Another question I answer a lot these days is the one about motivation. How can I be motivated all the time? And if I train alone how do I continue and stay motivated? Focused?
“Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you”
Well, it`s called self – motivation. For me “things” are fun if I make progression. No wonder people tell me it looks like I am always on the water with a mission. And being called the very hungry caterpillar by people… they should have get it from something isn`t it? But some days, it is not about progression, or maybe it still is, secretly. Learning to appreciate what you have already reached. Never forget that! Even without progression it can be fun and you will be always learning something – or at least gaining more experience. And pushing some limits even though its small. One step a time. You can, you should. And if you are brave enough to start – you will!
“You can motivate by fear, and you can motivate by reward. But both of those methods are only temporary. The only long lasting thing is self – motivation”.
Constantly challenge yourself
You have to push yourself otherwise you will never know your limits. We all know our safe comfort zone. But do you stay motivated by doing the same safe things all over again? It’s not for nothing they say ; “life begins at the end of your comfort zone”. Push yourself , even if you are scared. If we keep doing what we do, we will get what we already have. Push yourself to your limits, every time a little more, that’s how you truly grow. And if you see you can – you got this! You will motivate yourself to grow and to keep on going. Develop a passion for learning. If you do , you will never cease to grow. And remember that mistakes are a free way to grow.
“Better a big ooooops than a what if. “
When our lives have meaning, we have a reason to get up in the morning. Find your own way, your own purpose, find out what makes you feel like you’re doing something worthwhile – Everyone needs a purpose. Be that one who wakes up with a purpose and intent. Show up, never give up, believe anything is possible and be willing to work for it. Strive for progress, not perfection.
“If you tell yourself you can`t , you won`t. “
Do it now – don’t quit –no doubts
Don’t waist life in doubts and fears. And doubt can only be removed by action, work hard and make it happen. Sometimes it`s not a case of pushing yourself, but just simply stop holding yourself back. Sometimes and later will become never – for sure, trust me. Set that goal and go for it, push yourself again and again. Don`t quit and no excuses. Just be awesome, you got this! And if whenever you still find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won and all the fears you have overcome. It`s okay to shout, to cry but dont give up.
If you follow the “later” path you will end up on a street called “never”.
Trust the struggle
Without struggles no progress. Life goes on. Whether you choose to move on and take a change in the unknown. Facing that struggle today, developing the strength you need tomorrow. Or stay behind , locked in the past thinking of what could`ve been. Easy choice! And believe me, not everything happens for a reason, sometimes life just sucks. Hang on a little longer than you can. Head up, stay strong, fake a smile and move on. Instead of drowning in our obstacles and pain, we must find a way to embrace it, to learn from it, to accept it and to move on. Identify what it is you have used as an excuse to be unhappy or unmotivated and trust the struggle.
“life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it”
Many times I have been thinking I will never learn this, willing to give up. Standing on the beach, ready to just walk away, simple, but hey thats not me and that aint gonna happen. I always came back to it . Because you just can`t beat a person who never gives up – be that person!
The most important is have fun and stick to it! if my kite is still dry after a session, I didnt try anything new. If I land a trick in one time … it was not a good trick.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time the tide will turn