“I have no motivation to exercise. It makes it hard for me to go to the gym.”
I’ve heard people say this before. Heck, I’ve even said it and even worse; I believed it!
Excuses don’t get results. Action gets results.
I was guilty of this because of the way I was prioritising things in my life. Don’t get me wrong, the things that I was doing was what I thought was best for my family. And I would put my needs and objectives behind me.
The Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort once said, “You need to find your why!” That is the motivation that will drive you to achieve your goal. Without your why, you won’t have the will to take the necessary actions to push you outside of your comfort zone and achieve your goals.
I found my why in a very hard way.
My wife told me that she wasn’t physically attracted to me anymore.
The thing is, I didn’t blame her. I had put the needs for developing my business and our lifestyle goals ahead of my physical goals. And as such, my physical appearance affected the dynamic of our relationship. At that point, I realised that if I were to save my marriage, I would need to work towards getting back my attractive look.
I had found my motivation. To back myself and prioritise my physical goals above my lifestyle goals.
It really was that simple. And ironically, those physical goals are now a part of my lifestyle goals.
So before you consider going to the gym, you need to know what is the ‘spark’ that will trigger you to prioritise the gym, working out, and dieting in your lifestyle? Because knowing this will allow you to have the motivation to go to the gym anytime during the day.
In the comments below, share excuses that you have used or that you have heard others use.
Also share any key moments or things that have motivated you to prioritise a lifestyle at the gym.