ACTION TNT APRIL: Action Creates Motivation
By Shihan Craig Haley, Elite Force Martial Arts
This is one of the most powerful messages ever. Most people have an idea of what they want. Some people are vague but have a general direction, which is not the recipe for success. Others have very clearly defined goals and action plans. Those people will flourish because they have taken the right steps and have clarity.
Clarity is power!
However, we all have those days when we wake up and are dragging. We wake up tired, didn’t sleep well, and overall are just feeling lazy. On those days, it would be a lot easier to sit on the couch or go back to bed.
Here’s the problem...many people will do just that!
Action creates motivation! When you take action first, the energy and emotion always follows. Tony Robbins says, “A body in motion will intensify your emotion.” Many times, people don’t feel like coming to class, but once they get there they are so glad they did. And after class they feel like a million bucks!
So sometimes when you are considering blowing off a class or a workout, think about how you are going to feel after the class and that will get you to go in the first place.
Think about when J.K. Rowling was writing her first Harry Potter book…
Her bills were piling up. She had a baby girl to take care of. She had to face cold rainy winters in Edinburgh...and we can go to the beach every day!
She was in a constant battle with depression. She had no guarantee that anyone would even read her book, let alone have thousands of dollars in pre-orders for it.
Despite all of this, somehow, she managed to spend 5 years writing consistently.
I have never regretted the workout I did do, but I sure have regretted the workout I didn’t do that I was supposed do.
So, the next time you are feeling lazy and unmotivated, take action! Do the workout! Go for a run. Start reading the book. Do something and know that when you do you are building momentum and creating an unstoppable energy force that will lead you to success! Action TNT – Today, not tomorrow!