Good morning. Good morning. It is Wednesday and I’m here in Fayetteville, North Carolina. It’s a little bit overcast and a little bit blah. And, uh, Wednesday is our, our hump day is right there in the middle of the week. We’re either tired or frustrated or we just want the weekend to come. So it is a perfect time to talk about how to stay motivated. And today what we’re going to talk about is the concept of picturing what you want at the end to keep you motivated, to keep going. Now I share with you guys, um, what we’ve been doing, this challenge, my husband, I’ve been doing this challenge and this week is a challenge on a challenge because I am pushing myself to work out four days in a row in addition to everything to do at night, and then I’m going to travel and go to a meeting. And so this week I’m pushing myself to do everything without a break.
And the thing that got me to put my sneakers on this morning to get up and to go to the gym was this very, very concept. So I started the challenge because I needed it to learn how to eat. And, um, I’ve been pushing myself physically, and the thing that’s been happening, I’ve been pushing myself physically, which means I’m sorer, but I’m also feeling better if that’s not weird enough. So today when I wanted to stay home, I wanted to take that break. I wanted to give myself a moment. I reminded myself, what do I want? What do I want to have happen at the end? And not I’m talking to at the end of the challenge, this is a six week challenge, but what do I want to happen at the end of today, or what do I want to happen at the end of the week?
(01:55): And it’s similar to going back and, and, and reattaching to why you’re doing something in the first place and making sure the thing that you’re doing is what you want to do. Right? And so the thing that I’m doing is what I want to do, but sometimes we can let other stuff kind of cloud why we’re doing it and what’s going on. Because right now I’m all in my body. My shoulders are sore. My back is sore. My legs are sore. My arches of my feet are sore. So you’re getting can get so focused on what you’re experiencing in this moment that you forget that every step is taking you towards something you want to achieve. And so that is the motivation moment. Today is what’s going to happen at the end. If you, stay the course, if you keep taking the action, if you keep doing what you want to do, you keep doing what you set out to do.
What are you going to get? So for me, I’m going to get some new habits of, um, eating for sure, new habits, for eating and new habits of pushing my body in ways I haven’t done in a long time, but I’m also getting the added benefit of losing those pounds and inches and feeling good about myself and seeing myself progress. But if I judge that based on today and I can’t understand why push I’m still suck, right? But if I judge them based on that today, then it’s going to take away my motivation to keep going, because we can tend to get in our heads and say, it’s never going to get better. This is never going to get easier. It’s always going to be hard. It’s always going to be too sore, right? We can go and start down that dire downward spiral was where we can take our minds.
But if I focus on my weigh in this week or my, my measurements this week, or I focus on two weeks from now, or I look at the calendar, I see that we’ve been doing this for three weeks. Now this is week three. So we’re developing new habits and new ways of doing things. And at the end of that, I’m going to be stronger. I’m going to be lighter. I’m going to be smaller. And I’m going to have some habits that are going to pull me forward to really begin to do the things that I want to do. Right? So I share with you guys, I’ve been struggling physically because of my health stuff last year. And so pushing myself in this way is going to get me even close to that goal. So that’s what my question to you is. If you feel like you want to watch TV, instead of read what you’re supposed to read, or if you feel like you’re wasting your time instead of investing your time or spending your time on the tasks that are going to get you moving forward, then what are you going to get out of it at the end of the deal?
What are you going to get out of the end of the deal, focus on that, and then work your way backwards, right? Picture it-make it real and live in the future moment. Not the now moment- live in the future moment, and stay motivated just to take the next action. Don’t think about tomorrow. Think about the actions today. And then tomorrow, if you have to picture it again, picture it again, think about the future and then take today actions and then keep moving like that. Keep moving like that. What am I going to get? This is how I’m going to get there. I just need to do this today. And focus, focus, focus, stay motivated to get what you want. Stay motivated to being who you’re supposed be. Always be exceptional, be amazing and be you. Have a great motivating goal. Get to winning and achieving your goals. Tell yourself “I’m going to get this done today”. All right. I will see you next Wednesday.