Episode 90 – Why finding your deep seeded need will make you succeed
Motivation is a myth.
And this is definitely true for long term success and mastery.
I know, I know, this goes against the very essence of this video but it’s true.
When you’re at the mastery and success level, it’s not about motivation – excellence is ingrained in your very being – and you’re just…great.
So, what does motivation have to do with it?
Why do I advocate for “why factors” when I don’t believe in the myth.
Well, other than making you feel good in the moment, the right motivation can give you just enough energy to get started – which is very important!
Then given the right conditions (a small win, encouragement, a plan… etc, etc.), you’ll stay on track… for a while.
“A while?!” I hear you say.
Read on to get that spark.
How to use that deep seeded need to make you succeed.
To understand how motivation is useful, here’s a simple analogy.
Have you ever seen a news report on TV around typhoon/hurricane season and they show video footage of high speed wind blowing down the streets and you see debris everywhere?
You know the ones right?! They are surreal!
Read on below.
More to the point and funnily enough some trees in the storm are still standing while others are completely blown over. How is that so?
Well, those trees that have blown over most likely had shallow roots while the ones that remained are still standing because they had deep roots.
For us as humans, our deep roots – our whys – will help us weather the initial adversity “storm” and keep us doing what we need to do no matter what to get us on the road to achieve our goals. Then once we’ve done it for long enough our habits will take over and excellence becomes ingrained in our very being – and you’re just… great!
So yeah, start with motivation, it will get you on the road to succeed.
But to take it to the next level you need to work on excellence!
(For those keen on getting started on excellence, message me once you’ve started.)
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Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness.
Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness. International Athlete, Elite Performance Manager for the Philippine Volcanoes rugby teams, qualified Dietitian / Nutritionist and qualified educator. Chris Everingham combines more than 10 years of experience and education together to deliver the best strategies to grow your mindset, rewire your habits and transform your life.