“Motivation doesn’t exist!”

In these cold days of Winter we often hear comments about “motivation” in relation to  training.

What if I told you “motivation” as you think of it doesn’t exist?

If I told you only “decisions” mattered?

In 2008 a young Connor McGregor was interviewed way before he was in the UFC. During the interview (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1xocUIxEKk) he makes a number of predictions.

“I’m an up and coming young fighter and without a doubt you will see me in the UFC in the near future, without a doubt.”

“My dream is to be World Lightweight Champion in the UFC. Have more money than I know what to do with and have a great life for my kids, my grand kids and everyone in my family.”


He decided.

McGregor goes on to outline his decisions to pack up his job, train twice a day and chase that goal.

He doesn’t talk about his “motivations”

All the motivation to be fit, lose weight or train for a competition can be there, but those “motivations” won’t take you anywhere without the decisions to do it.

You can decide to get up early and train or decide to stay in bed.

You can decided to go to the gym or decide to sit on the lounge.

On Facebook I watch these motivational speakers with hundreds of people in the audience cheering, giving high fives and excited about whatever they are being “motivated” to do.

It makes me wonder…

When they leave the room, when they go home from the speakers’ show…

What then? What happens to all the motivation?

None of it matters if those people do not DECIDE to take the next step.

As coaches we can talk about goals, health benefits, fitness, weight loss, where you want to be in life...the list goes on.

We can try to “motivate” you with words, music and even articles designed to speak to your desires for health and fitness. We desperately want the best for you!

In the end it comes down to your decisions for you.

Let's look at it the other way...

No one is motivated to become overweight. Or motivated to be unhealthy or unfit.

People make decisions though. They make the decisions not to train. The decisions to eat poorly.

What do you want ... FOR YOU?

At CrossFit Zelos I am lucky enough to see people everyday making great decisions about their health and fitness.


When you make the first decision to come and train the coaches of CrossFit Zelos will be there to guide you through the right movements, techniques and training for you.

“Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, others make it happen.” - Michael Jordan.

Matt O'Brien