I know something about you.
You want to get better.
You want to get to the next level.
Do you know how I know that?
Because you wouldn’t be reading this blog if you didn’t.
I work with a lot of athletes and a common challenge is motivation.
Many people just can’t get motivated.
But they have it wrong.
They wait until they FEEL motivated.
It doesn’t work this way.
Motivation is an action.
Start acting motivated and then you will start to FEEL motivated.
If you have to practice, study, clean the house or make phone calls…
Don’t wait until you feel motivated, just start doing it!
The other day I decided I was going to wake up, go for a run and do some yoga.
Well, I woke up and wanted to go back to bed for a little while, but I didn’t. I got dressed, put on my running shoes and headed out the door.
As I got out the door I noticed that it was raining and that little voice inside my head asked me, “Should I still run?”
Before I could negotiate with myself to NOT run, I just went.
After I got home, I practiced some yoga and then started the rest of my day.
It was a good one.
It doesn’t take talent to take action, but it does take mental toughness.