Motivation is the energy that moves us forward toward our goals. The spark of excitement that creates belief in our potential and energizes us to take action. Consistent action results in behavior that will, over time, become your lifestyle. YOU can CREATE the life you desire.
Motivation Monday: What Is Your Why?
With any goal, you must have a strong enough WHY. If the reason you’re taking action on a goal is not strong enough to the point that it moves you emotionally, then it’s not strong enough to keep you moving forward when obstacles appear—and obstacles WILL appear.
Many people start working out because “they want to lose weight”. But, that’s not your why. WHY do you want to lose weight? “To look better”. But, why? Why do you want to look better? This requires you to go deep, layer by layer, to find the root reason. Only from this emotionally charged WHY will there be enough energy to move forward.
My WHY is longevity. I’ve watched as close relatives struggled with mobility, energy deficits and pain as they aged. Just yesterday, my ex-mother-in-law had a heart attack. I want to live a long life, vibrant with energy, and fully mobile.
What Is Your WHY?
Week 2 Power-Up Fitness Challenge Team:
I want to hear from you! What’s your WHY?
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