The Myth of Motivation 

Why psychology can't cover up or overcome fatigue for long and what to do about it

It’s safe to say that a good portion of people today do not realize how tired they are or how it’s affecting their ability to function and perform at the level they want to be.

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Not only do most of us not know how much energy we actually have access to, or how to access it; but on the shadow-side, we don’t realize how many conditions are caused by or affected by low vital (personal) energy, due to all the bad habits fatigue gives rise to.

I’m not just talking about the energy we create from food, but the energy we need to do even that, which we’ll never have enough of if we are over stressed, without the needed space and time to power up each day and a mindset around proactive energy renewal.

In this post, I’m going to delve into The Myth of Motivationwhy psychology can’t cover up, or overcome fatigue for long and what to do about it, so you have the natural energy and motivation you need to succeed.

Think about every time you run into your bad habits.
Sure, you may not know better, need to learn and build a new and improved lifestyle habit; this is normal and natural. We are in the business of helping people do that here at Performance Lifestyle Inc so driven, goal and success-oriented people can maintain higher levels of balance, health, and personal performance and avoid being distracted or held back by the common diseases of lifestyle; in particular, constant fatigue; a condition that is typical amongst achievers.

But there is something you need to address before you’ll even be successful at building new habits; your vital energy levels. Your energy levels are more responsible for why you actually engage in bad habits than you realize.

At the root level, bad habits, beyond the fact that the market seems to specialize in creating them, are engaged in mostly because you’re tired and in need of a stimulating pleasure hit; not because you didn’t have the original motive to take a better action.

One only needs to look at the treadmill that’s gathering dust while you eat cereal in front of the TV to acknowledge that. It’s not because you weren’t interested in getting in shape. You are. You’re just not motivated because you are tired or fatigued.

What is that “something” that keeps a person motivated?

To answer that question, we need to understand the anatomy of the word motivation and keep it in mind here forward. “Motive” —is the reason why we doing something. “Ation”— is the suffix added to the word “motive” and it means the action or process of doing something and doing something, anything, and frankly everything requires energy.

You may have your reason why you want to do something, but if your reason is not compelling enough (see below) or your energy isn’t high enough, acting on your motive will slow due to low energy. And therefore, you’ll have less motivation. Low energy also affects every other human function necessary to take action, accentuates fear, resistance and the like.

You see motivation is more than psychology alone, it’s the interaction of thought and energy that creates motivation. Yet, nine times out of ten, experts will default to psychology and emotional work to deal with what’s being caused by low-grade fatigue promoting dysfunction. I see this all the time.

So what do you do? 

Why Smart People Make Dumb Decisions

It's not because they're not smart.

Decision-making is a vital, inescapable part of our lives. We make hundreds of personal and professional decisions on any given day, but how do some people make better choices than others?

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Why do some leaders just seem to have it all together, while others make one bad decision after another?

Right decisions breed success, energize staff, and build leading companies. Bad decisions promote mistakes and failure. The worse you make them, the less likely that you will build a great organization.

Many factors play into individuals’ decisions, such as:

5 of the Biggest Insights I’ve learned in My Work as a Performance Lifestyle Advisor

You'll never look at lifestyle professionals in the same way again.

In 15 years as a lifestyle-based, performance coach, what are some of the biggest insights I’ve learned?

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Here they are…

  1. It doesn’t matter what business you’re in, as long as you don’t have enough time and space to renew your personal energy, you will struggle with constant fatigue that undermines everything.
  2. It’s essential to understand energy better, learn how to and maintain a bigger balance of energy than you’re spending.
  3. Once you have a balance of energy to work with, you can now manage your personal energy in a skilled way, only now, proactively, instead of reactively, so that you have the energy you need when you need it.
  4. This “position of strength” enables you to periodize your energy use in a productive way that is structured flexible, and sustainable.
  5. To sustain energy you must come to terms with your present situation, what it really means to focus and have enough support.

What Everybody Ought to Know About Meditation and Stress

It's Literally Not What You Think

Do you meditate?


If you want to thrive and live with a high level of success and happiness, but you’re not meditating, I’ve got some news for you. You’re missing one big key to the kingdom.

If you’re reading this article, here in Health Science, you’ve probably had some powerful experiences of inner peace already. Moments when your mind went quiet, your soul settled down, and you lived life from a deeper center.

But let’s be honest. For someone who may be striving for a higher level of achievement and fulfillment in their life, flashes of peace aren’t enough for you to live into your full potential. Stress tends to have its way with us, distract and hold us back, especially when we get tired and our thinking goes awry.

You might have influence and authority, you may even be rich, but without the ability to center your mind, focus your being, and sink into stillness, you’re missing the secret sauce that at once relieves stress, while enabling you to live from a position of strength no matter what’s going on in your life.