Today, I need to go running. Or maybe yesterday, i don't know. I received a message from a friend on Facebook «meet me at the park at 10, be ready.
But there is a snag. Today is Sunday. Last Sunday I promised to myself to go running next Sunday, but who could have believed that it's already next Sunday. Seriously time flies and I don't even like running. I look out the window and it's so cold out there, nearly raining. Last week it was too hot, I could have had a sunstroke.
Honestly, Sunday is meant for resting. It's even written in the bible, and the bible is sacred. So yes I don't want anyone to disrupt my mind because I'm feeling great in my bed and no one can make me get out of it. I'll just have to go next week. Or even tomorrow, yeah, go on I’ll go tomorrow, it's good to run in the evening too.
I'm doing that for my health.
My step-mum told me that she read an article where it said that running in fact wasn't good for the heart and joints. So is it better for me to stay in bed?
You have to admit we have all tried to reason ourselves with absurd ideas to calm our clear conscience. And god knows it's one of the hardest tasks. When the situation is favourable to laziness, fighting against those elements and having a strong will that is the hardest. When we take the first step, we already know that we have won. Even if we don't reach the goal, we are still proud that we did more than on the sofa.
So what is the key to motivation? Who has already solved the mystery of the forever lasting motivation? How to repeat the efforts? How to not give up and keep a good rhythm? If only there was a miracle solution, nobody would ask themselves these questions.
However at WAA, we support the theory that if we are driven by something or someone, we will always have more chance of having a good start. After this theory is a simple explication:
motivation is catching.
If you are motivated, you will have more chance of motivating others and that works the other way round.
How to motivate yourself?
Everyone has their own way but we can try to give you a few tips.
If you buy something that makes you want to train, some good equipment, whatever but that will make you want to train!
Why not call your friend right away? You tell him that yes you want to run together straight away, you like it and you start again! (Without realising that you might actually like it).
Invest in a clone that might run instead of you? Why not but «to conquer without danger, one triumphs without Glory» said Corneille and on another hand, good luck in getting a drone
The reward system, one of the most basic principles of the human being. After effort, comfort. But be careful, only reward yourself AFTER and not before. Don't think that you're going to have your birthday presents the day before, well here it works the same way.
Run for a cause! That's cool and it works. Win-win contract!
A form of lying can be good too, we promise that we going for a 10km run but then we have to run back, oh yeah sorry forgot to tell you ha-ha.
You see what we mean?
Who is more motivated than WAA? If some of you are, we'll take them in our team right away!
To sum up the situation, at the start of 2017/2018 (now), WAA is going to motivate you and make sure you never push back things to next day. WAA is now, straight away. With WAA you will live the present. We won't tolerate any silly excuses that have always protected you. Tonight is not your cat's birthday, you haven’t twisted your finger playing ping-pong and you don't need rest after your unicorn contest yesterday. Even if all that was true, is it enough to stop living? No need to think about it: the answer is NO. Do it now.