This lesson took me a long time to realize:
Your motivation is NOT reliable.
Do not rely on “feeling motivated” to be productive.
Realize that MOST times you WILL NOT “feel like doing it”
(exercising, writing, being an entrepreneur, training, whatever “it” is for you).
Accept this fact and embrace it. Yes, we are all lazy and look for the easy/comfortable way.
The secret is to learn how to push through this AND STILL get things done.
How do you push through when you don’t feel like it?
Short answer: Do it anyways.
Longer answer: You need to create a “system” for getting things done. All that means is you set aside time in your calendar on a consistent basis for doing only that 1 thing.
Then you build the habit of “doing it” by starting VERY VERY small….and slowly building up.
For example: If you want to start flossing your teeth every night, start on night #1 by flossing only one tooth.
On night #2, floss 2 teeth. That’s it.
Build up each night until you get all teeth done.
Small chunks and steps build SUSTAINABLE habits and systems.
When you sustain your habits and are consistent (doing it EACH day), you still may not “feel like it”…BUT you will have momentum pushing you to do it.
Then, do it anyways.
Tired, unmotivated, overwhelmed?
Do it anyways.
There really is no other answer.
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