Motivational Monday #4

Happy #MOTIVATIONALMONDAY everybody! Get excited and be motivated!! Okay, but real talk, I know it’s hard to be constantly motivated  24/7 because, well, life happens. We may wish we were all positively inspired energizer bunnies all the time, but the truth is, that’s just not the case. For anyone. Quotes really inspire me because they make me feel something deep inside, like a fire has been ignited in my heart. But at the same time, we’re humans, which means we often need reminders. My suggestion would be to have a quote of the week (whether that be my #motivationalmonday quote or one of your own) and place it all around you–next to your bed, on your mirror, in your car, on your phone screen saver–anywhere that will help remind you throughout the week to keep pushing and moving forward. Another thing is to not just read the quote and go this is nice, this can be me, but to actually go out and make it you! Go out, embody the quote, however that may look in your life with your goals, and just do it! (Thanks, Nike) This will make more sense with today’s quote…so, let’s get to it!

I once had a volleyball coach that would often quote the definition to insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. It makes sense in the volleyball world, but also in life too. Too often I think people try to reach their goals, fail and quit, and then a little while later resume what they were doing in the past that led them to quittingt. People say they want to change (their bodies, their relationships, their attitude, their habits, etc.) yet they stay stuck in their mundane routine that probably isn’t getting them where they want to go. That is why I love this quote, and the fiery passion for improving it invokes.

If you want to change, to make a difference, see results and have a different tomorrow, then it all starts with what you do differently today. We’re going to have good days and bad days, but those bad days do not mean you give up on your goals. If you have a bad day, all you can do is improve the next day, and get better. For example, if you’re trying to eat healthier and yesterday you over-indulged in desserts, don’t feel upset or guilty or like a failure. Instead, determine that today you will push harder to fill your body with key nutrients and good-for-you foods than you did yesterday, which will lead to a new, different tomorrow. Now, I know it isn’t that immediate. Worthy results take time. But, that’s just it! The results will be so worth it; your “different tomorrow” will speak for itself.

So just remember when you feel like quitting or giving up, dig a little deeper, find a little more fight to push harder towards your goals than you did yesterday. I promise you will see results in your future; you will get your different tomorrow. Because at the end of the day, when push comes to shove, it’s those little extra bits of efforts that make the world of a difference, that make us reach our goals and become just a little bit stronger!

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