Daily Dose of Coach #294: Motivation and Quitting

Yesterday was one of those days. I had a lot of things going on that took me out of my routine.

My routine, I'm sure much like yours, are habits I've built over time that help me accomplish what I want to do. But when life happens, those things can get thrown off.

And worse than that are bad days. Days that make you question priorities, days when you fail, or just days when the cards don't fall your way.

No matter how motivated of a person you are these things will knock you off your course.

That's why I always say; motivation isn't real. Motivation is a temporary state of mind. One that can be interrupted quickly when things go haphazard.

Instead of motivation, focus on action. You have to suck it up and get things done no matter what. If it's important, it should get done, and nothing should be able to dissuade you from doing so.

If a bad day throws off your month or week, it was never that important. Or even better yet, you're just being soft.

Don't let a bad or inconvenient day throw you from your course. Focus on all the good things and what you can control. Learn for the bad, failures, inconveniences, or stressful situations that come your way.

Paul J Meyer said, "Ninety percent of those who fail are not actually defeated. They simply quit." Keep moving forward. Don't count on motivation, take action and do what you have to do.