Categories: Motivation

The A–Z of motivation from P.O.L.A.R. | Motivation Generator

December 29, 2016

Persistence and motivation can be found in the most unexpected places. Often they seem to come in the form of a snappy acronym, like SMART goals or the SNAP principle. Leading up to the New Year, we dug deeper into the building blocks of motivation – the A–Z of all motivational acronyms – and put together this little Motivation Generator. Although motivation is a very personal thing, we hope that you find little nuggets of inspiration that will carry over to the year 2017. Rest, rejoice and ruminate on your past and future achievements – we’ll see you again next year!

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A is for Accountability

A is for Accountability

Set a goal and share it with your friends. Ask them to ask you about it.

A is for Achievements

A is for Achievements

Remember to take a moment to celebrate your achievements – no matter how big or small.

B is for Balance

B is for Balance

Maintaining a healthy work–life–training balance enables you to keep going for longer. Remember the tortoise and the hare.

B is for Belonging

B is for Belonging

You’ll always have a place with us. Join a Polar Flow group and find likeminded individuals from around the world.

B is for Buddies

B is for Buddies

Staying social is a great way to give and get an extra boost of motivation.

C is for Clubs

C is for Clubs

If you’re training for an event, try join a running club.

D is for Destiny

D is for Destiny

What is you destiny? Really think about it and then think of one thing you could do take the first step towards that destiny.

E is for Enemies

E is for Enemies

Sometimes your worst enemy is looking back at you in the mirror. Pay attention to negative self-talk and don’t let yourself bring you down.

E is for Exploration

E is for Exploration

Instead of your regular jog around the lake, go off the map and explore a new route.

F is for Feeling

F is for Feeling

Remember the feeling you get after a workout if you’re having motivation problems before a workout.

F is for Freedom

F is for Freedom

If you’re feeling tied down by your training regimen, take a day off. Freedom is wanting do what you do.

F is for Fresh air

F is for Fresh air

The next time you’re out exercising, take a deep breath, close your eyes and pause to enjoy the moment.

F is for Friends

F is for Friends

Call that friend you haven’t seen in a while and organize some fun activity together.

F is for Fun

F is for the Fellowship of the Fit

F is for the Fellowship of the Fit

And our heart rate monitor!

G is for Gear

G is for Gear

Treat yourself to a new pair of sneakers and take them for a run.

G is for Goals

G is for Goals

Setting goals is of utmost importance. S.M.A.R.T. goals are a good way to get started.

H is for Heroes

H is for Heroes

You are a hero. If you don’t feel like it right now, fake it till you make it.

I is for Improvement

I is for Improvement

Seeing improvements => motivation.

J is for Joy

J is for Joy

Find joy in what you do. When you find joy, you’ve found motivation.

K is for Kindness

K is for Kindness

Do you remember that video with the little girl standing in front of the mirror and listing all the things she likes? We can all learn from her.

L is for Laughs

L is for Laughs

Laughter yoga is a thing. Try lifting your mood and motivation with laughter _________ (insert favorite activity).

M is for Marathons

M is for Marathons

Having a clear goal is good for motivation.

M is for Micro-Actions

M is for Micro-Actions

Micro is the new macro, so start small and finish big.

N is for New Experiences

N is for New Experiences

Try something new: a new sport, a new route, new music, new anything.

O is for Outdoors

O is for Outdoors

Enjoy the great outdoors for some Major Motivation from Mother Nature.

P is for Perfect

P is for Perfect

Perfect is boring. Celebrate your imperfectitude.

P is for Personal Bests

P is for Personal Bests

Look back at last year and celebrate your personal bests.

P is for Plans

P is for Plans

Failure to plan is planning to fail.

P is for Polar

P is for Polar

Our aim is to help you be fitter, faster, happier and healthier.

Q is for Questions

Q is for Questions

Ask yourself the right questions: What do I really want? Where do I want to be tomorrow, in a week, in a month, in a year?

R is for Results

R is for Results

Setting goals > Tracking progress > Seeing results > Setting new goals > Tracking progress > Seeing new results > Rinse and repeat.

S is for Sisu

S is for Sisu

Sisu is a Finnish word for endurance in the face of adversity. Find your inner sisu.

S is for Starting

S is for Starting

If you’re having trouble getting started, take a piece of paper and write down 3 good things that have happened because you started.

T is for Tracking

T is for Tracking

It’s the end of the year. Have a look at all the training sessions you’ve tracked this year and give yourself a pat on the back.

U is for Us

U is for Us

There’s no us without U. We know we don’t say this often enough but… U rock.

V is for Versatility

V is for Versatility

Being stuck in a rut isn’t good. Strive for versatility.

V is for Visualization

V is for Visualization

Visualize your way to victory.

W is for Winning

W is for Winning

Take part in a competition or challenge yourself. Winning can be good for motivation.

X is for Xcitement

X is for Xcitement

X marks the spot for finding motivation.

Y is for You

Y is for You

The greatest motivation comes from within.

Z is for Zones

Z is for Zones

The Comfort Zone. The Heart Rate Zones. They key to success is finding the right zone.