Is your Motivation Mean?
I would dream of being on the biggest loser so that Jillian Michaels would yell at me until I passed out. And in my early career as a Honolulu Personal trainer, I did a lot of stuff with clients that I cringe at now; ya know, being green in the fitness and workout space, having clients do cardio drill after very set… I am so proud to say I’ve learned a lot since then!
I USED to get off on that. And I thought I actually thrived in my ear zone of aggression.
Can a flower bloom in the most desolate conditions?
Maybe. Maybe not.
I didn’t thrive. I simply survived.
Beating my body into submission was the norm. #meangirls motivation was my coping mechanism.
Habit expert James Clear says “The strategies that made you successful in the past will, at some point, reach their limit.”
I did get shit done. And now, now I know I can still get shit done less all the self sabotage.
I sit in the stillness.
I welcome the quiet.
I lean into discomfort.
I say how I feel.
I ask for help.
Remember, your body is always listening.
How are you best motivated?