Welcome to 2023! By now you have set your new goals, or are possibly still working on goals you may have set in 2022. So often, when you get the motivation to set goals, you have the best intentions. You are super pumped and motivated to get stuff done. But things happen! You didn’t plan for an injury, you didn’t realize how busy you were going to be; a myriad of distractions come up. This is why motivation doesn’t work. I know this is contrary to what you may hear but the fact is motivation doesn’t get it done! How often do you start out “motivated”, you listen to a motivational speaker, a sports clip that motivates you, someone else doing something amazing motivates you? What did you do about it? You just moved on to the next video or podcast. Motivation is great, but without action and discipline, motivation is just another distraction from getting things done.
To be good at something you must have action, to be great at something you must have purposeful action, to make it to the top of your mountain you must be disciplined to follow your purposeful action. Simple; don’t let motivation be the distraction from your greatest performances. We all are motivated by something, but what holds us back? The fear of failure? The fear of the unknown? The fear of hard work? Motivation has its place but alone it will not get us to where we want to be! Plan out your journey, have purposeful action, get it done!
As one wise man said, Motivation + Purposeful Action – Distraction = High Performance
Enjoy Your Journey!