once that initial spark has been caused by the motivation starts to waver. Determination is what keeps you going through the hard times, the thing that really drives you through the times when you think you can’t go on anymore. The times when all you want to do is give up and quit because things may not be going your way. Determination makes you dig deep and give it all you’ve got, every single fiber of your body and soul to make your dream a reality.
If you are determined, you WILL NOT give up or quit no matter how hard it gets.
Motivation is deciding to take part in a transformation challenge because you have seen how others, who started from a similar situation as you, achieved great results.
Determination is sticking with the transformation challenge when you aren’t getting the visible results that you thought you should, when you fall behind, when your old beliefs start creeping back in. It’s what stops from binging on pizza, chocolate or ice cream (etc etc) or quitting on your training.
Determination is that “never say die” attitude and you use all the possible resources at your disposal. It’s getting up that 10th time when you’ve been knocked down 9.
It’s never, ever giving up on your dream……. Kick and scream, rant and rave, cry, get angry, but don’t ever give up.
Nothing that is worthwhile was ever achieved easily.
Screw Motivation…it’s so 1990s.
Determination, that’s what you need.