What Keeps Me Motivated

My alarm went off at 4:55am this morning, and I jumped out of my cozy bed to head straight to the gym in 37-degree weather for an hour-long work out. While I was at the gym, I received a DM on Instagram that really left me intrigued. They were such simple questions, but with so much depth: What motivates you and how do you stay motivated?

I love that I was asked this because it really opened my eyes and allowed me to realize that it takes a lot of motivation to just get up and do it, no matter what it is. It is not easy to push ourselves to go to the gym, eat healthy, read, and the list goes on. Most of the things we do in life are not so easily done, we must make time and push ourselves to do them, and keep ourselves motivated so that we are consistent. That is the only way we will really be able to accomplish our goals. I think motivation is the key between what we want to do, and what we actually do. But how do we keep ourselves motivated?

Personally, I have found that I keep myself motivated by always having the end goal in mind. If my end goal is to be fit and maintain a healthy lifestyle, I know I am not going to accomplish it by staying in bed. The only way to reach my end goal is to work for it, despite the circumstances. We can always come up with a million excuses to not take action, but we must be willing to do what needs to be done, even if we don’t feel like doing it.

Another key element to motivation for me is who I look up to. I really analyze and study these people, their journeys and most importantly their qualities and characteristics. They all have the same common denominators: they had to work very hard, sacrificed a lot, and never lost the determination and motivation to make their dreams come true. I truly admire Diddy, Jennifer Lopez, Oprah Winfrey, and Scooter Braun for everything they have accomplished. I have learned so much from all their podcasts and interviews. As cheesy as this sounds, whenever I make an excuse to not do something, I ask myself: would JLO really not wake up early to work out? Would Diddy go to sleep right now because he is tired and not finish the work that needs to get done? I always tell myself that these people didn’t make excuses for themselves, they made things happen despite the adversity, and if I ever want to accomplish anything close to what they have, I too need to make things happen despite the circumstances.

Lastly, who you surround yourself with is so important to staying motivated and accomplishing your goals. You do not have to be around drama, jealousy, hate, bad habits, etc.  Surround yourself with the ones who reflect who you want to be. Your inner circle should push you to do and be better. Remember that you cannot change everyone around you, but you can change the environment you choose to be around.

Making your dreams come true and accomplishing your goals is entirely up to you. The question is, are you motivated enough to make them happen?


Mi alarma sonó a las 4:55am este mañana, y rápidamente salí de mi cama que estaba tan cómoda, y me fui directo al gym con un clima de 37℉ para hacer una hora de ejercicio. Cuando estaba en el gym recibí un mensaje directo que me dejo bastante intrigada. Fueron unas preguntas tan sencillas, pero con profundidad: ¿Que te motiva y como te mantienes motivada?

Me encanta que me hayan preguntado eso porque en realidad me abrió los ojos eh hizo que me diera cuenta que toma muchísima motivación el hacer las cosas, no importa lo que sean. No es fácil esforzarte a ir al gym, comer saludable, leer, y la lista sigue. La mayoría de las cosas que hacemos en la vida no se hacen fácilmente, pero nosotros mismos tenemos que esforzarnos y mantenernos motivados para ser consistente. Esa es la única manera que podremos cumplir nuestras metas. Pienso que la motivación es la clave entre lo que queremos hacer y lo que realmente hacemos. ¿Pero como es que nos mantenemos motivados?

Personalmente, eh notado que yo me mantengo motivada con siempre tener en mente la meta final que quiero obtener. Si mi objetivo final es verme y sentirme sana, yo sé que no lo lograré quedándome en cama dormida. La única manera de obtener mi objetivo final es trabajando hacia él, a pesar de las circunstancias. Siempre podremos encontrar un millón de escusas para no tomar acción, pero tenemos que estar dispuestos a hacer lo necesario, aunque no lo queramos hacer.

Otra parte clave para la motivación es a quienes admiramos y quienes nos inspiran. A mí me encanta analizar y estudiar a estas personas, sus jornadas, y los más importante sus cualidades y características. Todos tienen las mismas cosas en común: tuvieron que trabajar muy duro, sacrificar muchísimo, y jamás perdieron la determinación y motivación para hacer sus sueños realidad. A las personas que más admiro son Diddy, Jennifer López, Oprah Winfrey y Scooter Braun por todo lo que han logrado. He aprendido tanto de sus podcasts y entrevistas. Por más cursi que esto suene, cuando pongo una excusa para no hacer lo que se que es necesario hacer me pregunto: ¿JLO se quedaría dorimida en ves de hacer ejercicio? Diddy se dormiría ahorita solo porque está cansado y dejara el trabajo sin terminar? Siempre me digo que estas personas no pusieron excusas, ellos hicieron las cosas a pesar de la adversidad, y si algún día quiero lograr lo que ellos han logrado, yo también tengo que hacer las cosas a pesar de las circunstancias.

Por último, la gente con la que te rodeas es muy importante para mantenerte motivado y lograr tus metas. No tienes que rodearte de drama, celos, envidias, malos hábitos, etc. Rodéate de esas personas que reflejen quien quieres ser. Tu círculo de amistades debe impulsarte a ser una mejor versión de ti mismo. Recuerda que no puedes cambiar a todos los que están a tu alrededor, pero si puedes cambiar el ambiente que está a tu alrededor.

Hacer tus sueños realidad y lograr tus metas está totalmente en tus manos. La pregunta es, estas lo suficientemente motivado para hacerlo?

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