Understanding motivation – Your get up and go

We’ve all heard the phrase get up and go, right?

Well, what does it mean?

Think about it, it’s that feeling that we get to take action, to engage in activity or aim ourselves towards a goal.

What has motivated you to start your health and fitness journey? Is it losing weight, building fitness, supporting what you’re already doing with nutrition and fitness or perhaps learning more about how psychology can support you in these goals?

The first thing to do is to think and make a note of why you’re here, because it’s important to keep this in mind.

Whatever goal you’ve set yourself; whatever has motivated you to improve your health and fitness, it will take time, and that’s why being able to revisit your initial motivations is important. We’d all love to be able to wave a magic wand and change whatever we wanted to, but in reality, we know that things we want to do take time and effort.
Beside the note that you’ve just made of why you’re here I want you to consider two questions:

What would be good about achieving your goal?

And

What would be the impact of not getting there?

All we’re really doing with these introductory questions is to get you thinking a little bit deeper about your primary motivation.

This helps us to understand why we have been moved and motivated in the first place.

Whenever there comes a time that the journey towards your goal seems tough, I want you to recall what brought you here and the answer to the two questions.

Finding your get up and go is brilliant; we’re here to support you every step of the way, but remember that at times it might be necessary to put the zeal and energy back into your get up and go.

Jonple contains lots of articles, exercises and resources about the science and harnessing of your motivation.

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