Quote of the week

Posted: Apr 10, 2013 in Motivation, Quotes, Success
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“Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it”.

That quote may have went over your head as it did mine the first time I read it so let me explain.

When I get people to start leading better lifestyles by eating healthier, exercising and changing their perception on day to day situations, it’s not because I have some amazing gift or special ability, it’s because deep down they wanted to make that change.

You see, a lot of times in life there are places we want to go, things we want to achieve and passions we want to fufill, but due to the fear of failure or simply just procrastinating, we never get round to it – Not until we are inspired or “Motivated” that is.

I reckon that it is a misconception that being a procrastinator makes one lazy. I feel it’s more a case of managing your time well and getting your priorities straight in the right order.

With so much going on in our lives and so much to fit in the day, I can see why people just give up on certain activities or use excuses to justify their situation. I’ll give you an example, sometimes a month can go pass and I won’t see someone in the gym for sometime and when I ask them where they’ve been it’s not unusual for them to reply something along the lines of “Argh man, I’ve just been so busy slaving away at work and when I’m finished after a long day I’m just to tired to train” C’mon man…REALLY?

I mean fair enough if that is the case and you have some extreme job OR your a single mum with 10 kids, but a lot of the time it’s just an excuse because you simply can’t be bothered, and by coming up with these stories (the lame excuses) it allows you to justify it in your head some how. NO!

I don’t mean to sound harsh you know I love you guys, but sometimes a dose of tough love is needed with a helping of our good friend MR reality check 🙂 And I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t once apart of the story tellers club but as we grow we learn and start to view things differently.

Without getting to side tracked, the point I’m trying to make is I don’t feel anyone can “MAKE” you do anything, we have to want it first. Strip away the money, cars, clothes and wealth and you will see we are all the same, no one is better than anyone.

“So as humans all we can do is motivate and be motivated – Inspire and be inspired”.

Enjoy the rest of the week and much love to you all.


David Richards


Quotes by: Dwight D.Eisenhower/David Richards

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