How To Get Motivated

It is natural for us to procrastinate as humans, usually fearing the outcome of the goals which kills all motivation to even start.

The question ‘how to get motivated?’ can be answered in many forms, but whichever way you decide will take some deep thinking and honesty within yourself.

As a younger man, I would spend my time playing video games, staying up late and planning my next night out drinking.

I had a part time job, but was always late or just did not bother to turn up.

Believe you me I was a waste of space, underweight, anxiety filled nobody.

It was not until the birth of my first son, at age 21 that the penny dropped and I knew I had to start considering some sort of life goal.

I had always been into sport and fitness and was the only thing that really ever ‘motivated’ me to perform in.

The secret had yet to reveal itself but this is where my career path would lead me.

I’ve now worked in the health and fitness industry for almost 5 years, as well as being a football coach too.

I feel truly motivated to be better everyday, for myself and for my family.

How Does This Correlate To Getting Motivated?

When I look back and wonder how the hell I got where I am today and who I have become, I break it down as to why and how it happened.

There was no secret formula or a magical book with all the answers.

My motivation came from numerous factors, which I have narrowed down to the 5 most influential which pushed me the most.

5 Most Influential Factors In Motivation

  1. Adversity – Dealing with the pressure of having no money, no confidence and no skill set and using it as fuel to push forwards every single day. If you look adversity in the face, it is exceptionally hard at first but you inevitably grow from each experience. How to deal with adversity?
  2. Brutal Honesty – I knew back then I did not like myself. I was cowardly, socially awkward and had the strength of a bag of crisps. I knew that the only way to change was to take full responsibility for my position in life.
  3. Healthy Competitiveness – You should not compare yourself to others? Maybe. All your friends are doing better than you, but that’s ok? Wrong. They just worked harder than you. You want what they have? Then you need to put in the work.
  4. Passion – Do you love what you do? Do you enjoy your work and who it is making you become? At first this may seem overwhelming. Stick with whatever it is you want to do and as you can become better at it over months and years, the more you will inevitably enjoy.
  5. A Vision – Not eyesight. Not even a career. But a vision of WHO you want to become. Write it down, work towards becoming that person each and every day and everything else will invariably fall into place.

Anyone can do it. You can physically do it. No Excuses

Stop making excuses for yourself, procrastinating and starting ‘tomorrow’.

Dive head first into whatever it is you want to do, stop worrying about all the little things that might go wrong or might not work.

Take The Leap Of Faith

You will work it out!

You are a human being, born to adapt to new surroundings and situations.

It will not be easy, but it is not impossible and the only person stopping you from getting to where you want to be is yourself.

>> For more information, posts, training tips and training programmes visit my website tjhealthandfitness.com

Published by Thomas Jackson Smith

Personal Trainer. Qualified Strength and Conditioning Coach, Exercise Referral specialist, Football coach and entrepreneur. Interested in health and fitness, exercise prescription, football, nutrition, injury prevention, recovery and mindset improvement. Any views are my own and from my own experience. Looking to build links within the blog community, replying to feedback and offering support so we can learn and grow together!

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