“Motivation is garbage.” ~Mel Robbins
What do you think about that statement?
Personally, I think there’s a lot of truth in it.
But I let you be the judge of it.
Watch the video below before reading on.
Many people wait around until they feel like doing the things they’re are most trying to avoid, but know they need to do to create better results in their life.
Let’s take weight loss for example.
Isn’t it true that many of us have researched every diet and exercise program available on the Internet, all with the hope that somehow it will inspire us to start losing weight?
But, in my experience, most people tend to put off the day they’re actually going to start. It’s like they are waiting for the perfect time or when they feel completely motivated before they decide to get going.
The problem with this is that the ideal time rarely shows up. We never feel perfectly right to do the things we know we need to do in order to get the results we truly desire.
In that sense, motivation is garbage.
And we need to rely on something else.
Now, a quote I have referred to many times before but has incredible value is a quote by Robin Sharma that goes:
It is easier to behave yourself into a new way of thinking, than to think yourself into a new way of behaving.
Sometimes we simply need to just do it. Even, or especially, when we don’t feel like it.
Because the moment we start doing something constructive and positive towards our goals or results we desire, we tend to start seeing results (doesn’t matter how small).
And nothing motivates like results.
The moment we start experiencing good feedback on what we’re doing, we feel more inclined to do more of it.
Compare that with sitting around waiting to feel motivated to finally get up and do what needs to be done.
That feeling typically eludes us. It might show up every now and again but I wouldn’t hold my breath.
But “action” is a decision, as Mel Robbins says.
Tony Robbins also said that:
It’s in the moments of decision that our destiny is shaped.
And I need you to get your head around this important idea – the difference between your current life and a new one is sometimes literally one decision away.
Sometimes everything can change in a heartbeat by making one decision.
And the more decisions we make the more likely we are to experience new results.
Right now you have a choice to make.
You can sit around waiting to feel motivated to get going with the things that would make a difference in your life, or, you can decide to commit to a simple action that could potentially move the needle in your life.
Imagine that instead of continually making the same type of decisions, you choose to start making one of two new decisions.
What would that mean for your marriage?
What would that mean for your finances?
If you string together enough good decisions you might end up finding that your life has completely transformed 12 months from now.
That’s the power of a decision.
Motivation is garbage. I agree with that.
It’s easier to act and allow your actions to infuse you with the energy and emotions you need to keep going in the direction of your desired results and outcome.
I hope this makes sense.
If you have any comments or questions, please leave them below so that I can personally respond to them.
But until they see you next time, stay real my friend.
To your success,