Here we go! 2012! What is your New Year’s resolution? Mine is to get healthy – the right way. I know it sounds vague, but I am already working toward this goal, and have my resources in place.
This blog is not about New Year’s resolutions though. I have been thinking today about positive versus negative motivation. What I mean is, doing something for the right reasons versus the wrong reasons.
I started thinking about the competitions that I have done, how I appeared to be so healthy, so happy, etc. How did I go from that high, to gaining all the weight back (and then some) and feeling miserable? This may sound like hocus pocus, but I believe that my negative transformation stems from negative motivation. I started competing because someone in my past said that I couldn’t do it (there is more to this story…). I wanted to prove them wrong, very very badly! I did prove them wrong. I transformed myself and won an overall title.
The negative motivation in this case: Me wanting to throw my achievement in someone else’s face.
This is completely out of character for me, but this truly was my motivation. I believe that my negative motivation has led to my current negative result.
I have decided to turn this around. I am turning it all around! I am going to get healthy the right way – for my family and me. I have no other motivation than that. This is a completely positive experience that I am sure will lead to a positive result! Positive thinking is powerful and I am going to prove it!
What is your motivation? What pushes you toward your goals? Get rid of the negative and embrace the positive, your achievements will be that much sweeter!