‘Once I found my real why, exercise was easy.’
Which is the strongest motivator?
Gaining pleasure or avoiding pain?
I have asked this question hundreds of times, usually followed by the concept that you’ll do more to avoid pain…
in the short-term.
A member of TEAM17 recently posted that she thought she wanted to exercise to drop a clothes size.
Then she discovered her real why.
It was actually to play hockey!
Now it’s exciting to exercise.
Getting into shape is fun.
She wants to rather than has to.
Yes, use pain avoidance to get started but this is harder to maintain in the long-term.
You can push others to do something and they may comply – in the short-term.
But being a magnet is better. Attracting is better than pushing.
What do you do to stay focused on your goals?
I’d love to know. You can comment below.
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