Motivation? That’s for suckers.
Motivation is something that comes and goes. You have towaiton motivation, as though it’s some sort of Princess that only indulges you whenever it feels like getting out of bed.
Drive, on the other hand, is realness. When you’re driven to succeed, you don’t need to be motivated. You’re on your purpose, you’re disciplined and you’re owning this sh*t.
Drive, then, is what you need to be aiming for in fitness. In this article, Beast Gear explains what this really means.
When we talk of drive in fitness, we’re talking about having a purpose; of having high-value goals that drive you relentlessly forward.
When you think of giving up, you think back to your goals and they push you inexorably onwards.
Drive is what gets us to make the sacrifices that are necessary to ace our fitness goals. It makes us disciplined, resourceful, ingenious and, ultimately, victorious. Even when it looks like there is no way to succeed, drive is what makes us find the way.
As said, motivation is a mistress that will betray you. She will come, she will go.
Drive, on the other hand, stays. It’s in it for the long-term.
When you’re driven in fitness, you’ll get in better shape and better health. This is a given.
If you dedicate yourself to fitness, and if health and fitness is your number one value above all else, you will quit the bad habits - the smoking, the drinking, the lazying around like a couch potato.
In short, you will be the person you want to be. You will look good and feel good.
Not just that, but drive will give you better clarity of mind. Staying fit and healthy will become yourduty and you’ll pursue it with the discipline of a Marine. This sense of purpose and duty will give you a clearer clarity of mind as you’ll learn what really matters to you - staying healthy, for your sake and the sake of your family.
After all, you owe it to everyone who means something to you to stay fit. They’re counting on you to stick around and be the best version of yourself you can be.
Here are some tips to stay driven in fitness:
Are you ready to get fitter? It’s all on you now. But just remember your ‘why’, and make sure to remind yourself of it each day. It’s a little trick that will help you stay disciplined.