To be motivated means you have the desire to bring about something you desire but it’s been said you must be careful with motivation. Initially, it may seem like there are no problems with motivation but as with many things, there are pros and cons. If you are not careful, you are going to make the common mistake of focusing on the former while neglecting the disadvantages.
When it comes to health and well-being, you have to put in the work. Whether it is now or in the near future, there will be a time where you will need to stop procrastinating and fix your health issues, even if they are minor. Since the odds are against us as we age, this moment is inevitable. While we can only delay particular problems for so long, it is within our capacity to be healthy for as long as possible. To accept the onset of preventable diseases early would be a deep shame which is why it is crucial to…
- drop those pounds,
- fix your health problems, and
- start eating healthily
as soon as possible.If you have decided to act, you may be looking for motivation. But do not make the mistake of looking in the wrong places or worse, hoping it is the solution to your problem. If you want to make changes to your lifestyle because you no longer want to be overweight or want to get rid of high blood sugar readings and Type 2 diabetes, you have internal motivation. If your motivation is internal, it is going to get you started. And if it is powerful enough it is going to keep you going until you succeed with your goals.
Once you get started, however, do not try to look for added motivation. Any motivation not coming from an internal source is external. External motivation is fleeting, and it provides false hope and temporary relief. The biggest problem with needing motivation is it means you are looking to convince yourself to stay on track. If you need the motivation to achieve your goals, it means you did not want to succeed badly enough, to begin with. And guess what, all the motivation in the world cannot help you overcome the challenges required to obtain something you do not desire.
There are limits to motivation. Looking for it is futile. When you have it, you know it. When the impulse is internal, you are more likely to succeed with your health goals because you want to change. But if you have to convince yourself to make changes, make sure it is not to fill a void you do not wholeheartedly want to fill.