Fighting motivation

January 16th, 2013

I was talking to a friend the other day about motivation and how it can be hard to keep motivated to do the things we know we should do.

As we talked we touched on things like Bible reading, prayer and exercise and eating right. We agreed that it is not always easy to keep motivated and keep moving forward.

One thing that I have always found with motivation is some people get all super motivated and then respond with a flourish of activity and effort.

If it is exercise they suddenly commit to an hour a day and hit the pavement. Likewise if it is Bible reading they read the Bible for hours at a time. Before long the motivation wanes and they stop all together.

In these times I think it is important to fight the motivation and the desire to go all out. I think a measured approach is the key to long term success.

Instead of committing to running or walking 60 minutes a day when you are all motivated, perhaps setting a goal of a ten minute walk/run a few times a week is better. Then slowly build it up as you go.

I have found that whenever we take on something new or begin a new habit, small consistent steps are the key to long term success.

Fight the motivation and the urge to go all out can make a difference to the long term changes we want to make.

God Bless,