I was always somewhere on the ‘average’ scale.
I either worked really hard to be ‘average’, or was content just to coast along being ‘average’.
I used to take everything anyone said as gospel. I never questioned or challenged anything. I was a pushover at times. I know exactly how I felt before; I was wracked with insecurities and had very low self-confidence. Up until a little under two years ago, I always chose the ‘safe’ option.
Everyone at some point in their lives goes through negative or unhappy experiences, so I definitely don’t need anyone to bring out the violins for me!
But why am I telling you this?
Because one of the most common questions I get asked is…
HOW DO YOU KEEP SO MOTIVATED?
My answer is…. it’s the fear of feeling average again.
I know how I’ve felt through much of my life. Finding my passion for fitness has not only opened up many opportunities that even a year ago I never could have dreamt I’d be given. But it’s also given me belief in myself, that I can aim higher and not just settle because it’s comfortable and less scary. It’s been life changing.
These 5 tips below have helped me over the last year to transform my way of thinking.
Feeling stuck or lacking in drive and motivation? Give them a go….
- Set goals
By goals I mean, short, medium and long term. Try making the short ones regular and achievable and remember, small steps in the right direction make the big changes.
When you wake up in the morning, when you’re in bed at night, when you have a negative thought… Visualise your end goal.
- Don’t be afraid to fail
The fear of failure is something that I’ve battled with myself throughout life. A quote I love to remember is… ‘You could be the ripest, juiciest peach. But there is still going to be someone who doesn’t like peaches’.
- Surround yourself with positivity
Happiness and positivity is contagious. If you’re around people who support you, lift you higher and make you better, it’s much easier to feel motivated to push towards your goal.
- Trust the process
It may take a while, you may encounter some setbacks but constancy is key. Be patient, breathe, and you’ll get there.