01 January 2009

I may have found it

the 'motivation' (for lack of a better work) that I was looking for. I've been cruising around the net, reading lots of different things about motivation, staying on track, getting started, yada, yada. They all pretty much say the same sort of thing and nothing I don't already know and/or do. But I found one that pointed out something I had forgotten.

First, when stating a goal don't say 'I want....' you say 'I have...' or 'I am....' as if it's already happened. I want gives you a built in out in that you may not want that anymore, or at least you can say that you don't. Goals stated in the positive (we all knew that) as if they have already occurred become fact in your mind. So if I say, repeatedly, that by my birthday, April 15th, I will weigh 150 lbs, that becomes a fact in my mind. I will do everything it takes to reach that goal because in my head there is no out. Does that make sense?? I think this might be the little nugget I was missing. When I was working out hard and losing weight consistently that is how I thought. I said things like, I am a runner/triathlete. I workout twice a day. I strength train 3 days a week. No I try, or I'd like to, or I want to. In my head, and the way I stated it, it was a fact. I kept saying that so my mind believed it was true and I did those things. That's how I have to start thinking/saying things again. No trying, no wanting, no like to, I will do it. I will become the person I want to be. I have to pay attention to my wrist more, do or do not, there is no try.


Country Girl said...

I have always been able to exercise a month and shed the pounds away but as I get older it is getting harder. Today a friend and I joined weight watchers on-line, there is a free 7 day trial and then you can decide. I made it through one day and it was not bad. Many people have been successful with this method. Just a thought! ~Kim

Irene said...

Have a very happy new year!

I loved this post!


  Motivation is not the cause of action, it is the result. You want to be motivated? Get up and go do something. - Mark Manson How many time...