The concept of motivation is constantly shoved down our throats especially on social media. We’ve been conditioned to believe that if we’re not perfect, whether that’s in relation to running or anything else, we have to start all over. And of course, our inner bully is always ready to remind us of what a failure we are.
The truth is I’m rarely motivated to run or lift weights. I definitely have days where I just skip a workout if I don’t feel like it and after 25 years, I’m no more motivated than I was at the very beginning of my journey. The only difference between present me and past me is that I now understand what motivation really is, and why it’s actually a quiet, calm, and sometimes boring energy.
Join me this week to discover why motivation is bullshit and what you should do instead. You’ll hear why forcing yourself to run isn’t a useful strategy, what happens when you think perfection is the only path to success, and three simple thought shifts that will not only transform the way you approach running, but change your entire life.
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What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
- Why adherence to a workout schedule doesn’t make you morally superior.
- How guilt and shame kick motivation out the window.
- What motivation really is.
- How I love thinking about motivation.
- 3 simple mindset hacks to help you stay motivated without drama.
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