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Don't rely on Motivation

Motivation can be great... but it is limited.

There is no better feeling than wanting to take on the world.

For some this feeling comes after watching Rocky, seeing Steven Bradbury's miracle on Olympic ice, or listening to Eminem's 'Lose Yourself'.

But ask yourself:

How many times this year have you felt like running off the couch, shadowboxing whilst running the streets of Geelong, climbing a staircase, punching the air and then going home and cracking a raw egg?

Motivation relies on too many factors

If your answer to the last question was every day, I would like you to personally get in contact with the Marna team and enlighten us with your secrets.

If your answer to the last question was "ahh maybe once or twice" then you aren't alone.

Getting motivated (and staying motivated for that matter) is highly influenced by many factors. Including:

  • Sleep

  • Stress

  • Relationships

  • Weather

  • Wifi connection

  • Diet & Caffeine

Don’t rely on Motivation

So if we are beginning a new task, skill or set of physio exercises and we are relying on the stars to align for our motivation levels to be high... you can see where this is going.

It won't get done more than twice.

Elite athletes DO NOT RELY ON MOTIVATION. They rely on thorough planning, execution of the plan and forming sustainable habits.

This practice starts with D and ends with iscipline.

Rely on Discipline

Motivation can get us started, while discipline keeps us going.

Want to run 5km? Want to learn a new language? Want to finish your 3 sets of crab walks every second day?

Use your short bursts of motivation to build habits and develop a routine.

Start with something small and manageable, commit to doing it consistently and scale up to more challenging habits.

If you go too hard too early you will let yourself down and give up on the task. Be kind and gradual but do not give up! Soon it will be like brushing your teeth.

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