If you are like many people, you may find you struggle to maintain optimal motivation levels from time to time. You go about your program and sometimes, you are sufficiently motivated and ready to work as hard as possible. Other times, the opposite occurs. You cannot get yourself to do what you know you need to. What gives? When this takes place, it is essential to identify your triggers.
Let us look further at this concept so you can find out how to use it and have sky-high motivation at all times.
What Are Triggers? Triggers are essentially anything that is going to make you strive to work as hard as possible to see a result.
For instance, it is the reason why you are looking to lose weight. Why you are hitting the gym each day. Why you are saying no to pizza when it is offered.
Your triggers dictate your ability to stick with your program and generally speaking, the stronger the trigger, the easier time you will have to maintain your motivation to continue.
Finding these strong triggers is essential for your success.
Finding Your Triggers. How do you go about finding your triggers? First, you must dig deep…
- Now, at the surface level, you may think the primary reason you want to lose weight is to look better. Moreover, that is great, but it is at a surface level. Go further.
- Why do you want to look better? What will looking better get you? Whom do you want to look better for? What happens if you don’t look better?
Try answering these questions along with any others you may come up with that will help you better understand your triggers.
You may find you want to look better to regain the self-confidence you lost as a teen when you started putting on the weight and by doing so, you may feel like you will approach life and your job differently, and if you do, it may mean career advancement.
Now you have a definite trigger. When you think of that piece of cake, think of this instead. If you want to be successful and reach your goal, your trigger will help you to say no to the slice of cake.
Using This Wisely. How can you use this wisely? What you need to know here is this exercise is not designed to make you feel bad about yourself. Instead, it is intended to help uncover the reason why you are working so hard towards your goal.
If you have not taken the time to uncover your trigger or triggers, that is your first mistake and what will cost you down the line. Your motivation will fail, and you will be back to square one.
Take some time and find your trigger. It is one of the best steps you can take to help achieve maximum success.