We have all had days where our alarms ring in the morning and all we think is, “The weekend can’t come soon enough.” We entertain the idea of calling in sick to just binge watch Netflix, binge junk food, relax our minds. But alas, we get ourselves out of bed, put on our work armor, try to quickly build some energy and motivation and then head out the door for another day.
While this may be standard for some, it definitely doesn’t sound like we’re thriving and living our best lives. If anything, It sounds like we’re merely surviving, hoping for hours and days then weeks to pass.
If this resonates with you, don’t worry. We have collected advice from three of the top personal development coaches in the industry on how to feel motivated and quickly get back into the swing of things.
The English-Indian monk-turned-personal-development-coach, motivational speaker and author is one of the most recognized names and faces in the industry. Boasting 3.24 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, 5.4 million followers on his Instagram and 225,000 followers on his Twitter, Shetty shared a few words on what to do if you’re struggling to move forward from your past.
“Make peace with your past because you don’t live there anymore,” Shetty said. “If you don’t, it’ll continue to find a way back and stop you from moving forward.”
“If you are held back by your past because of something you are ashamed of, bring the light of truth to it,” Shetty said. “Tell on yourself with a reasonable and healthy person who won’t judge and will listen. Reveal it so that you can relieve yourself from the shame and move on.”
David Goggins is often labeled “The toughest man alive,” and it’s not hard to see why. So far, he is the only member of the United States Armed Forces to complete SEAL training, U.S. Army Ranger School and Air Force Tactical Air Controller training.
Have you heard of hell week? Well it’s exactly what it sounds like. Students train for five days and five nights solid with a total maximum of four hours of sleep. It is training that is meant to push you to your absolute mental, physical and emotional limits. Well, Goggins went through three hell weeks in the span of one year.
When asked about how he was able to achieve such professional and personal feats, despite so many odds against him, Goggins’ one piece of advice was to let your pain strengthen and ground you to confront your present and future.
“Remembering what you’ve been through and how that has strengthened your mindset can lift you out of a negative brain loop and help you bypass those weak, one-second impulses to give in,” Goggins said.
Tom Bileyu is the co-founder of Quest Nutrition, known primarily for its protein bars. In 2014, it was ranked number two in the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing U.S. companies. Later, the company was acquired by Simply Good Foods Co. for $1 billion.
Bileyu then set his sights on the personal development space, where he founded Impact Theory, a media company that aims to help push people to their maximum potential. When it comes to climbing out of a funk, Bileyu’s key piece of advice is to just start.
“Don’t worry about where to start,” Bileyu said. “Remember, it’s the decisions you make, it’s the decision to get started, it’s the decision to face possible failure, it’s the decision to get up once you’ve failed and it’s the decision of what to learn when you fail.”