I’m scared of a few things, I’m scared of heights, I don’t like needles and I have a phobia of ants (don’t ask I don’t know why either) but yanno what I’m most scared of? What thing absolutely terrifies me? The thought that I’ll get old and senile and become immobile. This scares me more than anything else, this is my strongest motivation go keep a healthy body and mind.
I am trying to keep my mind and my body in the best condition that I possibly can for as long as I can in the hope that it will delay if not prevent some of the afflictions that can come with getting old, like I don’t want to be that old guy who’s in a wheel chair in a home with dementia, I want to be that 80 year you see down the gym who lifts more than most people half his age.
In my attempt to do this I am exercising regularly, reading regularly and constantly learning and using my brain while also trying to supply my body with all the micronutrients it requires. Truth is this might now help in the slightest and I still might end up in a poor state in my later years however it will greatly reduce the chances of being like that.
This is actually something that I didn’t realise till recently when several body coaches I follow mentioned finding your long term motivation and the reason why you want to get in shape, this is when I did a bit of soul searching and came up with the reason above. Obviously I want to be muscular and have a good looking body but they are only superficial goals, you need to have a deeper reason for wanting to do it if you want to stick to something.
This applies in all works of life really, if something is going to be a long difficult journey whether it be getting into shape or starting and growing a business, you need to have a strong motivator to keep you going when all you want to do is stop. For example if you start up your own business you might do it because you are fed up of working for your boss who you hate but if you look into it deeper you might be doing it so your new born daughter never has to struggle like you had to. Which is going to keep you going on the hard days.. Carrying on because you hate your old boss and didn’t want to work for anyone anymore OR the motivation of wanting to support your family and stop them having to go through the hardships you had to? I think it’s going to be the latter isn’t it.
With this in mind if you are trying to get in shape or starting a business or whatever, what I want you to do is to take a few days to do abit of soul searching and find out what you ultimate motivator is or at very least a good long term motivator, trust me this will help you push through those hard days.
Anyway I better stop before I ramble so I’m going to leave you with this:
“When a child is learning to walk and falls down 50 times, they never think to themselves, ‘Maybe this isn’t for me’.”
Man it feels good to get back into this again, I need to start organising my time better and getting these blog posts prepared in advance so I can just get it up there. Thank you so much for reading, hopefully you found this useful, if you did I would greatly appreciate you leaving it a like and maybe even a comment to tell me your opinions. I shall see you guys again this Friday. Ciao!