We have numerous ways of meeting the need of motivation depending upon our beliefs, behaviors, attitudes, intentions, and efforts just to name a few. If you are someone who engages in a
task willingly as well as work to improve your skills, chances are you are what we deem as intrinsically motivated, which is being more internally driven by an interest or enjoyment in the task itself which exists from within rather than external pressures or desire for reward.
Then there’s extrinsic motivation which is the performance of an activity in order to achieve a particular outcome, this could be through winning a sport, or rewards for completion of a task etc, this motivation comes outside of ones self.
So let’s say there is a task you don’t feel intrinsically motivated by, just how can you change your experience to want to do, what you don’t feel you want to do?
i.e. if you hate running but know that you should do it in order to assist in a weight loss outcome etc. If this is the case then you can set a reward for your effort of when you meet a certain target in your training i.e. when you can run for 10 minutes non stop, or can reach a certain distance in a certain time frame etc.
This along with mindset work to reframe and retrain how you approach that task at the ready will help to increase your intrinsic motivation making you more inclined to do the activity. I have seen my clients many of times transform the very thing that may have been of challenge in the past to soon become a strength they never knew you had, and better yet ENJOY what used to be deemed too hard basket.
When you feel like quitting, think about why you started...
Follow these 3 life hacks to get your motivation moving:
Here’s to taking action and making it happen!
It's your time, make it count,
Want to kickstart your motivation?
For a limited time only book an introductory PT session package at a huge discount - this helps us both to find out if we are a good fit.