How To Break Through Mental Hurdles


Lacking motivation to exercise?

Always looking for the latest and greatest way to keep motivated?

If you’re hoping for some secret – some technique that will ensure that you have non-stop motivation that will never let up, you may want to reconsider your approach.

Far too many people are trying to rely on motivation to get them through.

And, while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with trying to stay motivated, you need to realise that motivational lulls are normal.

In fact, they are to be expected as they will happen to everyone. Which is why, motivation isn’t going to bring you the success that you hope it will.

If you think that you will eventually reach a place where you are always motivated – no matter what – you are mistaken.  If that is what it’s going to take for you to reach your fitness goals, you will never get there.

That place simply doesn’t exist.

Let’s look at what you need to consider here.

It’s Determination That Gets You Through

It’s not about how motivated you are when it comes to reaching your goals, it’s about how determined you are.

Those people who you would classify as being successful with achieving a healthy and fit body are just like you.

They too go through times where they just don’t want to go to the gym.  They’re tired, they’re busy, or they’re simply bored of their sessions.

So what do they do?  They go anyway.  They don’t want to, but they do it because they have determination and drive to do so.  They push through the motivation lull knowing that if they do, they will see long term success.

Believe In The Process

Which brings us to the next point, believing in the process. Often those who are seeking constant motivation are also those who expect results to come easily – and quickly.

And when they don’t, motivation takes a turn and soon they are on the couch, not hitting the gym.

In order to see results, you need to believe in the process. You need to firmly believe that if you keep doing what you are doing – going to the gym, putting one foot in front of the other, and so forth, you will see long term success.

It isn’t going to feel like it in many cases, but you must keep the faith. Those who lose faith are going to be those who end up throwing in the towel and giving up for good.

Fight Until The End

Finding Motivation

Picturing or imagining how good you’ll feel after you exercise can be motivation enough

Which brings us to the next point, fighting until the end.   If you aren’t seeing results, don’t assume you can’t. Simply change your approach.  Something you are doing isn’t working, which just means you need to try something else.

Everyone can see success with fitness. Sure, some people genetically may have a harder struggle ahead of them than others, but everyone can see success – at least on a level that’s right for them.

It’s all about learning the process, accepting it will take some hard work, and knowing that simply being motivated is not enough. You need to be driven.  This means pushing hard even when you don’t feel like it.

That is the ticket to results.

So as yourself, are you relying too heavily on motivation? Do you let yourself skip the gym on the days you just don’t feel like it, instead thinking you need to figure out a new way to be motivated?

If so, you have some changes to make.  That motivation is not always going to be there and it’s time that you stopped using it as an excuse for not doing what needs to be done.

Focus on being more determined and that will be what gets you to the finish line.