Motivation and Processes: Making it stick
Motivation sucks. It’s fleeting, it might take a few weeks away from you, and it never seems to make life easier.
This is why habits always beat motivation. Motivation is temporary but if you build a good habit, you’ll see a return every week for the rest of your life.
When we look at the best way to sustain your workout or diet routine, it’s clear that habits are the way forwards. Consistency Is the basis for ANY of the changes you might ant to achieve from your body.
Elite athletes and successful fitness enthusiasts share the same traits: consistency and persistence. You might not be training 12 times a week but keeping with your 3 sessions a week is the appropriate approach to YOUR goal.
The things that we aim at determine how often we train, but once that number is set and you have a schedule, the number 1 factor in success is just doing the thing again and again.
Habits help. Imagine how much stronger, fitter, happier and healthier you might be if you stuck to every good practice you ever started. That’s the power of habit – maybe you don’t crush every workout, but when you turn up consistently for 10 years, you’re going to see huge results.
The saying goes that its hard to beat someone who never gives up. When life is trying to beat you and you’re low on motivation, habit is what is going to get you through. Good habits come from treating your exercise and diet as NON-OPTIONAL.
Give yourself the best chance: build a habit, rather than waiting on motivation to come to you!