I know that sometimes (like this morning) I’m guilty of staying in bed for an extra 30 minutes instead of getting up and getting on the elliptical trainer in my garage and getting my aerobic workout in!
One of the biggest barriers to self-motivation is the discomfort of getting up and working, when it is so much “nicer” to sit in front of the TV or lie in bed for an extra 30 minutes, instead of going to the gym, going for a run, working on that book or spending time with the children.
This potential discomfort keeps most people from being self-motivated. They have decided that it is more pleasurable to be comfortable, than to get uncomfortable, in the pursuit of worthy and exciting goals.
It is a decision that has been made. To overcome this barrier, you have to start by making a decision that your goal is worthy of discomfort. And when you know why you want to achieve that goal, then you can make the decision, that it is more important and of greater value than your comfort.
When I was training for the Comrades Marathon. I had to get up at 5 am on Sunday mornings to go for long training runs of between 20 and 35 kilometres. I had decided that completing the race and getting the medal was more important than a late morning on Sundays. I am not a morning person, but I could easily get up early because the goal was worth the discomfort.
Which of your goals are worth getting uncomfortable for?
I will achieve …
Even if I’ll be uncomfortable
I will work hard at it
Be all you can be.
With Fond Regards
Motivator & CEO – Be Motivated Today
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