One Way to Manufacture Motivation in Your Life
Motivation is tricky in and of itself. I am a believer that it is much more productive to live disciplined than it is to live motivated. That’s not what this is about though.
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One of the Action Challenges in the Exercise pillar of health and success is “train for an event or series of events”. In 2020 the events that usually fill my running calendar were all cancelled. I did the Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee but that contributed to more of an over training feel than a one or two day event would.
So, this year, in 2021, I am hoping for a few events to actually go. One of those events is Superior Spring 50k. I have completed that event 7 or 8 times now and last year did it alone at a local park. It was tough like I knew it would be and also provided me the opportunity to train for a date and time. There’s a lot of value in that for me and there might be for you too.
Maybe it is just me but having something to look forward to gives me deadlines as it relates to physical events and also as it relates to other things too. For example, I will set creative deadlines and set goals based on event dates. That way I can have a time sensitive goal and I can also leverage the high performing brain that comes with clear purpose and a focused mind.
So, as I look forward to Superior Spring 50k 2021, an event which I will need to gut out no matter what, I set goals around the weekend that event may take place. My plan is to execute locally if the North Shore version can’t happen again this year. I’ll get as ready as I can in the next five weeks and toe a line to cover 31 miles on foot.
It will probably take me around seven hours as I don’t do these things to be in a hurry. They help me set goals, give me deadlines and manufacture motivation to get things done. Once my Superior Spring 2021 experience is over I’ll pick the next one, set new goals on tight timelines and leverage the high performing brain that comes with clear purpose and a focused mind.
Do you manufacture motivation in your life? How so? Comment and let me know.
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