The Universe is trying to make a point with me.
I say this because I keep running into the same quote, multiple times a day, and have been for over a week!
I feel that it is telling me that I need to either get committed or pass that along to you.
The quote I keep reading over and over is by Jim Rohn,
“Motivation is what gets you started, Habit is what keeps you going.”
We are big fans of motivation here in the remote bush of Alaska as people as well as Professional Guides.
The motivation is one of the easiest things to share with you as I most often choose to share with you whatever topic it is we have been talking about or puzzling out for ourselves at the round table in the evenings.
Motivation is simply put, “the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way.”
Habit, on the other hand is “a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up.”
Habits are incredibly important to us as well.
The habits we create are for safety, more often than not.
We create these habits to make sure nothing is left to chance when we are beyond exhaustion, too cold to think or so busy that you’re not sure if you just found a spare set of hobbles or lost your horse.
Circling in my mind is our recent announcement of a fabulous Adventure we have put together over the last few years.
The core of it is all about moving from the motivation into habit.
The meaning behind it is to give folks a chance to experience an Adventure unlike any other and get committed to their decision to become healthier and fit.
A habit is a recurrent and often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition.
The process of creating a habit can be slow, anywhere between 18-254 days as a matter of fact.
As we create new habits, there are three parts that can be recognized and used to help cement these into our subconscious. Those three parts are: the cue, the behavior and the reward.
The Horseback Fitness Adventure is a 21-Day Adventure.
It is one of our longest Adventures for exactly this purpose.
The cue is the thing that causes the habit to come about, the trigger to your new habit.
The cue is our main focus on the Fitness end of this Adventure.
The behavior is the actual habit that you are creating and the reward is that fabulous feeling you get when you know, beyond a shadow of doubt that you have done what you set out to do.
Commitment is the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause or activity.
It is a promise.
A promise to do or give something, to be loyal to someone or something.
The attitude of someone who works very hard to do or support something.
When we are committed to a goal or to creating a new habit, we are engaged fully in that goal or habit that we want.
We are thinking about it, planning for it, looking for ways to include it in other minutes or aspects of our lives.
It is this focus, this commitment that will help us to create the new habits we need and want to have to end up where we want to be.
As always, remember that you are not in this thing called life, alone.
We are here too.
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