The Myth of Motivation Part One

It’s safe to say that a good portion of us today do not realize how tired we are or how it’s affecting our ability to function and perform at the level we want to be. We want to look and feel better too, like the much younger person we remember ourselves to be, but we just don’t have enough energy.

Not only do most of us not know how much energy we actually have access to, or how to access it proactively; but on the shadow-side, we don’t realize how many mental and physical conditions are caused by or affected by low energy reserves, due to all the bad habits that the fatigue gives rise to.

I’m not just talking about the energy we create from food, but the energy we need to do even that, which we’ll never have enough of if we are over stressed, without the needed space and time to power up each day.

In this post, I’m going to delve into The Myth of Motivationwhy psychology can’t cover up, or overcome fatigue for long and what to do about it so you have the natural energy and motivation you need to succeed.

Think about every time you run into your bad habits.
Sure, you may not know better, need to learn and build a new and improved lifestyle habit; this is normal and natural. We are in the business of helping people establish new lifestyle routines that deliver the results they want here at Performance Lifestyle Inc. We do this so that driven, goal and success-oriented people can maintain higher levels of balance, health, and personal performance and avoid being distracted or held back by the hidden lifestyle challenges.

“Lifestyle challenges” are those conditions that build such as overwhelm, exhaustion and poor eating habits that cause the common diseases of lifestyle; in particular, constant fatigue; a condition that is typical amongst achievers.

But there is something you need to address before you can be consistently successful at building new habits and that is your energy level. Your energy levels are more responsible for why you engage in bad habits than you realize. See why smart people make dumb decisions.

At the root level, bad habits, beyond the fact that the modern market seems to specialize in creating them, are engaged in mostly because you’re tired and in need of a stimulating pleasure hit. It’s not simply because you didn’t have the original motive to take a better action.

One only needs to look at the proverbial treadmill that’s gathering dust while you eat cereal in front of the TV to acknowledge that. It’s not because you weren’t interested in getting in shape. You are. You’re just not motivated because you are tired or fatigued.

What is that “something” that keeps a person motivated?

To answer that question, we need to understand the anatomy of the word motivation. Keep it in mind here forward. “Motive” —is the reason why we are doing something. “Ation”— is the suffix added to the word “motive” and it means the action or process of doing something and doing something, anything for a sustained period requires energy.

You may have your reason why you want to do something, but if your reason is not compelling enough or you don’t have enough energy, acting on your motive will be doubtful. And therefore, you’ll have less motivation. Your energy level also affects every other human function necessary to take action and can accentuate fear, resistance and the like if it’s too low.

You see motivation is more than psychology alone, it’s the interaction of thought and energy that creates motivation. Yet, nine times out of ten, experts will default to psychology and emotional work to deal with what’s being caused by low-grade fatigue promoting dysfunction. I see this all the time.

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Why Smart People Make Dumb Decisions

Decision-making is a vital, inescapable part of our lives. We make hundreds of personal and professional decisions on any given day, but how do some people make better choices than others?

Why do some leaders just seem to have it all together, while others make one bad decision after another?

Right decisions breed success, energize staff, and build leading companies. Bad decisions promote mistakes and failure. The worse you make them, the less likely that you will build a great organization.

Many factors play into individuals’ decisions, such as:

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