💡 If you’re frustrated about not being motivated, this SHOWS that you do actually have some motivation.
Because if you’re truly not motivated, you don’t give a 💩 that you’re not motivated. 🤣
We are complex beings who are rarely driven by only one type of motivation.
There are many qualities of motivation, and when people say they “lost motivation”, they usually mean they lost intrinsic motivation.
👉🏻(Intrinsic motivation refers to behavior that is driven by internal rewards. In other words, the motivation to engage in a behavior arises from within the individual because it is naturally satisfying to you.)
But that’s fine, we aren’t always going to feel intrinsically joyful to meal prep our food for the week, or to get in the 12-15 workouts on our program each month. 🤷🏻♀️
Taking motivational inventory is the ability to search for and leverage other reasons.
-want to feel less aches & pains
-want to sleep better
-want to be a good role model for your kids
-want to have energy to play with your kids
-want to improve your performance & physique
ALL of those are motives, some are for external rewards for an outcome that feels rewarding.
Others are when you identify the outcome is meaningful to your current values, you may not want to exercise for FUN, or focus on your protein intake but you will do it because you want the outcome in the end.
You’re not always going to be motivated to workout.
Out of 12 workouts in a month:
Two workouts you might feel JAZZED and PUMPED
Seven workouts are like meh….
and three workouts you may have to force yourself to get it done. (Those are the ones that matter the most).
Simply put: Motive + Action
is the driving force behind your actions. It isn’t something you simply have and keep forever; motivation is like campfire that you must keep stoking to benefit from the warmth.
Because: 💯 Truth be told, you’re not always going to be motivated. It’s normal. Motivation itself is unreliable!
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