Listing to Tony Robbin’s yesterday at the gym, he is a great motivational speaker who inspired others, but to be honest, I never liked his book. I did, however, like to listen to his YouTube videos,”Attitude is Everything“. In this video, he spoke a lot about rituals…
This reminded me of building habits. I think a lot of people rely on motivation, but “motivation never lasts” as Tony would say. I truly believe this… it’s easier to fall into a routine whether it’s good or bad. You might have a goal that you are working on, maybe it’s to lose weight or to gain muscle or pass an exam. The first day you might hate it because life can be full of unexpected hurdles and speedbumps, but if you keep going, after one month, it starts to become a habit or the norm, and it’s easier to do what’s the norm than it is to find motivation.
You tend to be the average of the 5 closest people you hang around so it might be a good idea to surround yourself with people who have similar goals. While they are trying to accomplish their goals, they might unintentionally inspire you to work on or harder at your goals after seeing the success they achieved.