The dictionary defines motivation as “Willingness of action especially in behavior.” Another description is “the driving force by which humans achieve their goals. Motivation is said to be intrinsic or extrinsic.”
Remember the Movie ‘Rudy’? The true story about Rudy Ruettiger who loves football and wants to play football for Notre Dame? He had many obstacles to overcome. Poor grades, dyslexia a short stature but a big heart! Rudy, as you know the story, fought through his obstacles and achieved his goal! How did he do it?
Focus with a Plan
When Rudy set his course, he didn’t let the first time he was rejected from Notre Dame, He kept his focus, developed his plan and kept moving forward.
How Do We Stay Motivated?
The same applies for us as well! Whether it’s our career, health, family or faith, those who stay focused on what they want to achieve will ultimately achieve their goals. They may not achieve all 100%, but they stay focused, they don’t let failures or roadblocks stop them, they set another course of action and then move forward.
How Does This Translate to Our Health or Fitness Goals?
The same way! If your goal is to lose 15 or 50 pounds or be able to run a 10k or marathon or to do 50 push-ups, etc. It’s simple! Set your achievable goals everyday, whether it’s what you’ll eat or don’t eat, how many miles you’ll run or whatever exercise routine you do for the day, stay focused on your plan. If your plan has to change because of other commitments or interruptions in life, stay focused, set a new course of action or goals you can achieve and then ‘GO FOR IT’!
Success is not measured by the amount of failures one has in their life but the amount of achievement one attains and so often, those who are successful in life have many failures but get up everyday, re-focus their goals, and move forward. These are people who have a ‘Willingness of action especially in behavior’!
Are you Willing to Act?
Today, are you going to get up, or let the days events take it’s course of action and then just go with the flow or are you going to get up, have a plan of action, set a course, focus on what needs to be done and then realize that distractions will occur and then readjust your plan and move forward?
Start right now with a plan and a purpose, move forward with ACTION and see the results! In no time, you will be surprised at what you achieve and with this success, you’ll be able to achieve more or even higher goals! Just look at what little Rudy did!