Headway PArkour Blog
Headway PArkour Blog
Many of us search for motivation day in and day out. We stumble upon the spark of motivation and it gets us going, we continue to feed off of it until it dies out and then we are left with nothing; the motivation has faded and so yet again we search for the spark. If you are like most people you work harder when you are motivated, there is nothing wrong with this until you take a look at the bigger picture; Momentum will be built through your hard work. However, as soon as you lose motivation you will stop working hard, and your momentum will come grinding to a halt. This is why fluctuating motivation is not okay, it will stall your momentum and overall progress towards your dreams or goals. Today I would like to show you why I believe motivation is overrated.
As you just read, motivation is a bit sketchy. Commitment is what really matters in the long run. Motivation will get the ball rolling but commitment is what will guide you through the hard time. Commitment gives you the discipline to train your craft even when it doesn't sound like the most pleasant thing in the world. Commit to success and success will be your’s. Don’t rely too heavily on motivation because it will come and go whereas commitment will always be there. I have learned through experience that feeling motivated doesn’t get anything done. You may be buzzing with ideas but until you put pen to paper and get work done, you won’t go anywhere. Build a routine and work deploy it each and every day.
Pick a direction and move swiftly in it. Things won’t always go the way you planned for them to but be sure that you are always putting forth the effort and moving in the direction or your goals. There is nothing worse than negating the progress you have worked so hard up to accumulate. Willpower is a trait held close to the hearts of those who succeed in this world. Hold that thought, before I continue I would like to share my definition of the word “succeed”. When I use the term “succeed” I am simply talking about achieving your personal goals and dreams. These can be as small as losing a few pounds, or as big as changing the world in some grandiose way. My articles are generally aimed at those wishing to achieve the latter of the two options but my knowledge is still applicable to the smaller goals too. Back to the topic of willpower: Willpower is built through dedication and hard work. Routinely pushing your limits and doing what is good for you will build up your willpower in no time. Just remember that it can fade just as fast as you have built it up so keep working hard and never let up.
If anything else I hope this article has motivated you to go out and get something done. Which is quite ironic due to the fact that this very article is about why inspiration and motivation are not reliable sources of fuel but nonetheless I hope that I have had some sort of positive impact on your life. Best of luck my friends!