This morning’s calendar tear-away. I have been training and going and recently hit the stop button. I dont want to go, I dont feel the fire burning inside to tackle my goals. And yet, I want to accomplish them.
And today, I took a moment to evaluate what motivates me. This is in hope of inspiring you.
1. Determine your goal. What is it I want to do? I have signed up for three running races, and one swim event. And I will probably add another run or two before the year is up. Why? I am conquering the goal of marathon. Lofty, yes. And definitely accomplishable.
Know what you want to do, and the rest should fall into place.
2. Come up with a plan. Developing a plan —perhaps with direction of a coach, can ensure you are on your way to achieving the goal. Fear can be paralysing. As can the overwhelming feeling of not knowing where to begin.
A plan helps direct you in your way.
3. Take Action. This is sometimes the most challenging for me. I orchestrate and direct, and when it comes to my own training…. my get up and go, got up and left. At times, this is a sign that I am doing too much. I might be embarrassed at what others might think of my struggles —after all, I am a coach and I should have it all together. And at times, EXCUSES get in the way.
Small steps pave the path to the accomplishment.
Ultimately, the process is completely up to me. In a years time, do I want to be where I am now? Or do I want to reflect back on the journey and say, wow! That was amazing.
The motivation needs to come from me.