On Saturday, Ryan presented a seminar on motivation. He covered a number of different aspects as a follow-up to the goal setting seminar in January.
The three primary components he referenced were: autonomy, competence and belonging.
I shared with the group a thought exercise that I used with my coach during my career transition. This falls under competence.
We all have a set of personal assets that we build and take with us through life.
Sometimes we forget what this list looks like and need to be reminded of all that we do have at our disposal when we want to make difficult decisions.
This asset inventory grows and changes as we go through new life experiences.
Consider these assets for yourself. Make your list and set a reminder to periodically revisit it.
What are your strengths?
- Define them yourself.
- Ask family, friends, colleagues for input.
- Use assessments from work such as performance reviews or 360 Feedback.
- Take new assessments:
- Strengths Finder – buy book, receive a code to take the assessment
- Character Strengths – VIA (free) https://www.viacharacter.org/www
- Personality Type – (free) https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test
What do you know?
- Create your inventory of your knowledge by going back and examining what you’ve learned from various:
- Experiences (both positive and negative)
What skills do you have?
- What can you do…and do well?
- What can you do…that you love to do?
- Again consider a historical look at your skills…they don’t go away with time.
What resources do you have? Examples:
- Networks of people (gym, LinkedIn, work, school, church)
What other blessings do you have? Examples:
- Supportive family & friends
- Gratitude – https://www.intelligentchange.com/products/the-five-minute-journal
- Positive nature
What are your values?
- As I mentioned in another article, values are an important part of the decision making process as well.
- Look to review and prioritize your values so that can find clarity on the direction you want to go.
- You can Google lists of values or reach out to me for guidance on this one.
When we are faced with a change we want to make, it is important to know what we have to help support us through that change.
This list of assets helps to remind you of what you have on your side when facing change.
Let me know if you have any questions about the motivation seminar or how we can help you through your health and fitness changes.