Our theme for October is Willingness to Change.
When I was working through the year of challenges for my book (How I Changed My Life in a Year), I ran on pure will power and short term motivation. There were other factors involved such as organising my time, pre-planning my challenges, and chunking my big goal into smaller more manageable tasks. However, the majority of the year was a pure adrenalin rush of chaos.
The success of my challenge and the best selling status of my book meant that I was regularly associated with motivation and asked more times than I can count how to motivate others. It’s a topic I’m asked about so much that it prompted me to start my Motivate Me Academy.
The first thing I’ll tell anyone is that motivation can’t be maintained unless you are one-hundred per-cent committed to the job in hand.
I’m a serial dieter and have bounced from slimming group to slimming group over the past couple of decades. Following the plan works – move more and eat less works. So why does it all slip away after a few months or years and you end up back at the start? The answer is simple. You’re working on short term motivation and not looking at the long term factors.
It’s almost impossible to achieve anything unless you are willing to change at your core, and that involves digging deeper into the limiting beliefs that thwart you, your behaviours and attitudes, and any habitual patterns. Until you change these, you’ll always burn out after that initial short term motivational boost and revert to old habits.
Over to You
Throughout October I’ll be sharing ways you can change your mind-set and be willing to make the necessary changes that will bring long term success. I hope you’ll join me for our theme of the month and share your experiences either here on the blog, or via my Motivate Me Facebook page.
Make a list of all the times you’ve joined the gym, started a diet, began a project, written a New Year Resolution list, and then note down when/how you let these new regimes slide. Jot down how you felt about it as you began, during the experience, and then how you felt once you’d given up – be honest with yourself.
The more you can become aware of your old patterns the easier it is to make the necessary changes.
Need More Support?
If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, or need more support. Or if you can’t recognise your limiting beliefs then join me on my Motivate Me Facebook page. I’ll be sharing lots of tips throughout October. Alternatively, you can join my VIP Academy group. The ladies within the group are engaged, encouraging, and honest. It’s a safe space where you can share your story without judgement.
QUESTION: If you could change one thing about yourself or your life what would it be?
You can read about September’s theme (Self-Care) HERE.