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Offline Rosa Michelle

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Managing Motivation..
« on: July 06, 2012, 12:21:40 AM »
Many of us start packed with a lot of enthusiasm but end distracted on the way. We don’t feel as passionate towards achieving our set targets. We have to push and drag ourselves to work further, and no longer enjoy it the way we used to.
Have you ever experienced a similar situation? Any suggestions to overcome this?

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Re: Managing Motivation..
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2012, 04:00:55 AM »
If you are doing a wall run and all you think about are the steps up to it but not the actual wall run, chances are you are not going to make it. Get it?

Crappy analogy. If it is an analogy. I didn't do great in english class.

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Re: Managing Motivation..
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2012, 05:07:14 AM »
Clear, defined, time-restrained, measurable goals.

That's the only way that I can stay 100% focused.  If I don't write them down, then I'll lose sight along the way.
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Re: Managing Motivation..
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2012, 05:51:40 AM »
I agree with Joe. Set smaller goals and write it all down so you can keep track of what you've done.

But I also believe that if a person doesn't enjoy what they're doing anymore, might be time to move on.

Not saying give up, but maybe change it.

I think we need to enjoy what we're doing or our hearts won't be in it enough to really  succeed.

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Re: Managing Motivation..
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2012, 02:17:55 PM »
And checkpoints. If you have jams and training sessions going on in your area, go to them. They can be good motivation when you can see yourself improving along with other people and have a tight bond with them.
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Offline Rosa Michelle

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Re: Managing Motivation..
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2012, 02:21:27 AM »
Clear, defined, time-restrained, measurable goals.

That's the only way that I can stay 100% focused.  If I don't write them down, then I'll lose sight along the way.

But failing at achieving a goal makes me lose my heart and all my motivation  :-[

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Re: Managing Motivation..
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2012, 02:22:51 AM »
I agree with Joe. Set smaller goals and write it all down so you can keep track of what you've done.

But I also believe that if a person doesn't enjoy what they're doing anymore, might be time to move on.

Not saying give up, but maybe change it.

I think we need to enjoy what we're doing or our hearts won't be in it enough to really  succeed.

I enjoy it, I do. But I am so tired with all other things, that even if I want to get up and start my workout, I can't move.
And missing one day means using it as an excuse for not working out for next few days!

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Re: Managing Motivation..
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2012, 02:23:39 AM »
And checkpoints. If you have jams and training sessions going on in your area, go to them. They can be good motivation when you can see yourself improving along with other people and have a tight bond with them.

Seems like a good idea, but it doesn't work well for me. I have varying routine!

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Re: Managing Motivation..
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2012, 02:27:14 AM »
You don't need to be motivated to go out and train.  You just need to go out and train. 

Talk to any long-term practitioner of any pursuit and they will tell you that there were hundreds of times when they lacked motivation but they got out there and did it anyway.

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Re: Managing Motivation..
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2012, 04:11:49 AM »
You don't need to be motivated to go out and train.  You just need to go out and train. 

Talk to any long-term practitioner of any pursuit and they will tell you that there were hundreds of times when they lacked motivation but they got out there and did it anyway.

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Re: Managing Motivation..
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2012, 12:19:31 AM »
You don't need to be motivated to go out and train.  You just need to go out and train. 

Talk to any long-term practitioner of any pursuit and they will tell you that there were hundreds of times when they lacked motivation but they got out there and did it anyway.

true :)