Motivation is a word I often hear from people, accompanied by such phrases as “I don’t feel like it” and “I just don’t have the motivation.” to which I say it’s a matter of mindset. As I have said in a previous post, I believe in training every day. Now then, here’s where we need to address the word “motivation.” Replace it with the word discipline, and it takes a whole new meaning and a whole new mindset to your achievements.
When it comes to achieving your goals, whatever they may be, it’s not about the motivation to work towards it but the discipline and consistency to always be doing something that benefits that end goal. In terms of training, it is having the discipline to focus and fight through the days where you don’t feel like it and do something, even a small thing that will benefit you in achieving your goal.
Tired from a workout the day before? Well then do some recovery training. Hard day at the office but need to work on that promotion application? Break the workload down into more manageable chunks and build it up day by day. Only by shifting the word motivation to discipline and adopting the mindset accompanying mindset can we achieve our goals quicker and with more focus.