The #1 Secret to Improving your Drive Every Day
“Weak is he who permits his thoughts to control his actions; strong is he who forces his actions to control his thoughts. ” – Og Mandino
What exactly does this mean?
For me, it simply means that when our thoughts are negative it can prevent us from taking action.
I once heard that the mind attracts negative thoughts like Velcro and positive thoughts like Teflon.
Even the most successful people have negative thoughts filled with anxiety, worry, and self-doubt.
When we are stuck in our heads, we aren’t taking action.
The strong recognize these moments and are self-aware to know that the best way to FEEL BETTER IMMEDIATELY is by taking action.
So what’s the #1 secret to improving your drive every single day?
GET INTO MOTION and TAKE ACTION!!!
MOTION creates EMOTION.
Tony Robbins says “Create the State.”
The strong TAKE ACTION when they are in their heads which changes their thoughts from negative to positive, because they feel GREAT about the actions they took.
If you don’t feel motivated and are stuck in your head, TAKE ACTION and you will feel better.
Here are a few tips to help:
1. As a foundation, always have clear goals that you are working towards. Reset your goals regularly to ensure they are current and aligned with where you are TODAY in your life. This will inform the ACTIONS which you need to take and help improve your DRIVE because you know what you’re working towards.
2. Exercise consistently. Whether it’s running, biking, yoga, or weights, exercise is a GREAT way to immediately fill your brain with dopamine and feel better in your mind, body, and soul. Having a set routine and schedule for your exercise helps greatly.
3. If you are struggling during the day, take a quick break. Stretch, take a walk, stand up, do some push ups or crunches, and get moving if only for a few minutes. As I’m writing this I’m doing push ups in between paragraphs.
4. Get consistent, quality sleep. This will help with your focus, clarity, and drive. Everything is harder when you are tired and foggy.
5. Connect regularly with friends and family and do FUN things with them. Variety is the spice of life and we can burnout quickly unless we incorporate adventure, fun, and connection every day into our lives. For this reason I have lunch with my wife every day, have date nights regularly, and mix up what we do on the weekends.