“I want to look good in this four piece bikini.”
“I want to stop having to rely on instagram to draw in my abs.”
“I want to look hotter than my conjoined twin sister at prom.”
Great external motivation! Dependent on the validation of others and self, about how we look. And baby, we look great! Now, how do we feel?
Join us on a deep dive inwards…
We asked The Movement Athlete’s most successful and consistent athletes about their motivation – here is what we found out:
A level of fitness I’ve never had. The confidence to pursue other challenges in life.
I can spend more time with family and still be strong and functioning
I’m 58 and I can still compete with my grandsons
I want to keep moving, right up to the moment I meet my maker.
‘Live long die fast’ I don’t want to be one of those people that spend 10-20 years slowly dying, unable to move and live.
I can enjoy my second childhood in good shape. Healthy body, healthy mind.
I’m going to rise above all the bad things that have happened in my life this year and I will not let it continue to affect me.
To be able to be a front figure for my kids by being healthy and an inspiration through cool skills.
It clears my head. I sit at a desk all day and I’ll be 50 in a few months. I need to train hard to keep my body and mind in shape.
I wanna be the best athlete I can be while staying healthy for the long run
What do they all have in common? Internal Motivation.
Internal motivators are about what is important to you. The deeper an internal motivation, the more we connect to the things we care about, making us more likely to keep at it… even when it’s early and we’re bleary-eyed, and the snooze button is whispering sweet nothings in our ear.
Here are a few questions to get started. Break out the journal, let’s do this together.
What do you love, value, and enjoy in the world? What lights you up? Who lights you up? If money were no factor, what activities, feelings, events would fill you up best?
The more specific, the better. Go on.
How could your training benefit these things… or safeguard them?
What is your motivation to pick up this training program?
Why is this important to you?
What would achieve this mean to you?
How will achieve your goals impact life for you and those around you?
Lifelong athletes have clear answers to these questions, and that’s what keeps them motivated to keep pushing forward, even when the going gets tough.
If you can connect Movement to and with your day-to-day life, finding internal motivation and pushing through the hurdles of your own resistance will be a dance in the park.
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