Being fit increases my quality of life as an amputee. Yet like many people, I have struggled with being sufficiently motivated to go and work out. Motivation is in some people’s DNA, but for others it’s something that’s easy to lose and often hard to gain. It isn’t helped by the fact that we live in a time when the days seem to go by so fast. It’s sometimes hard even to get our work done, let alone spend time on our fitness.
The desire to win and finish my career on a positive note is what motivates me now. Sometimes we really need to dig deep to find our personal motivation. While this can be tough, it can also be very rewarding. Many people who don’t feel they can accomplish something find themselves on top of the world when they do.
Maybe your motivation comes from having children and wanting to set an example. Maybe it comes from being an amputee, having to overcome the odds and wanting to prove that nothing is impossible. I personally feel that the greatest motivation comes from the heart. It comes from that part of your heart that wants you to live up to your potential, the person you know you can be.
Being motivated is only half the battle; the rest is about being a motivator. I gain so much motivation from hearing that my life has motivated someone else. That kind of motivation helps me strive to accomplish the things I feel are important while helping to make those around me into better people.
What motivates you?
Who motivates you?