Motivate, Inspire and Be Your Best
Motivation and inspiration are two of the most basic principles of fitness success. In order to be your best, you have to get motivated and inspired.
Today I’m going to ask you to think about motivation and inspiration in a totally new way. Rather than focusing on your own motivation, I’m going to suggest some tips for motivating and inspiring others around you.
As a fitness coach, I know these benefits firsthand. Helping others achieve their goals can be incredibly inspirational and motivating to your own fitness success. It’s all about creating an atmosphere of motivation, and surrounding yourself by like-minded individuals. If you really want to be your best, give the idea some thought.
What is Motivation All About?
First off, I recommend reading my articles on Weight Loss Motivation and Workout Motivation. There you’ll find a ton of motivation tips that you can apply in your own life and recommend to those around you.
What’s Different about Inspiration?
Inspiration is a little different than motivation. Inspiration has more to do with your internal thoughts and feelings, rather than your behavior. But it also has a lot to do with the kinds of goals you set. More often than not, it’s other success stories that inspire you to be our best.
Seeing someone else achieve their goals can raise our own goals to the next level, and give us something else to work towards. In turn, being inspired can be incredibly motivating.
How to Motivate and Inspire
Once you have an idea of what this motivation and inspiration stuff is all about, one of the best things you can do is motivate and inspire those around you.
One of the easiest ways to do this is to find a good workout buddy. Being in it together offers you both a constant source of motivation and inspiration. You can feed off of one another’s success stories and achievements, and this alone can help you reach your goals faster.
You can also focus on motivating and inspiring someone else in your life. Rather than using a buddy system, try helping a friend change his or her life for the better. Encourage them to get a gym membership, offer to be their fitness coach and keep them on track, or just be there to listen. The reason this works so well to help your own goals is simple: When you commit to someone else like this, you’re responsible to them, and so you’re less likely to fail.
If you feel like life is just too hectic, you can also just motivate and inspire in a general way. Be more positive, talk about your success stories, or even share some motivational images and quotes on Facebook or Twitter. Even in these ways you’re helping to create an atmosphere and attitude that supports a higher level of success. Failure will be a lesser option as a result.
Check out this list of Motivational Workout Quotes to Remember for some ideas.
Be the Best Version of Yourself
Being a source of motivation and inspiration to others is one of the best ways to be your own personal best. If you want to be your best, you have to put your best foot forward.
Start thinking about success as something less self-focused than you’ve seen it in the past. Instead, think about the impact your success can have on others. This can be helpful at any stage in the game – if you’re just starting out, or if you’re looking for new ways to take things to the next level.
So get out there and motivate, inspire, and be your best!
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