I can’t tell you how many times I have heard the words, “I feel like I’ve lost my motivation”. I was inspired to write this post by the wife of a fellow health coach, who is a finalist in a national weight loss challenge, after losing 45 pounds in 90 days! She says:
You need to be committed instead of motivated. Motivation is a feeling based on our emotions and, like many of our feelings, is temporary. Commitment to a goal means that the challenges you face along the way won’t cause you to veer off your path, they are just temporary setbacks you have to deal with. Motivation is what starts you on your path and commitment is what sees you through to the end
Well said! If you are having trouble with this, start by examining your “why”. And I mean really EXAMINE it. Not just , for example, “I want to be healthy”. That’s a great start. But WHY do you want to be healthier? How will it affect you and those that love you? How will your life be different? How will you feel emotionally? Create that picture of you with better health, then make your decision, your commitment, to that goal. Because, except in rare instances, your health is in your hands.