What motivates you?
People are motivated by 2 things: Pleasure or Pain. That’s what you need to find out.
For example. Let’s use exercising as an example. We all know that exercising and being healthy are important. For some people exercising is easy. For others it is very difficult. So why is that? The people who exercise comes easier too have a “reason” and a “why” they are doing it. Here a few reasons I’ve discovered:
1. I had a client that was in her late 20’s who was overweight but didn’t believe she was. She went to the doctor and found out that she had high blood pressure and was pre diabetic. The doctor put her on medication. She was crushed. She cried. But that motivated her to start exercising. From then on she worked out and ran everyday. She lost over and hundred pounds and got into the best shape of her life. She is off medication and living a active healthy lifesyle.
2. I had another client who was very skinny. His whole life people talked about him and made fun of him. The girls didn’t notice him. He was invisble. He was 25 years old. He came to me for help. He didn’t want to be skinny anymore. He wanted a muscular body. He wanted to be noticed. He wanted girls to start noticing him. I worked him out hard for 2 years nonstop. He packed on 60 pounds of lean muscle. People didn’t recognize him. He got a lot of attention from the ladies and even eventually got married. He was a changed man. He gained confidence and a positive outlook for his future.
As you can see from these two examples; one person was motivated by pain from what the doctor told her and the other person was motivated by pleasure because he wanted to look good and be desirable.
So when you are feeling lazy, tired, and sluggish…think about what motivates you. Feel that pain inside you and use it to take action. Use your feeling for pleasure and success to take action.
Now that you know what motivates you; Exercise can now be a little more easier for you.