A large majority of my job as a coach is to “motivate” people into doing the things they said they wanted to do.
Think about that for one moment.
Lets say at the start of the year, were you one of those people who said they were going to cycle more this year? Maybe you said you would get a bit faster over certain distances? Maybe you said you’d enter that crazy event?
Whatever it was that you said you were going to do, most people don’t do it.
Many will do it, but not quite to the standard they’d hoped to achieve.
And some, will sadly never make it to that start line – many by the first January decide it’s not for them and scrap the idea, deciding a life of eating pizza and watching endless series’ on Netflix is a far better method of spending their time.
I’m not going to be pointing the finger.
But the only thing I am going to be pointing out is that your focus isn’t in the right place.
When people say they want to be more motivated.
What they are really saying is that they want to be able to achieve that thing they said they wanted to do.
And what that says to me, is that right now, they aren’t really dedicated to that thing at this point in time.
Lets face it, if you wanted to eat that tub of ice cream, and I can say this because I was literally eating my way through an Ice Cream Sundae literally 3 hours ago… (family lunch – loads of peer pressure! 😉 ) then you would go right ahead.
And I did!
But if you wanted to achieve that faster time, or train for that event, you’d have taken action on it.
What do I mean by action?
Well, it means working out what prevents you from being dedicated.
– Do you (like me) struggle with the early alarm calls to get those sessions in before work?
– Do you struggle to find time to get those training sessions in?
– Do you hate planning out what you need to do in each session?
– Do you get frustrated when you don’t seem to be noticing any improvement in your fitness?
– Do you find training on your own tough, and mentally very draining?
All of these reasons shout out to me because I went through the same process. And it’s the fundamental reason that me and James sat down and created HURTBOX.
If you agreed to any of those points above and said “that’s so like me” then you’ve hit the same road block I did when it came to training and “motivating” myself.
Once you know what it is that is stopping you, it’s now time to work out how to implement changes to make them less of an issue and to make you focus on the right things.
You aren’t unmotivated, you just don’t realise that getting up early without an appointment is TOUGH!
I bet you can set an early alarm to make it to the airport on holiday, but you can’t set it to meet up with your turbo trainer at 6:30am on a weekday before work.
I bet you can find the time to sit and watch your favourite TV program in the evening but not to go out for a ride in the evening braving all weathers.
And I’m not blaming you for these things, because I do them all the time too – it’s so hard not to when you have a choice between something that gives you short term pleasure (staying in the warm to watch TV) vs short term pain (going out for a tough session in potentially the rain).
The solution for me was investing in thousands of pounds worth of equipment and using the knowledge that I have invested many years and cash into to create HURTBOX.
HURTBOX that you can gain access to for just £40!
Doing so, you’ll become a member of the amazing community who will be there to inspire you plus you’ll be able to ride with us in our expertly written indoor sessions taking away all the stress about what session to do.
Check out the link below, and experience your first month in the studio, becoming a VIP member and having unlimited access to our extensive timetable of sessions.
And we will help you tick every single box to becoming not just more motivated…
But being more dedicated too.