Google this: How to get motivated. Or “how to find willpower” or “how to stop procrastination.” You’d think that there would be something hidden in the inter-webs, perhaps some magic pill to swallow where *poof* we turn into balls of energy and motivation.
Sadly, there is none. I’ve looked.
We’re sensational rationalizers. Especially when it comes to the things we need to do but don’t want to. We’ll craft compelling reasons to “not work” only to be met with feelings of guilt and inadequacy, and then we wonder – What’s wrong with me? Where is my will power? Where is my grit? Why can’t I just kill it – like Oprah? Or Beyonce?
Do we lack the gene?
Maybe, but it’s not a very productive question. The better one is – how do we create it for ourselves?
Because if there is work to do that, for us, is meaningful and important, then we have no choice but to train ourselves to show up every day, even when inspiration fails us. And there are a few ways to get there. Continue reading.
Originally posted on Steven Aitchison.co.uk.
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