Updated: Dec 4, 2020
Where do you find motivation from?
A frequently asked question from clients and people in my life. The simple answer is fuck knows 😂
When I say ‘fuck knows’ I truly mean it. Some days I wake up raring to go, to make more nutritious choices, to walk my dogs and to train hard and push for personal bests.
Other days I want to lay on the couch all day, binge Netflix, binge on food and do fuck all.
Whatever happens though, I will always generally train, generally eat well and get on with it because a voice in the back of my head pushes me and that voice is discipline.
Discipline is the key to it, not motivation. To be disciplined means you push to create good habits and you stick to them as much as possible because that disciplined voice tells you should do it whether you feel like it or not.
Discipline doesn’t always win this argument, and neither should it, but discipline keeps you going to work everyday, looking after your children, and getting on with life.
Discipline does also not mean punishment - many people use it interchangeably, but they are not synonyms and are not the same things. You should not punish yourself for not training one day, for eating whatever you want on another day, or lounging on the couch on another.
Discipline will only help you understand that to be consistent, to having a positive mindset and to create behaviour that improves your life rather than fuck it up, is a benefit to you.
Discipline is created through most aspects of life and to create it through training and making more nutritious choices is done by just starting the following
* Set clear goals and a plan
* Create new habits
* Change your perception on willpower - you are the only one to push yourself forward, no one else will do this for you.
* Face uncomfortableness, choose not to run away from the harder choices
* If you stay consistent reward will almost always be returned by your discipline
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.
Discipline is why I am where i am, and why I continue to strive forwards to meet my new goals I set for myself, for my clients and for my business.