Your emotional drive, or motivation, is essential to your success in anything in life, especially in fitness. If you’re not driven to take action, you won’t adopt or stick to your habits, jeopardizing your results.
Motivation is not some woo-woo pseudoscience. Cultivating it depends on understanding the cost-to-benefit ratio of your habits. Put, you’ll be more motivated to continue anything that produces a high return at a relatively low cost. A lack of motivation is your subconscious telling you that your habits are not worth the effort you’re investing into them.
The key is understanding that the cost-to-benefit ratio depends on your perceived costs and benefits. It’s not just down to the absolute costs and benefits.
Understanding this simple idea can make the difference in identifying which habits are the best for you and your circumstances. Your motivation doesn’t depend on how much weight you lose or how effective your workout program is, but rather how you feel about what your habits are doing for you relative to your perceived cost.
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