I have had several questions about motivation this week. How do you find motivation? How do you keep motivation going? Well I don’t think there is a real cut answer. There are two types of motivation extrinsic and intrinsic.
Intrinsic refers to motivation that is driven by an interest or enjoyment in the task itself, and exists within the individual rather than relying on any external pressure, according to Wikipedia.
Extrinsic refers to the performance of an activity in order to attain an outcome, which then contradicts intrinsic motivation. This can come from outside of the individual, such as rewards, money, grades, etc, according to Wikipedia.
I would think being healthy and being able to get enjoyment out of life would be some motivation for most of us. Sit down this week and think of some things you would like to achieve next year. Don’t think a 5k is never going to happen, shoot for it and with the proper training you’ll be able to walk/run it in no time. Good luck with it!