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Staying Motivated Is Hard Work

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Staying Motivated Is Hard Work

Isn’t it fascinating that no matter how much you enjoy something, there are times when the interest level seems to wane. It’s just human nature not to be able to sustain hyper enthusiasm for the long haul. It ebbs and flows. No matter what your sport of choice, you have likely noticed that at times you can’t seem to find all the time you’d like to devote to your activity. Then comes the “other times” when you can’t find the energy or the desire to make it happen.
This phenomenon is frustrating to be sure, but it’s one that is experienced by just about everyone who has ever become in a sporting activity. Most boxers will tell you that they are passionate about their sport but if they are completely honest they will also admit that on certain days it is all that can do to lace up the old boxing gloves and begin sparring with an opponent or inflicting punishment on the punching dummy. Basketball players, football players, cycling enthusiasts and participants in every other sport suffer the same dilemma from time to time. The trick is to not get de-railed when that loss of enthusiasm hits but to muster the strength (mental and physical) to stick to the routine. One of the blessings of routine workouts (or consistent involvement in sporting activities) is that the more you do it, the easier it becomes. It becomes a lot harder to lace up the gym shoes for the morning jog when you have let some time go by since your last run.
Just know that when the “down times” come that if you stay with it and work through the doldrums, the passion will return along with your energy level and feelings of satisfaction.`