Let’s take a step back and briefly talk about a subject that isn’t necessary quantifiable. In other words, it exists but you can’t touch it.
The ultimate key to motivation is:
Without that burning desire to succeed, most things will elude you. Desire comes from an interest that can grow into passion.
If you have a passion for something, you’ll do whatever it takes to be successful. Without it, you’ll only be partly committed and only partly successful.
Take a look at any major sports star or entertainer, the passion they have for their sport is obvious. It is what drives them to succeed and motivates them to give 100%. Without it, they would just be average.
To be successful in the pursuit of fitness, it needs to become a passion. So if you don’t have a strong interest in becoming fit, I suggest you find other activities you do enjoy. Getting fit isn’t something anybody does well as a passing interest.
But do realize that you need to know more about fitness in general before you can develop a real enthusiasm for it. In my case, as I kept learning more and more about training, nutrition and supplements, my interest really started to grow.
You don’t need to be obsessive about working out. You can be very successful just doing 45 minutes a session, 3 times a week. You don’t need to live in the gym or spend every second thinking about working out.
Beyond my own experience, when I think of people who have made fitness a passion, one name comes to mind.
Let me introduce you to Scott Tousignant! He’s one of the most passionate bodybuilders I know. He’s the author of Metabolic Masterpiece and uses his passion for fitness to excel at this goal. Recently he made it a goal to give himself a six pack for his birthday. Using nothing but the fundamentals and his desire to make it happen, it’s pretty clear Scott delivered on his promise.
Marc David – CPT
“The NoBull Muscle Guy”
Author of NoBull Bodybuilding
PS - A wise man once said, “Do not lose faith in your ability to make intuitive decisions. Is it luck or skill, who knows? At the end of the day, does it really matter?”
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