Merry Monday! Let’s do this! We all could use a bit of motivation to get rolling on Monday. On Mondays, I like to share a Mantra or short inspirational message. If the message resonates with you, use to motivate yourself in training or life. Do you have your own awesome Mantra? Please share it below in the comments.
I’m a sucker for motivational quotes. There’s something great about summing up a big idea in a short message. A simple quote can sometimes change the way you see things permanently. Contrast that with the barrage of photos with pithy quotes we are assaulted with everyday. These memes are meant to fire us up, but most are hackneyed, and trite. The phrase,” that’s so inspiring” is thrown about as much have a nice day. Many people want to change something in their lives but, they are waiting to be inspired.
For me at least, inspiration doesn’t last very long. I see something that excites me to do something new or better, then I get obsessed with whatever that is for a few days or weeks, and eventually the excitement wanes. Its just human nature to crave the novel and exciting.
To make real lasting change requires motivation. Not motivation from a speaker, or book, but motivation from within. The true reward for whatever you are seeking lies within yourself. This intrinsic motivation allows you to do great things. It provides the will to get up and do the work to progress toward your goals. Opposed to inspiration, which comes on quickly. Motivation is a slow burn that continues to drive you forward.
I’m not saying inspiration isn’t important. I love to feel inspired. It just doesn’t provide the energy to pursue big, long term goals. To reach those goals motivation and the why needs to come from within.