When Motivation Becomes Ineffective

Kit Gupta, Frisco Discover Center
Kit Gupta, Frisco Discover Center

Motivation

Pushing on the elliptical machine for over thirty minutes, I increased the resistance to simulate climbing stairs for the remainder of my workout. It was quiet until a trainer and his client (who is serious about losing weight) walked in. I had seen them at the gym for the last three months but never had a conversation with either one of them.  We all get familiar with those voices that disregard the presence of anyone else around them, and talk as loudly as possible to make their presence known—this duo had that annoying loud pitched voice. Even with no intention to partake in their discussion, I was now forced to hear the conversation of the day.

“It has been three months and I am still struggling with my weight,” says the trainee. The physical trainer nods. “But I think your endurance has increased since you started,” he said in a positive tone. “But what about the weight?” asked the guy looking for hope to find a solution to his problem. “I have also changed my diet like you asked,” he added, as he breathed heavily and sped up on the treadmill. Questioning his weight loss program, the trainee said, “maybe I need more motivation.

I wiped the machine I was working out on, picked up my keys, and walked out the exit door. Walking back, I realized that as human beings we are apt in blame storming; we rely on all the external sources that we so confidently assume will help us achieve our goals. Whether it is dropping the extra pounds, doing better in our relationship, performing better at work —always looking for some external force—that will help us make our mark.  Motivation is that external stimulus that ignites the desire to achieve something more, but, it is not the sole ingredient that helps us accomplish that something.

The difference between those who accomplish their set goals and those who do not, is not the level of motivation. The primary reason why they are successful in accomplishing their goals, is the strategies they create to stay the course, and overcome all the challenges and roadblocks.

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Author: Kit Gupta

My goal is to help individuals create transformation in any domain of their life, and I continue to achieve that through iExcel Events by IE Sigma®. The event brings experiences and people from around the world together, to help build success strategies. This is a one-of-a-kind event where the audience makes an impact in the lives of others. Learn more and watch worldwide event videos Learn more Author & Speaker Kit Gupta https://kitgupta.com/ Attend an event near you http://www.iexcelevents.comhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQAL4ony6ZRPr9jQMZfYP8g/ Learn more about the organization at http://www.iesigma.com/

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