I’m always on the hunt for videos, speeches, presentations, training, etc… that can inspire me or give me some new insights to improve in *some* way.
The other day I came across a great “Tedx” talk by a lady named Mel Robbins who has a very unique spin on self motivation.
There was one particular insight that really stuck with me because I’ve experienced it a LOT in my life.
In a nutshell it goes like this…
People never “feel like” doing the things they need to do to make a positive change. For example, you are likely never going to “feel like” going on a diet to lose weight. There is never going to be a “right” time. SO.. the real answer is you have to FORCE yourself!
Then she gives the analogy of forcing yourself out of bed an hour early. This is not comfortable physically. It feels brutal but it also goes away after a minute or so once you are up and at it. The same FORCE you use to push yourself through that pain/discomfort of being tired is the same kind of force you often must use when driving towards the big goals in your life!
As someone who has been forcing myself out of bed at 4am for a year and now 3am for the past 6 months, I know INTIMATELY what she means. But the act of doing this has created a certain strength in me that I have never been able to put into words.
Her talk really made it crystallize for me. Here is the talk (as a side note, check out the youtube page to see all of the negative comments about her speech. Always makes for an interesting read to hear people speak their mind behind the anonymity of a youtube user account)