So now to throw a spanner in the works. Motivation is garbage.. Mel Robbins author of the best seller 5 second rule has a view on motivation which quite frankly is real. No one every really feels motivated to do those things that we are struggling to find motivation to do.
Mel Robbins says that we as humans have a habit of living in hesitation. Which is true we constantly hesitate to say what it is we want to say or to do what it is we want to do. We don't hesitate doing the easy things such as getting dressed, feeding ourselves, doing regular things we always do but when it comes to doing things that may be a little harder or scary ore there is uncertainty behind it we more than likely hesitate in the moment and it slips by. Our brains are wired to keep us safe so when something scary, difficult or uncertain pops up we tend to back pedal. We hesitate and don't take the leap or make that step or do the thing we are finding hard to do. When it comes to our goals our number one reason for failure is failing to take action. Until we take action to change our well formed habits we are stuck doing the same thing and getting the same result.
Our decisions shape our destiny. Once we decide to change the way we do things, the way we react the way we move forward the way we get up and motivated then that is where we start making changes we are one decision away from creating the best relationships with friends, family and loved ones. We are a decision away from creating the best career or job or business and life that we want. We are one decision from creating a healthy life where we do what is right for our bodies. Yes that is right. We make the decision to get up early and work out, we make the decision to eat a well balanced meal and not one that is not good for our body, we make the decision not to lash out because someone has a different opinion than ours. We decide to choose to use nice words when we talk to ourselves and to others. We decide that letting go of something someone said instead of dwelling on it. This list goes on and on but it really comes down to making the decision and doing it. Taking action. We may not feel like getting up early and working out but if we make the decision I can guarantee that you will feel good about it 10 minutes in.
You can read more about this in Mel Robbins Book the 5 Second Rule. It is a very eye opening real account of how it is. How we can just make the decision and then decide to take action.
If you have read this book or listened to the audio book I would love to get your take on it. Comment below and let me know if you are using the 5 second rule and if this has impacted your life in any way.