How to Motivate Yourself Without Fail

sunsetI love working out.  Breaking a sweat makes me feel amazing and strong.  I feel good, look good, sleep deeply, and keep stress at bay.  If there was a magic pill for health, it would be wholesome food and regular exercise, and fitness in my life is as automatic as taking a daily dose.  I help other people figure out how to make it a successful habit in their lives, so they can thrive in our rapidly advancing world and feel full of vitality, too.  It’s a thrill to partner with someone and help take the burden of modern healthy living from them.

That said, success takes two.  There’s a key difference between who I will work with, and who I won’t work with.  But first, I want to ask you this:

Which comes first, action or motivation?

Most people say it’s motivation.  First get motivated, then act.

TRAINER NEWSFLASH: You’ll be waiting a while, because ACTION is what motivates.

And now is the time to act.  If not now, it won’t happen.  It hasn’t happened.  If not now, then when?

The absolute best way to motivate yourself is to do something.  Go for a walk.  Join a gym.  Take a deep breath and step on the doctor’s scale.  Hire a trainer.  Set a goal and get as many people as possible to cheer you on.  Invest in yourself and you will not let yourself down.

I’ve heard it over and over again: “I’m just not motivated.  It’s too much effort, too much time, too much hassle, too much work.  I don’t know what to do.”  On and on.  Sound familiar?  When you tell yourself these things, you ensure that you’ll never be motivated because you’re talking yourself out of action.  Find your why and you WILL take action.

You’re tired of thinking about it, and you’re tired of talking about it.  Let’s do it!  It’s my joy and privilege to work with those who take action to improve their health and well-being.  You can reach out with questions by emailing me at

The sun is down on 2014, and it’s a new year with new energy!  Cheers to your vitality in 2015 and beyond.

[Photo: Sunset en route to the Golden Isles, Georgia]