Often times when I begin a new venture, I’m filled with excitement, enthusiasm, spunk etc...
There‘s a level of tenaciousness I tend to lead with, that eventually just...withers away 😣
I know I’m not the only one who has experienced this!? Starting something new and exciting, then the gradual loss of interest starts to set in. It’s the most annoying feeling of defeat EVER!
Having gone through this several times in my life, I began to get curious as to WHY this was happening to me, and I think I’ve figured it out!
The issue was, I had an idea but no specific plan. A goal, but unclear of my purpose. Finally, my WHY wasn’t significant enough for me to REMEMBER my reason for starting my venture in the first place.
This made so much sense as to why I would start my wellness/ fitness journeys then either fall off, or become easily distracted. When the going got tough, I didn’t have a good enough “WHY“ or purpose to help me push the limits that I set in my own mind. I was becoming too comfortable with losing sight of what initiated the process, instead of cultivating a mindset and habit of pushing through a TEMPORARY FEELING in order to experience tangible change.
If this is something you struggle with, here’s some quick tips to help get you out of demotivation mode, and back on your grind 😉:
After concluding WHAT it is you want to do, write 3 reasons as to WHY it is important that you get it done. Discovering your “Why”, is what’s going to be your driving force behind seeing your vision come to fruition.
Strategize and Plan (Your How). You always want to have a clear well thought out plan, so that execution is seamless and your goalpost doesn’t unexpectedly shift. This gives you full and utter control of the pace you’re setting for yourself.
Step into your purpose. Remove all judgement about yourself and embrace the process. Start your journey with the intent to learn as you grow and to forgive whatever mishaps you may experience along the way. As long as you never quit on yourself, you’re always gonna be a winner 💪🏾😉
Surround yourself with reminders that will ground you when you are experiencing moments of self sabotage. These should be things that ignite your 5 senses, then cue you to remember your “why”, setting you back on track.
Make time for what it is you are trying to do. Mark specific dates in your calendar, dedicated to your goals and stick to getting things done, NO MATTER WHAT!
If you can remember those steps, you can get back on course with whatever it is you set out to do. You must replace the fear or embarrassment of failing with appreciation for the lesson(s) gained throughout your journey.
Hopefully this will help someone to “Remember when...” they started something they found genuine interest In, and inspires them to pick up where they left off...only this time, with a new and improved mindset ☺️ Remember...
Change Your Habits = Change Your Life