Insider Secrets to Overcoming the "I Don't Feel Like It" Cycle Once and for All
"The only thing standing between you and your goal is the story you keep telling yourself as to why you can't achieve it." ~ Jordan Belfort
In life, there are days when motivation seems to slip through our fingers. We wake up, and our mind seems to scream, "I don't feel like it!" "I can't be bothered today" It's a feeling we've all experienced, whether it's related to going to the gym, pursuing our dreams, or simply getting through the day. But have you ever considered that these moments of resistance could hold the key to transformation and success?
The Habit is More Important Than the Intensity
"I don't feel like it!" - That's what my brain was saying many times before I embarked on a fitness journey. Yet, today, I stand proud, having achieved my 100-day target of exercise and over 1500 days of Innercise without missing a single day.
How did I overcome those "I don't feel like it" thoughts and feelings? The answer lies in a powerful teaching from the great John Assaraf: "The habit is more important than the intensity."
These words resonate deeply with me because they capture the core of transformation. It's not about the intensity of your actions; it's about the consistency of your habits. It's about showing up, day after day, and doing the work, especially when you don't feel like it... and I mean especially.
The Daily Routine that Transforms
In my journey of self-improvement and personal growth, I've embraced a daily routine that has become a guiding light. It's a routine that has allowed me to push through those "I don't feel like it" moments and build powerful habits that serve me well. Let me share with you the elements of this routine that have made a profound difference in my life, and so can it in your life to.
Gratitude: Each morning, I start by expressing heartfelt gratitude. I take a moment to focus on the positive aspects of life, flipping the switch from negativity to empowerment. Gratitude has the power to shift our perspective and set a positive tone for the day. What positive aspects of your life can you focus on today to shift your perspective from negativity to empowerment?
Meditation: Amid the chaos of daily life, finding a moment of stillness is invaluable. Meditation allows me to quiet my mind, reduce stress, and connect with my inner self. It's a practice that brings clarity and peace. In the chaos of your daily life, can you find a moment of stillness to quiet your mind and connect with your inner self? How might this practice bring clarity and peace to your day?
Innercise: Innercise, a term coined by John Assaraf, involves priming your brain for greater success. It's about expanding your awareness, building confidence, and believing in yourself. Through innercise, I've unlocked the potential to overcome old limitations and fears. How can you expand your awareness today? What steps can you take to build confidence and belief in yourself, thereby overcoming old limitations and fears?
Reviewing Goals: Setting goals is essential, but reviewing them daily is where the magic happens. When you remind yourself of your dreams and aspirations daily, you send a powerful command to your brain that these goals are your new reality. Have you reminded yourself today of your dreams and aspirations? By doing so, you're sending a powerful message to your brain that these goals are your new reality. What are your goals, and how can you reinforce them daily?
Affirmations: The power of affirmations lies in what you repeatedly tell yourself. I've transitioned from self-limiting affirmations to empowering ones. By affirming my worth, abilities, and potential, I've reshaped my self-image. What empowering affirmations can you create for yourself? How can you reshape your self-image by affirming your worth, abilities, and potential?
Exercise: Exercise is not just about physical health; it's about mental and emotional well-being too. Despite my initial resistance to exercise, I've discovered that even a small daily commitment can lead to increased energy, improved mood, and enhanced focus. Even with a small commitment, how can you incorporate physical activity into your day? Consider the mental and emotional benefits too. What activities bring you joy and could become a part of your daily routine?
Daily Inspired Action: Success is not achieved by mere desire; it requires inspired action. Every day, I take small steps toward my goals, even when I don't feel like it. These actions have a cumulative effect, propelling me closer to my dreams. What small step can you take today toward your goals, even if you don't feel like it? Remember, consistent actions, no matter how small, can lead to significant progress. What inspired action can you commit to right now?
Observing Thoughts and Feelings
Throughout my journey, I've come to a profound realization: I am not my thoughts or feelings. We all experience those moments disempowering thoughts, feelings, and emotions, but it's what we do or don't do next that truly matter. I've trained myself, following the teachings of John Assaraf and others, to observe these thoughts and choose to step into more empowering actions.
When that "I don't feel like it" sensation creeps in, I've learned to take a different approach. Instead of succumbing to resistance, I do just a little bit. I take a small step forward to show myself that I can override my old patterns. And here's the magic – those little steps add up to more significant strides. In the end, I feel a sense of pride and joy on multiple levels:
I've controlled my actions.
I've overridden unpleasant or unproductive thoughts and feelings.
I've gained more confidence and certainty.
I've harnessed more energy and focus.
I simply feel 100% better!
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The Compound Effect of Small Actions
Remember, "The habit is more important than the intensity." If you find yourself in the "I don't feel like it" zone, take a little step anyway. Over time, these small actions create a compound effect. It's like building your "I can do" muscles. Each small step you take daily can make a substantial difference in the long run.
Choose powerful habits, and success can become your steadfast companion. It's not about dramatic changes; it's about consistent habits that lead to transformation. When you cultivate these habits, you gain the power to reshape your life in ways you might have once only dreamed of.
In conclusion, embrace those "I don't feel like it" moments as opportunities for growth. Let them serve as reminders that the habit of showing up and taking small actions daily is more important than waiting for intense bursts of motivation. Over time, these habits will lead you to the success and fulfillment you seek.
So, when you hear that inner voice saying, "I don't feel like it," remember the power of your habits. Choose to take that small step forward, and watch as it compounds into a life of achievement and happiness.
To you're the greatest success!
Choose your habits wisely, and let success be your steadfast companion.
Instead of feeling paralyzed by "I don't feel like it," you will take empowering steps. What this means is your moments of resistance are not roadblocks but opportunities for transformation and success. What that really means is you have the power to break the chains of self-doubt and turn every hesitation into a powerful action.
The key lies in the wisdom of consistent habits over intense bursts of motivation. By embracing a daily routine of gratitude, meditation, innercise, goal review, affirmations, exercise, and inspired action, you pave the way for profound change. Each small step, even in the face of resistance, compounds into significant progress.
Now is your time for transformation. Embrace those "I don't feel like it" moments as chances to flex your "I can do" muscles. Commit to your journey starting now. Remember, it's never too late to become the person you were meant to be.
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