Keep the Drive Alive
7 Tips on How to Stay Motivated When You’re Ready to Quit
“We must train from the inside out. Using our strengths to attack and nullify any weaknesses. It’s not about denying a weakness may exist but about denying its right to persist. ~” Vince McConnell
1 Taking it in Stride
We have to crawl before we walk and walk before we make a mad dash for the finish line. Consider your ultimate goal as the result of a series of smaller milestones accomplishments. Triumph those more achievable goals and you’ll eliminate feeling overwhelmed by the big one.
2 Make a Down Payment
The simplest way to make something feel valuable is to invest in it. Taking on a coach or a nutritionist, signing up for a couple fun fitness classes or even a boot camp at your local park is likely to keep you feeling engaged and invested in the process.
3 Shout it out!
Share your goal to succeed with people who will make your success their goal too. Whether it is your partner, a best friend, your children, your social media friends or even a group of like minded individuals on a fitness-focused web forum, make your intentions known. Having to report back to them on your progress AND pitfalls will increase your motivation to stay the course and hold you accountable.
4 See It To Believe It
Having a visual reminder not only of what you’ve committed to but also what you’ve already achieved will make it impossible to ignore just how capable you are. See yourself training and looking at yourself with the physique you want so badly.
5 Pump Up the Volume
Whether its heavy metal or hip hop that gets your adrenaline pumping in the weight room. Whatever it takes to fire you up that day is all that matters. You might not like music at all and get pushed by silence. Great! Put ear plugs in and give it all you got.
Seek out those who inspire you. Whoever it may be doesn’t have to matter to the person next to you on the treadmill. You need to concern yourself with what pushes you and not someone else.
6 Yes you can Compete
Do you take part in a sport or do you have a business rival? Beating someone else or another team drives 99.9% of all athletes. If you don’t compete then you could compete against yourself. Whatever you did last week you can try to beat this week. Just make sure you are feeding that competitive fire and motivating yourself.