Have you ever met someone who always seems to be energized and enthusiastic as if they had a daily dose of motivation? While highly motivated people have a secret source of motivation, It’s no secret, in fact many of them don’t even realize what it is.
Today we are going to be taking a look at weight training power and 5 tips for mental training.
Highly motivated people build habits that consistently generate new motivation. I’ve made it a point to carefully observe and study weight trainers who are consistently motivated and energized, and here’s what I’ve observed.
Anyone can feel motivated from time to time, but highly motivated people build routines into their lives that thrive motivation consistently.
Instead of waiting around to find some motivation, they design their life around energizing activities.
Here are five things highly motivated weight trainers and physical fitness enthusiasts do that we can all learn from to feel more motivated.
Manage your energy wisely
Generally most of the productivity and habit-forming advice you hear offers tips for better time management. With promises of making you more efficient in your training, they suggest all sorts of strategies for implementing your day to manage your time better.
Motivation shouldn’t be driven by time, It revolves around your energy. You can have all the time in the world but if you’re doing things that drain you of your energy, you’re not going to feel motivated.
Even if your time is extremely limited, you can accomplish a tremendous amount with enough energy and enthusiasm. Forget about managing your time and learn how to manage your energy instead.
Start your day with the tasks that require the most energy or are your least favorite. When you start out your morning, you are likely to have your highest rate of energy, and if you can accomplish the more difficult tasks first, it will be smoother sailing the rest of the day.
Be creative about accomplishing essential tasks that drain energy, you will recuperate your energy burned if you are eating a healthy diet.
Surround Yourself with others that are motivated
The people we surround ourselves with impact us greatly. Highly motivated people often use this to their advantage. Everyday interactions can have impact on people and can have impact on your levels of motivation:
A positive interaction with a supportive and enthusiastic friend can supercharge your own energy and motivation. On the other hand, just one interaction with a really negative, critical person can drain you of energy and your motivation for the day, but there is a bigger principle here:
The people you spend time with affect how you feel.
If you have to consistently interact with energy-draining people, you can’t expect to feel energetic and enthusiastic, but if you interact with energy-giving people, you can’t help but have some of their enthusiasm and motivation rub off on you.
So be thoughtful about the people you choose to spend your time with. To be enthusiastic in the gym you need to train with enthusiastic people and surround yourself with enthusiastic people.
If you are working on losing weight, surround yourself with people who will motivate you and give you the moral support that you deserve.
If you want to feel more motivated and energized in your life, surround yourself with energy driven people, spend your time with people that have a positive energy about them, that will no-doubt rub off on you.
Remember your successes
One of the most powerful things you can do to feel more motivated is to take time to celebrate your successes. large or small. It’s a basic law of human psychology that behaviors followed by a reward are likely to happen in the future:
If your goal is to lose ten pounds and you have lost five pounds, if you have friends there to cheer you on, you are much more likely to finish your goal of losing the other five pounds if you have positive friends to continue cheering you on.
You need to be in the habit of celebrating your own successes and you’ll create a positive stream of motivation for your future, More specifically, a small reward celebrated immediately beats a big reward delayed.
Tell yourself that you are proud of yourself after increasing your bench press by one repetition, after you have made that increase, then you can give yourself a little celebration party with others that show appreciation for your same interests.
After going for that early morning run, splurge on a fancy cup of coffee and reward yourself for a job well-done. It increases your psychological happiness.
Energize your environment
The activities and people in your life do give and take energy, so does your physical and emotional environment. Each and every one of us have a tendency to want to control many aspects in life, whether they are ours or someone else’s, which means we love the idea that the solution to everything is inside us.
Your environment matters, including how much motivation and energy you feel on a regular basis. Going for a run without the right running shoes can make it hard to stay motivated to exercise. You can’t always change your environment, but it’s possible more often than you might think.
Creating for a better environment can be more productive for your goals and can be a fast track to better energy and higher motivation. More energy and a better foundation constructed for our motivating principles can build for a more productive time spent on our physical training.
Accept your failures
There’s no better way to kill your motivation than beating yourself up after a failure or setback.
People with low motivation most always have a habit of being judgmental with themselves after failures.
They criticize themselves with negative self-talk which will only take more wind out of their sails, and they judge themselves as being weak and not worthy. They will punish themselves in an attempt to motivate themselves in the future.
Highly motivated people are good at giving themselves energy and motivation, they’re also skilled at maintaining their motivation, even in the face of setbacks.
The best way to preserve your energy and motivation in the face of failure or mistakes is to practice a little self-compassion. Talk to yourself like you would talk to a good friend who is struggling.
You need to acknowledge to yourself that if you fail at something the first time around doesn’t mean you are weak.
One of the most common causes of low motivation is saying yes to things that have no bearing with what our goals are aligned with.
As we’ve discussed, motivation is energy. When your energy is highest, you feel motivated. And when your energy is low, motivation seems to disappear.
You can’t expect to have high levels of motivation for the things that matter most to you if you’re wasting all your energy on things that don’t really matter. How can you possibly have the motivation to say yes to giving it that extra mile in the gym when you say yes to staying out late the night before.
Physical training is very important if you are interested in developing muscle size and strength, or if your goal is to lose weight, but mental training is equally important. It’s important to keep your head in the game and strive to be the best that you can be.