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The eas­i­est way to build your best ever body – and find more suc­cess in all ar­eas of your life – is to iden­tify your main mo­ti­vat­ing forces and learn how to chan­nel them when willpower lev­els are low. We’re here to show you how

Men's Fitness - - News - Joe Warner, edi­to­rial di­rec­tor @JoeWarn­erUK

What’s the big­gest ob­sta­cle block­ing your path to a fit­ter, health­ier and hap­pier life? For many of us, at least some of the time, a short­age of mo­ti­va­tion to make small but sig­nif­i­cant changes to our daily rou­tine keeps us stuck in a vi­cious cir­cle.

A friend ex­plained his lapsed gym mem­ber­ship to me like this: ev­ery morn­ing he wakes up with ten En­thu­si­asm and Mo­ti­va­tion Units (EMUs). He’ll lose one EMU on his com­mute, a cou­ple more dur­ing meet­ings, one in the queue for lunch and so on ev­ery time his pa­tience is tested. He only ever gets to the gym af­ter work if he has at least one EMU left. If not, the only bar he’s go­ing near is his lo­cal.

His mo­ti­va­tion model makes a lot of sense – we all wish we could in­stantly sum­mon up ex­tra EMUs when we need them. Like when we know we should go to the gym or for a run (be­cause we al­ways feel amaz­ing af­ter­wards) but go­ing straight home or to the pub re­quires far less ef­fort. Now, thanks to our guide to max­imis­ing your mo­ti­va­tion lev­els with min­i­mal ef­fort (p56), you’ll be able to make the right call ev­ery time and build a stronger, leaner and health­ier body. So I’ll see you at the bar. You know which one.

Get­ting - and staying - mo­ti­vated to make big changes to your life has never been eas­ier

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