Mindset over Motivation

Motivation is good and all but it doesn’t last.

Mindset is what will stay with you.

I’ve often thought that motivation was only good for a quick burst of energy or a good way to start.

Right after you hear an inspirational speech your hyped up and ready to take on the world. That’s great and all, the problem is that motivation is fleeting.

There is a good workout saying.

“Motivation gets you started, Discipline keeps you going.”

Life hits hard and will quickly dismantle any motivation you once had.

Motivation wont get you to the gym at 6 am each morning.

It wont help you crush goals and break boundaries.

No in truth motivation is a hoax.

A cheap trick that abandons you when you need it most.

I wonder how many people actually did anything worthwhile after attending a Tony Robbins seminar?

Motivation is a good place to start and may be the spark that gets you moving but it won’t last.

You need to keep going under your own power.

Like when you start a fire, motivation is the flint that sparks the flame but without more it will quickly die out. You need to fan the flame and fuel the fire yourself.

No one has good days all the time. Someday you’ll wake up tired and it will feel like nothing is going your way, this is where the game is either won or lost.

Mindset is paramount as to whether you succeed or fail.

You could just say well it’s a bad day and just close up shop and wait for good ol’ motivation or you could say fuck it shit happen and crack on with it.

How you choose to look at things will determine where you end up.

You think all the successful actors, entrepreneur, musicians and everyone else had it fucking easy? Hell no they had to fight tooth and nail each and every day and you’ll have to do the same.

The ones that made it did so because the saw what they wanted to be long before they were a successful.

It took Eminem years and many setbacks before he became a Rap God.

J.K Rowling was rejected 12 times before Harry Potter was published.

Akio Morita and Madaru Ibuka started with a crappy rice cooker but ended up Co Founding Sony one of the worlds largest entertainment corporations.

You know of these people because they had the right mindset. It had little to do with motivation.

Motivation will only last a short time.

Each day you get up and start all over again.

Each day is a reset back to zero.

I’ve been there myself.

I go to bed feeling excited for the next morning only to wake up sapped of all I felt yesterday.

It never gets easier in fact the more you do and the further you go, the harder it will get.

If winning was easy everyone would be rich.

Until next to lads


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