Things That Motivate Me

29 May

You’d think that being healthier, a longer life expectancy, a better quality of life, and more clothes choices(cheaper, too! )would be enough to get you going. And keep you going. Those wonderful things should be enough to sustain your motivation and determination on this journey. Surprisingly I’ve found that’s not always the case.

In fact, I’m not motivated as much by those things. I’m more motivated by what I don’t want than what I do want.

Sounds crazy doesn’t it? It almost is. But think about it. I’m more motivated by the thought a heart attack than I am by having a six-pack. I’m more motivated by the idea of sleep apnea than I am of having the body I see on the cover of Men’s Health magazine. I more motivated by hypertension, high cholesterol, knee replacement surgery at 40, arthritis…. you get the point.

Here’s the thing. For me, those were very real possibilities. So on the days where I don’t feel like it or the days when wearing a size 36 pair of pants isn’t making me run to the gym or making me eat right, I quickly reminded myself of the things I don’t want. Suddenly I find myself motivated.

Sometimes a healthy dose of fear can be a good thing.


Posted by on 05/29/2012 in Inspirational


8 responses to “Things That Motivate Me

  1. JT(LOL)

    05/29/2012 at 11:34 AM

    Proud of you Man!


  2. Edward Young

    05/29/2012 at 12:08 PM

    This is great brother! Keep up the great work.


    • antuanruss

      05/29/2012 at 2:01 PM

      Much appreciated, Bruh! Thanks for reading!


  3. Mm

    05/29/2012 at 5:12 PM

    Hang in there. You are an inspiration


  4. Mom

    05/29/2012 at 5:16 PM

    Hang in there. You are an inspiration.


  5. gettinghealthy77

    06/03/2012 at 9:20 PM

    I love your positive, family-oriented, supportive posts, Antuan. Thanks for your encouragement of me, keep up the good work, and looking forward to your next posts!


    • antuanruss

      06/04/2012 at 9:15 AM

      So glad you’re reading them! Thanks for taking the time to do so!! You’re the man!



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