Chris Sajnog teaches how to stay motivated during difficult times.

Motivation Through Hard Times – Retired Navy S.E.A.L. Chris Sajnog

We really need to stop beating ourselves up over not feeling motivated, because guess what, you’re human. Listen, our bodies are designed to follow the law of least effort to conserve energy. And this is what’s allowed us to survive as a species for so long. Now, let’s talk about our motivation through hard times.

You may have heard of Newton’s first law of motion: a body at rest will tend to stay at rest unless acted upon by an outside force. A body in motion will tend to stay in motion unless it’s acted upon with some resistance.

Chris Sajnog discusses staying motivated in difficult times.

What’s Motivating You?

You really need to ask yourself, if you’re at rest, what is going to make you start moving? What is your motivation through hard times? What’s going to give you that energy, what is going to motivate you? It has to be yourself, right? 

It’s that body at rest it needs to be acted upon. So either you need to act upon it, or somebody else is going to act upon it for you. For instance, when it comes to training, you need to motivate yourself. 

You need to get out of your chair and start training. That’s going to get you moving because you don’t want an outside force acting upon you that gets you motivated. That can be somebody breaking into your home and doing something to you and your family. You don’t want to wait for that to get motivated to start training. You need to act upon yourself.

Self Motivation Steam train

I know it’s going to be hard. You literally need to fight against what your body is designed to do to be able to get to where you want to be. But I’ll tell you this, once you start going, it’s going to start snowballing and it gets so much easier.

Starting is always the hardest part. It’s like trying to get a steam engine moving. It takes a lot of power, and a lot of energy, but once that steam train gets moving, it’s very hard to stop. For you, it’s going to take a lot of self-motivation to get moving and you’re going to be hard to stop as well. You are your own motivation through hard times so keep paving your path to perfection.

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