"Are you the one who makes things happen?" like Michael Jordan ; 3 Tips to stay motivated S2E18

Live Your Luxe Life

May 13 2022 • 9 mins

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This week's quote is by Michael Jordan!

Are you struggling to stay motivated? Join us as we discuss 3 tips for staying motivated. Can we commit to practicing these 3 tips?

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Michael Jordan is one of the best athletes of all time. Some would say he is the best athlete of all time. He also is providing our quote for the week. Michael said Some people want it to happen, Some people wish it would happen, Others make it happen. Which of these 3 people are you? We are all one of these people in different points in our lives and for different reasons. I don’t know about you but I always want to be the one who makes it happen. We are all striving for our goals and ambitions. It will happen as long as you stay motivated to do it. Sometimes that easier said than done. But together we are going to get there ok.

Today I want to share with you 3 tips on how to stay motivated. Finding ways to Stay motivated is something that you will never stop doing in your life. We all have times in our life and throughout the year where we lose interest or motivation in staying on track. Let me tell you I can be so determined sometimes in achieving my goals or staying on track with my daily positive habits. Then one day, boom there it is, it’s over . I can’t always tell you why I can start feeling discouraged or why my motivation dissipates. But hey I’m human just like you. My sometimes lack of motivation may last for a day sometimes a week sometimes months. I know what you’re thinking months. Ok I’m being honest with you right now. Now I know I’m not the only one, and if you’re being honest with me, I know you can tell me you can relate sometimes with certain things. I know what you’re thinking are you talking to me? Yes I’m talking to you. It’s just me and you right now. So over the lockdown it was scary times for me, so keeping my motivation up was very hard. I was on a good track working out before the lockdown. But with everything going on even just trying to keep toilet tissue in in stock in the home was exhausting. Now I know those days contributed to completely killing my motivation. I wasn’t working out, plus the gyms were closed anyways including my community gym at home. I couldn’t even think about taking care of myself because I was more worried about those around me.

So I made a decision at that time that I wouldn’t let that stop me. I bought a spin bike for my home and with all gym equipment on back order it took couple of months for it to get delivered. But it was great because I could get back on a consistent schedule with a great cardio workout with resistance that would push me more than just taking a walk around the neighborhood.

But I have to tell you I definitely got off track again a few months ago. I’m not sure if I can pinpoint one specific reason. For me I find myself doing really great in one area of my life and then another area could end up going down hill. So for me there are 4 general areas of life. Career, relationships, health, and mental or spiritual balance. So if I’m doing great in 3 areas sometimes that 4th area I’m lacking for some reason. The key is to stay balanced in all four areas on a great day. Sometimes it’s only 2 out of 4 areas that are doing well.

So to be honest the last couple months I’ve been unmotivated with my workouts and also diet. So I had to reach out to a friend who agreed and actually was excited to help me get back on track with workouts. His excitement actually excited me. This is what he does he workouts almost everyday including going to race on his bike. I actually look up to him for his drive and consistency in this area in his life. Without a doubt every time I see him he’s doing something active. I’m grateful he’s a friend that has shown interest in training me while I’m working on getting my motivation back on track lol. Just showing me some new routines and different circuit workouts have opened my eyes again as to why I enjoy working out. So eventually I won’t need to have someone standing next to me telling me what to do because I will know I can do it again on my own. It’s mostly mental right now for me so having a partner just helps me to refocus my habits.

So this brings me to tip number 1. Surround yourself with like minded people that are already living the goals you want to achieve or are working towards those goals like you are. If my goal is to get myself back in shape and not struggle to button my jeans lol then I’m not going to hang out with people every day that are only going out to eat all of the time or going out for drinks. Trust me I love a good cocktail even if it’s while watching a good movie at home or wine with dinner. but even with that I have to take a break from, at least for a little while to keep my metabolism up. It Doesn’t mean that once or twice a week you can’t take a break, just not every day. Right now I have to be so disciplined or I’m not going to see any changes, which will then cause me to not improve workout regimen then my motivation will dwindle down again. We are all here in life to help each other and inspire each other. Even the best of people need motivation.

Tip number 2 decide what your why is to set clear goals. What is the reason that you need to make these changes in your life. What’s your goals? So one goal of mine is to button my jeans again with no problem. Of course that’s not the only reason, I want to be healthy and feel good. So is your why because you want to save money to buy a house or take a vacations every year. So maybe your goal is to save money. Or to keep your home organized and tidy. Staying motivated to keep your home organized is not always easy either. Your constantly coming and going and cleaning up after your family is not an easy task. Whatever your why, you need to know it so that you can remind yourself. Write it down or even better make a vision board and put it up where you can see it. Vision boards have always been a part of my life. I’m a visual person, so seeing my goals in picture form definitely keeps me going. Put your business goals on your vision board. If you need a new office building take a picture and post it on your board to focus on and put that out to the universe. However you do it just write it where you can see it daily.

Tip 3 Be consistent. The fastest way to lose your motivation is by stopping your daily habits to get you there. Like I said if I stop working out now I won’t see any results, then that will be a domino effect for me to not feel good about myself and then nothing will happen. Make your schedule and keep it. Now you have to allow yourself some room for error. So I like to say 80% of the time is key. I don’t know about you but I can’t do anything 100% of the time. I need 20% to enjoy myself or to be bad lol. So don’t beat yourself up about having a bad day that you end up so discouraged that you completely fall off the wagon.

So staying motivated has many different facets to it but the main tip is to write down your why and keep people around you that want to see you win. Those people that have the same goals as you do. Whatever your reason your mind body and spirit will thank you when you get there. Let’s challenge ourselves for the rest of this month to follow these tips and see how this sets your path for the rest of the year.

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