John Carter! The Conan of Mars!Ultimately am pretty sure I’d need hypnosis regression to really explain why I won’t stop training, or just look at the imagery of my early youth - challenge accepted:
1a. Not shaming anyone, just being brutally honest. Go to walmart. Look around. That's a likely outcome w/o a little bit of physical training and nutrition planning. I'm not ending my life in a scooter or winded from walking. That's my base level of motivation.Two sets of questions for you all!
1. Where does your motivation/discipline/just-do-it - it come from?
2. For those folks who don't have what it takes in #1: What is a good, low-barrier (bodyweight, I think) entry "program" that will result in a positive feedback loop to encourage them to stay the course, and hopefully dig deeper over time?
“What words keep you centered and motivated when you wake up? “ummm this is really a wonderful coincidence. I've been thinking about this question for the past hour, and now see this link in my mail-box.
The power of a word should never be underestimated. Reading a perfectly penned sentence in a book, a beautiful lyric in a song, or a motivational saying is sometimes all you need to find some creative spark.www.linkedin.com
I read his book "Screw it Just do it", and think that this simply sums it up for me Trying out new things for myself then deciding wether to keep going, drop out, or modify it to my personal usage. this is a habbit that has motivated me since I was a child (in the 70s).
Ulysses Pacts are pretty powerful stuff.Admittedly, my motivation is easy.
Failing to train could potentially cost me my life or the life of someone else.
Pretty good kick in the backside to get moving on a day I don't feel like it.
Yeah, go for the Yul Bynner look.I enjoy eating and drinking immensely and it’s part of my work. Working out let’s me maintain a semblance of health despite my lifestyle.
Also as the realities of balding become less deniable by the day. I am prepping for more of a Mr. Clean look than Danny Devito lol
Thanks for sharing that. You've mentioned the "move your own furniture" image several times, and it's meaningful to know the vivid origin.Fear.
When I was in high school, an elder from our church moved from Los Angeles to San Diego.
He would be closer to family, and friends, and he would be living in a small beachside bungalow, in a beautiful neighborhood.
I was one of several people helping him to do so.
To sum it up:
He couldn't move one box on his own.
He couldn't move a chair.
He could hardly carry a small painting to the back seat of their car.
I am terrified of this.
Now, I don't find fault with him, as a man. He was older than 80 years old, and unlike others, he could finally find rest, and there's some well-deserved commendation for the way he lived his life and raised his family. And, while he could still walk, he had a hard time getting up the only step in the walkway to his new home. I didn't know it then, but a seed was planted in my mind. And, it germinated slowly. I know now that I am terrified of this. I seek a lifelong journey of staving off such a fate beyond my own lifespan. I hope to be as spry and capable as one could be at such a time.
I want to be able to move all my things and furniture until the day I die.
I don't necessarily want to do it, but I want to be able to if no one was around.
I've always been active and athletic, so that's just what I consider normal. I
Hi @TedM,1. Where does your motivation/discipline/just-do-it - it come from?