How to Stay Motivated & Kick Ass When it Counts: A Little Bit of Something is Better Than Nothing

How to Stay Motivated & Kick Ass When it Counts:

“A Little Bit of Something is Better Than Nothing”

 

“A little bit of something is better than nothing.”

 

Anytime you feel unmotivated, lazy, or just not in the mood to do whatever is you have to do, whether it be work out, get some work done, or work on a new project, remind yourself this. 

 

“A little bit of something is better than nothing.”

 

Many times, when we are set on doing something, we feel if we can’t do it all the way, we choose to do nothing at all. 

 

For example, let’s say you decide you’re going to run 3 miles 3 times a week. It’s the end of the week, and you just don’t have the energy or maybe the time to get out there and run 3 miles. 

 

What do most people do?

 

Skip the run completely…even though going out and running a half mile is still more than not running at all. 

 

Or maybe we’re working on a new business venture and decide we’re going to start working on it tomorrow. Tomorrow comes, and we realize we’re tired, or don’t have the energy, or we found some thing that has to be done around the house. As a result, we don’t do it at all. The thing is, even if we decided to work on it for just 5 minutes, that would still be better than not doing any work at all. 

 

This use to plague myself, with fitness and when working on a new project. I would tell myself I would type up a new blog post, and when the time came, either from time restraints or just a lack of motivation in that moment, I would put it off until the next day. I would make excuses up to myself as to why I couldn’t do it, and unfortunately would believe them.

 

I soon realized this makes no sense, wasn’t helping me get to where I wanted to be, and decided to adjust my approach. 

 

What I started doing was typing at least a few paragraphs, and if I still didn’t have the brain power, THEN decide to do the rest the next day. This way, I could at least see if it was just “small brain” talk saying I was too exhausted or tired, of if I actually was. More times than not, it was the former, and I ended up completely finishing a post. As a result, I’ve now grown into the habit of finishing nearly every thing once I start, whether it be a blog post, presentation for a business, or a workout routine. 

 

Another example I’m sure many people can relate to is with our workouts. There was a time if I felt a little tired on a day I was suppose to run, I would give in to being tired. I eventually said F this, and on days I planned to work out but felt tired, I would still force myself to get out there and at least do SOMETHING, even if it was just a quick jog or work out. 

 

Why?

 

A little bit of something is better than nothing. 

 

More times than not, I would end up doing the full work out once I got started anyway, and every time would overcome that “small talk” inside my head saying I was too tired or I couldn’t do it.

 

With our finances, many people feel if we can’t save a significant amount of money, why save at all? The fact is, saving a little bit of money is better than nothing. 

 

Want to start a new project but feel it’s hard to get started?

 

Just do one or 2 small things every day until you gain momentum.

 

A little bit of something is better than nothing.

 

Want to lose weight but can’t get yourself out there to run what you feel is a “significant workout”. Start small with just a few minutes of jogging. A little bit of something is better than nothing. 

 

 

When it comes to our goals, plans with life or whatever it is we want to accomplish, don’t feel it always has to be black or white. (You do something all the way or not at all.)

 

You want to be sticking to what you plan to do more times than not, but on the days when it’s a little more tough to get started on something, for whatever reason, remind yourself:

 

A little bit of something is better than nothing.

 

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