Ask 100 different people, and you’re likely to get 100 different answers. Ask 6 1Forcers, and you’re likely to find some commonalities in the responses. We kicked off Friday night’s ZOOM call with a discussion on what keeps us going during the tough times, the great days and all the moments in between.
The discussion was MOTIVATING. Any of these factors sound familiar to you? Have something different to share? Please do. You never know who you might MOVE to MOVEMENT, to intense action or to greater satisfaction.
“Progress makes me go even harder. It’s sometimes hard for me to get going in the beginning, but when I notice the small progress, I intensify my effort and focus. I don’t always live in the small progress, so this has hurt me in the past. The still of the quarantine has helped me focus. All of my usual distractions are gone, and I have more time to care for myself. I’m looking forward to it being over, but I am going to make the most of this time to make gains.”
WHEN PEOPLE DOUBT ME
“Tell me I can’t do something. Then I’m not going to stop until I do it.”
SETTING SMALL GOALS
“Reaching achievable milestones keeps me motivated. Before I started CrossFit, I would tend to shut down if I couldn’t make a goal. I learned my mental game was not as strong as I wanted it to be. But setting small goals—even if it’s just keeping up with someone next to me or putting out good vibes—keeps me on task and in the game. When my teammates believe in me, I can achieve the goals even faster. That’s the best part!”
“My main motivator is my mental health. I’m a better person when I stay moving. The daily grind of the quarantine can be hard, and sometimes I get mad. The one thing I can always count on is feeling better after a workout. That’s why I don’t skip days. I force myself to rest on Sunday, and I”m ready to get back it the very next day.”
BEING IN THE BEST SHAPE OF MY LIFE
“Being stronger at 40 than I was at 20 is pretty surreal. I keep moving forward because I do not want to backslide or lose the progress that I have made. I want to be as healthy as I can be, and in the best position to defend myself against the unknown. It’s all about being ready for the next challenge—in life or in the box.”
“These people keep me going. I want to be better for them, and I want to help them be better. If I’m having a bad day, I know it will instantly improve when I walk in the box. I can’t wait to be back with the crew—and until then—connecting virtually is a huge help.”
Same friends, same. Thank you for sharing!