What Drives Someone to Change?

What Drives Someone to Change?

by Jesse J. Leyva, Owner of
Jesse James Fit, Outlaw Bootcamp
& Outlaw Fit Camp


So many people say that they want to change. They say they want results, a different body, or to be healthier. They say they want to wear the pants that have been hanging in their closet for six years, be able to buy clothes, and actually feel good wearing them. But how many people actually change?

In all, very few actually do. Instead, they wait. They procrastinate. They excuse themselves out of what they want and instead embrace that feeling. We all know it – it’s that feeling like you’re wrapped in a warm blanket near a cozy fire on a cold day.

Change, progress, and forward motion occur not when we are comfortable but when we are UN-comfortable – when we no longer excuse our actions as “just okay” and begin down a path of accountability that acknowledges our current state and calls us to make a change.

It’s that call, that reason, that is so important.

Even when some people get uncomfortable, it only lasts a short period of time. We’ve been programmed, from a very early age, to revert back to habits that we’ve been taught or created, whether good or bad.

Action is the ultimate key to creating a successful habit. Not action when it’s convenient or when it works into your schedule, but action in spite of the excuses that can hamper an otherwise amazing transformation. The drive and discipline needed to make these changes occur comes from within you. It’s not an exterior force that drives your motivation, it’s the reason, the call, that guides you.

Find your reason, and remind yourself of that daily. Take action daily. Stop making excuses. Create a goal, put a plan together, and execute.

This isn’t easy, but it’s worth it. Accomplishing what you set out to do stirs a beast within you that cannot be stopped. Don’t let your past stop you today. Go out and get what you want, create the life, the body, and the world you want by taking action daily through motivation created by your reason.

Do it now. If you don’t, tomorrow will come and you will be exactly where you are today. To create a better you, takes action daily. Go ahead, wait one more day, then look back and tell me how any of those days you waited, you actually WASTED.


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