HABITS or Motivation

HABITS or Motivation

For most of us, our wish has been granted! We have more time!  But then comes the sad realization…we aren’t getting more done.

So then the next question.  Is it really about how much time we have?  Or is it more about what we do that time?

Back when we were complaining about not having time to exercise or cook because we were always on the go, driving kids to practices, games, recitals, or having work meetings and calls.  This was all done by choice.  No one signed our kids up for an activity every day of the week for us, we did it.  No one forces us to devote too much time, energy, and attention to work, we choose to do it.

“Wait, you don’t understand, my job requires those hours and for me to be on call all the time.”  Then unless you love it, get a different job.  “Well I can’t”  Yes you can!  “I have bills, a family, responsibilities”  All thing you created and al things that are in your control.  The bigger question is, if you want these things to change, are you willing to do what it takes to change them?

I’m not saying it’s easy, but our lives of our own creation and if you aren’t happy with where you are at or the direction it is going, change it!  Please know that I understand that this is easier said than done.  But I hope you all know that I would never give anyone any advice that I have not or do not followed myself.  I’m 42 and still in the process of building my career.

I used to think that so many people were more successful than me because they had been at their jobs/careers for so many years, had big fancy houses, and drove nice cars.  I now just think the process took me longer.  I can also say that I do a job that I am crazy passionate about, I don’t have a boss, and the journey I’m on has and will continue to make me a better person.

If there is something you want, decide what it is, figure out what habits you need to get there, and do them EVERYDAY.  No Excuses.

“Fuck motivation, It’s fickle and unreliable and isn’t worth your time.  Better to cultivate HABITS than rely on motivation.  Force yourself to do things.  Force yourself to get out of bed and practice.  Force yourself to work.  Motivation is fleeting and easy to rely on because it requires no concentrated effort to get.  Motivation come to you, you don’t even have to chase after it.  Habits are reliable, motivation is fleeting, FUCK motivation.”  ~David Goggins

DAVID GOGGINS *WARNING* This may hurt your feelings

In Strength,

Eric Karls M.Ed.
Facilitator Fitness
Chief Awesomeness Facilitator
Certified Level 3 CrossFit Coach

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