For an person to be successful in the goal to be fit and healthy, he or she has to at some point has to master motivation. To become healthy and fit we have to eat correctly, train intensely and regularly and most of all, change our way of life and make fitness a life style. Premier Martial Arts and Karate training can provide this life style. But first a person has to master motivation.
Ah, that ever easy word to say, but increasingly difficult to stay, MOTIVATED. By definition is means providing a reason to act. If you do not understand what I am talking about, motivation is what you need when you have to wake up and train in the early morning hours. It is what is needed when you have to push yourself top train on days you may not be your best, to take your that fifth high energy Premier Martial Arts and Karate class of the week, or to spend time cross training! Now you know what I am talking about, Motivation, that inner force that separates the successful people from the unsuccessful. I was watching a movie with a friend a few weekends ago and in the movie was a poster in this martial arts gym that said “winners are simply willing to do what losers won’t!” That inner willingness that makes us do what losers won’t is motivation.
But, getting motivated is easier said than done, staying motivated is even harder. After the movie that I saw I started thinking about the importance and keys to motivated people though the martial arts no matter if the training is Karate, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, or Krav Maga. We all need motivation in our lives sometime in certain situation. For someone to become motivated, they have to experience three important elements, confidence, effort, and results. But which one is first, where does motivation start. At first glance it would appear that either of the three would spark someone’s motivation. Someone that is confident would be the type of person to give the effort needed to get results. But developing confidence is a process all its own. If a person gave the right amount of effort, the person would see some type of results and possibly gain confidence from the experience. But getting people to give effort requires motivating them in the first place.
The fastest and easiest way to motivate someone in martial arts training starts with results. When someone experiences results they gain confidence in themselves and become motivated to give even more effort, which yields even greater results, developing more confidence, enabling a person to give more effort and getting even better results. This spiral of motivation continues to grow and allows a person to achieve anything they can conceive.
Going to the dojo or martial arts studio does not motivate you to workout, the results you see from how it makes you look and feel motivates you to go back day after day. A person experiences more motivation when they see results. As a martial artist don’t rush for results. Take your time, enjoy your training, and notice small gains and victories you are making. Compliment yourself on the results you are getting even if it is the smallest of gains, remember in martial arts you are only competing with yourself. Then your confidence will begin to grow, and you give even greater effort. For instance when animal trainers are training an animal to perform some amazing feat, they do not start with building confidence in the animal, they do not start working the animal hard to learn the trick. They start slow by rewarding the animal with a treat for even the smallest result, and thus building motivation for learning. So remember, anytime you want to motivate yourself or anyone to perform at a higher level, start by showing them their simple results first, and then watch them start to get even greater results later. Finally it is process that allows someone life changing results and creating a better life style for themselves though the martial arts.
If you want to create permanent healthy changes in your lifestyle go to your nearest Premier Martial ArtsStudio to begin your new journey.