This guide has everything you need to know about how to get motivated.
So if you want to increase your will power to get in shape or change any area of your life, you’re in the right place.
I’m a retired soldier and have been a personal trainer for 17 years. Here’s what I know about how to get motivated and develop self-discipline in one 8,000-word (and growing for the book version) article. A lot of different shapes, sizes and types of people were able to get motivated and achieve their goals by using this information.
It wasn’t that way at first though…
Before you continue, remember that learning how to get motivated only gets you in the mood to do things. We have intrinsic motivation and extrinsic motivation, which are both temperamental and fleeting. Self-discipline will always win the day. And we’ll talk about that.Self-discipline is getting things done, even when you don’t feel motivated.
I believe anyone can learn how to get motivated and accomplish any goal by following these 10 steps
- Understanding The Difference Between Self Discipline And Motivation
- Motivation Begins With A Desire – Focus
- Modeling And Learning
- Making A Plan
- Stacking Instrinic Motivations For Discipline And Habits
- Become The Thing – How To Get Motivated From Dreaming And Visualizing
- Never Give Up – Only Modify The Approach
- Becomimg Patient
- Loving The Work
- Expecting Success
If you would prefer to read this on your digital reader, there is a book on the way. I will email subscribers to the newsletter when it’s published. There is an open discussion on how to get motivated set up in the comments after this guide.
A few years back I had great success personal training people that came READY to lose weight and get in shape. The kind of people that needed to know WHAT to do, and how to do it.
Unfortunately, I was only having mediocre success with the others. Those that needed motivation.
My military approach gleaned from my time in the Army was based on people that WANTED to push through. In personal training, these are “easy” people to train. They do what you tell them and are usually the achiever/athlete types.
What I had to learn, was how to motivate those couldn’t push through whatever it was that held them back.
About that time, I also put my gym into the financial hole. I moved into a new location, with too big a lease payment and no business plan. At the time, this was MY biggest personal failure. Now I knew what it felt like to want something, but feel beaten.