We are motivated by progress, but progress isn’t always noticeable. A strategy to keep yourself motivated and doing the work when you’re not seeing results.
When you consider why you’re doing any action or choosing a certain path, do you give a reason or a rationalization? There’s a difference.
What motivates your work and the actions you take in life? Are your actions infused with joy and meaning, or are you acting based in fear?
We think tough love and criticism is the path to improvement and peak performance, but that’s a myth. It turns out that the edge comes from self-compassion.
The value of accountability buddies is taken as accepted wisdom. But it’s not always so clear cut. In the end, there’s only one accountability buddy that matters.
Motivation, desire, discipline, and willpower can take you far, but they are not enough to help you create consistency. The key to consistency is creating a foundation rooted in sustainability.
What do you do when your motivation wanes, when you feel like everything is a huge effort with no payoff, when the muse doesn’t show up, when you feel like you’re losing momentum, and when you start to wonder why am I even doing any of this?