Over the years, one of the places I have watched my motivation go up and down is in the area of fitness.
Exercise and nutrition provide us with a powerful reminder that motivation leaks. There is nowhere this is more true than in the middle of a marathon.
I have been crazy enough to step to the line several times over the past few years, and not once have I been able to prevent my motivation from waning at some point during each race.
When motivation fades, and it always does (whether you are running a race, working on a relationship, or trying to lead a team), the most powerful thing you can do is to focus on the finish.
More times than not, there is a greater reward awaiting if you will stay the course and remember your “Why?”
Whenever you hit one of those bad patches, think back to your WHY and you will be shocked at how much easier it becomes to push through the pain and finish the race.
Leadership Begins at Home,
What area of your life do you find it most difficult to stay motivated?
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Exactly what I needed to read as I’m starting this busy Wednesday with my 8th graders.
I’ll be revisiting my “why” today and claiming one of my favorite verses Colossians 3:23 as I go!
I’m so thankful and blessed that you’re my brother! Love you!
Thanks, girl. Have a great day. Proud of you!
Randy this is such a timely post. My family & I are completing, as of today, our annual 21day fast for Kingdom results. Seeking God and maintaining integrity for His presence and not just what He can do is the place of struggle. In this time of fasting it is the same challenge because the motivation to start is for “more” of His presence. The distractions are weight loss, food and every other influence that comes naturally in our daily living. Your post is the reminder to stay “prize”focus as I run this race. Thanks and have Spirit Filled Day
Agreed 110%. From my background, as illustrated by the recent GB v Seattle game – When are most games won? The final quarter of the football game, the final inning, the last minute of a basketball game, etc. Champions, ergo winners, turn the early game motivation into a vision of victory when the finish line is in view. It is what motivates an exhausted runner to dig a little deeper and kick into another level in the stretch to the tape. Wanting to win is not the same as having the will to win. Actually, Lombardi’s famous line has been misquoted, “The will to win is the only thing that matters!” Refusing to lose is an attitude that marks a champion even when he or she is in a battle with a superior athlete.
Great comment, Coach!!!