Action Breeds Motivation

Do you ever feel like you just can't get motivated?

We've all had those moments in our life. 

You're sitting on the couch, you have all this stuff to do, and you just can't get yourself to do it. 

Or, bigger picture, you've been wanting to start working out, but you just can't seem to find the motivation. 

The good news is, it's not just you! 

We've all been there. 

The better news is, there's something you can do about it. 

There's a popular saying that goes something like this...

"A rolling stone gathers no moss."

The person that is active in life never has a chance to stagnate. 

The fascinating notion can be applied to the motivation of changing any habit, including fitness or nutrition. 

It's amazing, if you're not feeling motivated, what simply walking to end of the driveway and back can do.

Now, it's not that walking down to end of the driveway and back sheds tons of fat or anything special, but what it does do is get the mental gears turning, the snowball rolling, and you begin to then start emptying the dishwasher, which leads to washing the floors, which leads to going for a walk around the street, which leads to a healthy home cooked dinner, etc, etc, etc. 

Action breeds motivation. 

Unfortunately, it can be so easy for a day to pass and you didn't actually get anything done that you wanted to. 

I challenge you to just kick the ball down the hill, just get the snowball rolling, just do something, even though it will seem so small because that little spark could be what lights the whole forest down. 

It can be a negative feeling not getting anything done, you can reverse those feeling into positive ones by simply taking one action step, 1% better. 

If you want to join a gym and start a new fitness routine, but not feeling motivated, don’t start with the goal of going 5x per week.

Start with the goal of going for walk after work…

That snowballs into a walk and some bodyweight squats in front of the TV…

That rolls into inquiring about the gym because you want more results…

Start small, 10 workouts a month, and then you can stack more on top.

However, don’t start with this big massive goal because you won’t feel motivated, and you won’t take action.

Just pick the smallest step, the lowest hanging fruit.

The future depends on what you do today. 

Action breeds motivation. 

1% Better.

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling