A Few Thoughts Before Bedtime
This weekend, I watched an old movie, 'Rocky 4.' One thing I have to say is that it's the ultimate workout motivation movie. I mean, after watching it, you want to go bench press the Empire State Building. Or at least, that's how it makes me feel.
I think that the reason it's so motivating is that it stimulates a dormant desire; one to have strength, to accomplish something. That desire has been there all along, but having a strong, external stimuli brings that desire to life.
Napoleon Hill believed that desire is the secret to success. Desire is what motivates us to excel, to overcome obstacles, to do whatever we have to in order to get to the next level. But maybe some people need external stimuli to fuel desire.
Of course, I'm talking about so much more than fitness. I'm talking about life. We want to accomplish goals, we want to live good lives, but we need to keep our desire for that burning hot so that we don't grow complacent.
You wouldn't think it so easy to fall into complacency, but it is. Maybe knowing what motivates us and constantly revisiting those things will give us that driving force we need. Just a thought.