How to Stay Motivated in Winter

Article | Josh Scully
Winter's coming on strong. At a time when most people are getting lazy, slowing down, feeling mediocre or just letting themselves go; we don't do that.

But how do you stay motivated? How do you stay focused especially when there are so many distractions?

As an Invincible Athlete we control ourselves, we have self-mastery and to do that we understand one thing, one critical thing, everything you want to achieve in life, everything you want to feel - happiness, fulfilment, success, motivation, passion - has to be generated from within.

We do not wait for external circumstances. It's about having the Invincible Mindset.

The word "Invincible" comes from the Latin word, "invincibilis". "Invincibilis" means you can't be defeated. So Invincible means every day you wake up, you choose not to be defeated.

So if you wake up and it's cold & rainy outside, if you decide not to train – you've been defeated. Being Invincible means whatever obstacles that life throws at you, you can achieve anything. You can go above and beyond because you choose not to be defeated. It's all a choice.

Here are three strategies that will help you stay motivated and achieve your goals. Whether you want to be fitter this year, or you want to achieve more skills, or you just want to improve your lifestyle.


The first step is you want to set higher standards for yourself. By raising your standards you actually shift the way you act.

Your standards affect your actions. Your actions affect your results.

Anthony Robbins talks about the difference between having a "must" and a "should". If you have "must", you do it no matter what. You keep a high standard. Rain or shine you get up and you train. If you have a low standard for yourself for you it's a "should".


Next thing is what we call time blocking. This idea is from great author and speaker Brendan Burchard and he talks about high performance habits and he says, "If you allow your time to be filled with randomness "you are stealing away from your greatness."

Time Blocks are pre-planned parts of the day that cannot be moved. It's un-negotiable. When you can, create time blocks where it's un-negotiable for you to train, you're going to achieve your goals no matter what.

Set out a pre-planned time for you to train or do what is required to achieve your goals and it cannot be moved or changed, regardless of how you feel or what life throws at you.


Every goal can be achieved and mastered through consistency. Consistency is your key. Motivation you cannot rely on but if you have a system to achieve consistency you'll achieve everything you want in your life. The idea is to create a daily chain, some kind of visual chain that you won't want to break.

You will find a link below for you to download a Self-Mastery Tool from us. On this sheet you will be able to write down your goals, and then you have 30 days to move towards it. Move towards that goal, whether it be fitness, whether it be a push up. If you're doing something every day to move forward, give it a nice good cross or big tick in the boxes.

Keep it consistent and achieve a good long chain of consistency throughout the month and that way you'll be able to achieve your goals and move forward.

DOWNLOAD HERE: The Self-Mastery Challenge

About the Author:

Alan La is a hall-of-famed martial artist, best-selling author, and founder of Invincible Worldwide, who specialises in helping people unlock their physical and mental potential. Invincible Worldwide has become a global movement with 100,000 followers around the world. Today, Alan La and his team empowers people to become physically and mentally extraordinary through online training, live seminars and their Invincible HQ training gyms across Sydney.

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