Motivation is Overrated

inspiration routine Jul 01, 2021

We tend to think if we don't feel motivated, something is wrong with us.

Ever feel that way?

Forget motivation. We're human. We can't always feel it! Instead, focus on a clear plan.

And some or even most days, you may not feel like it [at first].

James Clear (author of Atomic Habits and human extraordinaire puts it like this: "Motivation often comes after starting, not before. Action produces momentum."

Stop asking if you should, for example, practice. Or, if you feel motivated to practice.

Start asking when + how + what you will practice.

Disclaimer: yes, of course there are exceptions - and we don't want you to ignore your feelings! But this is assuming you are letting a general human fallacy of "I need to feel like it" get in your way.

So today, don't ask if.

Ask when.

Ask what.

Ask how.

Start really, really small. watch your efforts compound.

And don't feel bad if you don't feel motivated.

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