Maintaining motivation


I know it is hard to maintain motivation for the long run. I have been there plenty of times. “I will skip this training, nothing will happen” and after some time, month is over and I have been 3 times to my training.  If you are like this, this post is for you. First of all, find some interesting goal or habit. Nothing to hard or too easy, just a little outside of comfort zone.  I saw James Clear calls it The Goldilocks Rule.

The Goldilocks Rule states that humans experience peak motivation when working on tasks that are right on the edge of their current abilities. Not too hard. Not too easy. Just right.

Motivation is sometimes out of the door. Your brain will start giving you suggestion (stop typing, nobody reads it, you are tired..)but that is just suggestion and you have option to follow it or not. 

Also discomfort is temporary.  I learned it on my Muay Thai classes. I started to take the class because it was so challenging and outside my comfort zone. I had plenty of reasons not to go. But I did it anyway. First training was funny, trainer did not overkill me. But I couldn’t do all the exercises, I was dying on the floor. After couple of months, I was doing plank. While I was doing it, I was in no pain, it was easy. Then I discover that discomfort is temporary and end result is only what counts. As I read somewhere:  You Will Never Regret Good Work Once It is Done.

So go, chase your goals and when it is hard (and it will be), clench teeth and keep going.

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