Inspiration precedes every action. Why? Because inspiration is the blood supply of motivation, learning, and follow through. It’s the heartbeat of will-power. Without will-power, there is no self-control. Self-control is a precursor to success.
How many uninspired projects have you undertaken? Your determination might have seen you through to the end. Or perhaps it fizzled, unfinished. With a lack of inspiration, your motivation waned, and the effort soon became drudgery.
We have one precious chance to impact our life’s outcome. If our actions are congruent with our desired results, then it’s easy to understand why finding inspiration is such a necessary component. It improves how we arrive at an outcome we targeted. You will hear me say, “Train for a reason.” Actions taken towards goals are not decisions. They are dates for your future.
How many people must we meet, interview, and build relationships with before we find someone who asks the magic question, “Can you teach me how to do that?” Life would be so easy if adults automatically got inspired just by intrinsic enthusiasm.
A coach can inspire athletes to act for their good. A good coach can also teach the executive athlete how to use their prowess to accomplish the enormous goals in their life. The motivation to act on a good premise comes from inspiration.
Watching the Olympics, I never fail to ask, “How did she/he do that?” Every event requires a unique skill set. There must be some tipping point when you cease to accept the status quo for yourself, and your physical preparedness. I became a coach when I realized that I could answer the question, “How do I get strong?” My inspiration comes from meeting successful, skilled people, and taking account of where I fit into this potentially powerful group. When I feel weak, I find inspiration from, “I train because I want to be strong,” Once you identify and commit to your goals, the second step is assured. There can be no considerations to keep you from achieving.
In the training culture, the kid inside you plays, and the adult safely does the work. We work in a different context that puts training on our calendar. Physical accomplishments become congruent with life’s goals. We operate outside of the reason to train. We train because we are focused on the outcomes.
“Taking action to participate requires three motivators: autonomy, competence, and relatedness. It’s my idea. I’m confident I can do it. I belong here, and I’m worthy.”
Richard Ryan and Edward Deci
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