Tag Archives: motivation

The social nature of behaviour change

Is behaviour change individual or social? A lot of stuff I hear about forming new habits is solo stuff: making your resolution, writing it down, creating a routine, monitoring the progress, realising success. It’s all just you. If it’s about … Continue reading

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Imperfect fitness sessions

There are good days, and there are, well, not-so-good days. The important thing is to show up. This is true for life, and it’s true for fitness. (It’s actually the banal things in life that often prove more challenging to … Continue reading

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A thousand tiny choices

Grit. The best four-letter word. Grit is mental toughness, it is what makes success. It’s not talent – not your naturally endowed intelligence nor or an innate physical strength – that decides if you will rise to the top. Instead, … Continue reading

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The boring delight of discipline

Yesterday, I wrote about how the secret sauce to success is discipline, not motivation. It’s a surprising insight. After all, we’re schooled to believe that you have to have a crazed fit of inspiration to achieve outstanding, jaw-dropping outcomes. This … Continue reading

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Discipline, not motivation

On my Instagram feed, I follow Kayla Itsines, an HIIT fitness guru from Adelaide, Australia. She’s incredible in many ways – she’s in her 20s and already has a global cult following. Women across all ages do her fitness regimen … Continue reading

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Fresh starts

Fresh starts. We all seek them, especially around new year’s. It’s now July, and some of us, steeling our nerves, will be revisiting those new year’s resolutions we made so fervently and passionately on 1 January. So how’re we doing … Continue reading

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In praise of procrastination

Sometimes, you have to sink in order to rise. There must be some physics law to this effect. It certainly is the case in life. You hear about it quite a bit – rising from the ashes, soaring stars after … Continue reading

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