PAX: Infinity, Louis, Matthew – Running Man, Sparky
3 Rounds of Each Set:
24 seconds on/11 seconds rest
Set 1 –
Set 2 –
Inch Worm Merkin
Set 3 –
COT: There’s a common self-sabotaging behavior that many of us fall victim to over and over again: We wait to feel motivated or inspired before we take action toward the goals we genuinely desire to achieve.
Truth is, you’re not always going to be motivated to chase that big goal of yours. And if you’re waiting for the muse of inspiration to reveal itself to you, time is going to wither away and no goddess will descend from the heavens to save you.
The presumption that you take action because you feel a certain way, isn’t a reliable recipe for success. Instead, make it a habit to act before you feel like it. Why? Because by simply taking direct action against that which you resist, the momentum you create will indirectly induce the emotions of motivation, inspiration, and anticipation that you’ve been craving all along.
Over a century ago, psychologist and philosopher William James explained this phenomenon:
“Action seems to follow feeling, but really actions and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not.”
When you’re about to take action against something that is of interest to you, you’ll be faced with a lot of resistance. That’s because you’re about to do something that’s quite uncomfortable.
At the root of it, however, this resistance stems from an area in your brain that is trying to keep you safe from venturing out into an uncomfortable zone.
When faced with the notion of an unpleasant activity, the limbic system often wins, and so, we procrastinate. That’s because the limbic system is designed for one thing and one thing only: To keep you comfortable and safe.
This natural tendency to procrastinate is precisely why sometimes, you shouldn’t wait to feel your way into the action that you want, because, quite frankly, you might end up waiting forever. Rather, you’ve got to act your way into the feeling that you want. THAT IS A LONG WAY TO SAY, “FAKE IT TIL YOU MAKE IT”