It Starts With A Trigger
Anytime someone comes to work with me for help to break free from a diet mindset, make peace with food, and start living fit and free, there are two things I am listening for.
The motivator and the trigger.
The motivator is their deep WHY. It’s the thing that is driving them to make changes to their health.
Often, it’s something like a new grandchild, fear of getting a lifestyle-related disease, or simply wanting to be more confident and happy in their skin (and in pictures!).
There’s no right or wrong why, but the why must absolutely be powerful enough to keep you going in the moments you don’t want to honor the body God has entrusted to you.
The trigger is different. The trigger often leads to the motivator.
Triggers tend to be specific events that spur action…
A scary report from your doctor.
Observing the early death of a family member.
Looking at a picture and not liking what you see. And I’m not even talking about outward appearance – it’s looking at the picture and knowing how the woman in it is feeling, lacking spark, confidence, and true enjoyment of her life.
Whatever the trigger event is, it leads to motivation.
Temporarily, motivation will lead to action.
So, if we have a trigger event that leads to motivation, why not just assume all is well and you’ll be motivated enough to achieve your goals?
Because the truth is that motivation, no matter how serious the trigger event, never lasts.
What I want you to take from this is that ACTION is the only way forward. Action yields results and increased motivation is a byproduct.
Not feeling motivated to exercise? Do it anyway. The motivation will follow as you get results such as more energy, boosted confidence, improved sleep, and so much more.
Have you been triggered recently? Have you discovered your why?
It starts with the trigger, but you must take the next step.
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