The science of motivation is the science of success. Your desire to exercise and eat healthy is far more important than what movements you perform or how much protein you eat.
Here’s what we know about motivation:
Success has to happen before you’ll become motivated.
Success has to KEEP happening.
We don’t always recognize success when it happens. We’re pretty hard on ourselves.
Good gyms provide access.
Great gyms provide success.
That means we prioritize our benchmark or max out sessions over our daily scoreboard, we track our progress in Triib, and we need to take five minutes every week to reflect on the GOOD in our lives.
The practice of thankfulness doesn’t come naturally to anyone. That’s why we call it a practice: it’s hard, we don’t feel like doing it–and then we feel better once we have.
“Bright Spots Friday” is our practice of thankfulness. Every week in the Verve Private Member’s Facebook group, we’ll post our “Bright Spots”: things that went right, things we’re celebrating, and little ‘wins’ from the week. Bright spots aren’t always directly workout-related (“I finally finished that book I’ve been wanting to read for the past year”) but practicing gratitude and thankfulness IS an exercise.
The first time, you’ll be reluctant to post your Bright Spots. “I don’t really know these people THAT well…they don’t want to hear about my life.” Or “I don’t want to share all my personal stuff…”
So I’ll go first. And I encourage you to follow with one TINY little Bright Spot. Make it workout-related to start, if that’s easier. What did you do RIGHT, or do BEST, or do for the FIRST time this week? Share in the Verve Private Members Facebook Group.
We’re all family here. It’s a safe place. Look within, and start your weekend happy!
FEBRUARY 5, 2021