Motivation

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What is your motivation for training? Wait. Before you answer, let us entertain a thought. Often, our initial answer is more for the person asking than it is for ourselves. With the exception of psychopaths and people who don’t like pineapple on their pizza, we’re wired to connect with the […]

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Rusty cage

Whatever you believe, it’s true. “I don’t have the motivation to exercise.” “I am addicted to sugar.” “I fail to understand the geopolitical situation in the sub-Saharan Africa.” Old and ingrained beliefs hold you back. The way you see yourself and the way you see the world are what built […]

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Moving past motivation

We give motivation (or more like, the lack of it) way too much control and credit for our (in)actions. Blaming the lack of motivation is a fruitless pursuit. So is waiting for the motivation to strike before taking action. After a certain point, seeking for the holy grail of motivation […]

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Spandex Not Compulsory – What is it about?

  Here’s the lowdown on Spandex Not Compulsory. (If you are new here, here’s a quick recap: book in progress, out soon). Who is it for? Who is it NOT for? Should you buy it? Does it come with elf stickers?  First, let me tell you who it is not […]

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The Future You Wants You to Stop Skipping Workouts. Mmmkay…

I picked up a great advice from the recent episode of Bettercast with Steven Ledbetter and Julie Dirksen where they dwelled into the skills of teaching. Ask this simple question when you are about to skip a workout, about to walk through the golden arches for dinner, or when reaching […]

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You Will Exhaust Your Motivation Soon

Did you make a new year’s resolution to improve your health in 2017? Maybe you started a new training routine or decided to eat less chicken nuggets? There’s a great chance that you are about to have a dip in motivation. And you want to be ready for it when […]

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The Hard Fact About Motivation

We are what we repeatedly do. – Aristotle Motivation increases as we make promises to ourselves and keep them. The size of the promise doesn’t matter. By doing what you said you’d do you’ll empower yourself for future success. You’ll increase the awareness of self-control and licence yourself to accept […]

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What Is The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy That You Keep Telling Yourself?

“I hate exercise.” “I am a terrible cook.” “I am not a morning person.” “I am a highly-gifted procrastinator.” “My feet pronate. Therefore I suck at life.” Any of those sound familiar? Maybe not, maybe your’s is something different. But guaranteed that most of us have some form of self-fulling […]

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How to Escape The Debilitating Mind Jail

Learn to look at things as a great opportunity rather than a pressure situation where you can make a mistake. – Jarmo Kekalainen (GM of Columbus Blue Jackets) When you are facing a tough situation (or just any situation) and don’t believe that you can do it, you are blocking […]

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Do You Want It? Or Do You Need It?

How many times in the past have you gotten excited about starting a new exercise routine, diet plan, planned a daily time for mediation or set in motion some other mind-bending and body-transforming activity? And how many times have you stopped before things even properly took off?

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Reasons and Fixes for Low Motivation

If the times of of low-motivation are frequent in your life it might be worth digging deeper and discovering why your motivation keeps fading. Different people will have different reasons for it. I’ve listed few major issue below. This list, by no means, is comprehensive but they are the most common issues I’ve […]

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It’s So Easy

  You get nothing for nothing if that’s what you do. – It’s So Easy, GN’R Anything worth striving for takes work. You have an image how you would like to look or be. Lean, sexy, muscular, sizzling, chiseled, brave, strong. The sky is the limit when describing your future self. But […]

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