Posts in the Category "Motivation"

Confidence is built upon the experience of success

Confidence is built upon the experience of success. When we begin anything new, we usually have very little confidence because we have not learned from experience that we can succeed. It is true that success breeds success. Winners focus on past successes and forget past failures. They use errors and mistakes as a way to.. Read more →

Motivation – Intrinsic vs Extrinsic

Intrinsic Motivation- doing something because you love it. The experience is the reward. Extrinsic Motivation- doing something for a reward or to avoid negative consequences. When I started working out, it was so that I could lose weight for a vacation. I didn’t want to look fat in my bathing suit. My motivation was based.. Read more →

Quick Fixes

There are NO quick fixes that will work long term. None. No quick fix can change what is really wrong, your habits and behaviors. If you don’t change, nothing else you do will change you. Your results, successes, failures, and everything else belongs to you. You may not be able to control everything that happens.. Read more →

You can complain or you can strategize

I realize that you can’t control the weather, but you can control how you weather the storm. Complaints get you nowhere, so try proposing a solution. Next time you go to complain about how results aren’t coming fast enough, hormone problems aren’t fair, you’re too busy, too tired, too hungry; also look at potential solutions… Read more →

Opportunity Cost

“the unrealized flow of utility from the alternatives a choice displaces” (Frederick, Novemsky, Wang, Dhar, & Nowlis, 2009). I saw this on a blog yesterday (credit to Justin Kompf and Tony Gentilcore) and I thought it was great and “on point”. To reach (even maintain) health and physique goals, there are choices-a lifestyle design-which must.. Read more →