“I’m not feeling up to it” is a known killer. This phrase has gotten away with the brutal murder of countless hours of productivity and accomplishment. Yet we keep allowing it to do so, because we fail to acknowledge a simple truth: you don’t need to feel like doing something to do it.
Every day we have to find new energy to deal with difficult problems and difficult people. Here are some ways that can help you recreate your motivation:
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We all need a moment from our busy schedules, here is why
People procrastinate for different reasons, but a big one is convincing yourself you’ll have more energy later. Itâs easy to put this burden on our future self, but most of the time, weâre just as lazy, busy, or tired in the future as we are now.
No matter how motivated we consider ourselves as people, there are always going to be times when are less than excited to take action. Maybe sitting on the couch sounds more appealing than going for
What to do if your work is sapping too much energy.
You have a brilliant idea for a project. Youâve talked about it, planned it to death, analyzed your optionsâyet nothing has come of it. Itâs time to stop talking about that project and actually do it. Hereâs how.
When weâre faced with a particularly difficult challenge in our lives, it can be hard for us to dig up the mental toughness we need to get us through. Segmenting makes it easier by keeping your mind off the big picture and on something you know you can do.
When you’re feeling overworked, overwhelmed and overextended, as we so often do these days, you may find yourself avoiding certain tasks, putting off a difficult conversation, or maybe even ignoring important priorities. You know that the longer y…
Here’s what a Special Forces officer can teach you about hanging in there and overcoming adversity when things get difficult in your life.
I’ve seen too many people struggling with their motivation, or lose their mojo and wonder how to find it again.
Discover 6 common obstacles that prevent you from pursuing your passion, and how to break through them.
With all of this in mind, here are my picks for motivational books that have some diversity but that may spark something in you. If one of them does, settle into it exclusively.
I’m often asked who my productivity heroes are. I’ve got plenty of obvious choices, butÂ to be honest, long-term, I’ve gotten the most usable insights from
To form a new habit, it helps to know what makes you tickâspecifically, what drives you to get stuff done. Author Gretchen Rubin says most people fall into one of four motivation types. Knowing yours is key to taking on new habits.
It is believed that those that are truly successful and able to conquer mountains and achieve their goals are people that are flawless and that don’t ever have
How We Can Find Miracles in the Midst of Difficult Times Life comes at us in waves. Sometimes the surge ripples gently by. Other times it can pound the daylights out of us and leave us gasping for breath. How do we respond when that happens? I live with my family in Colorado so my […]
It’s easy to let the daily grind sap your motivation. Buck up, superstar, and dig deep. You already have everything you need to stay positive.
Finding motivation can be a constant struggle when it comes to work, but it can be a little easier when you find your motivators. These are the three signs you’ve found what really keeps you moving forward.
You have a BIG goal. A dream that you have always wanted to pursue. Just when you are about to do something about it, someone tells you that itâs imposssible. That it canât be done. Or maybe that i…
“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.” — Colin Powell Let eternal optimism be your driving force. Don’t let people who thrive on misery bring you down. And don’t bring yourself down. Thrive on optimism.
The dip, explained by Seth Godin in his book The Dip, is the idea that every new project or job starts out with endless amounts of drive, motivation and excitement.
Motivation is something that needs to be replenished regularly. For example, when someone eats food to satisfy the need of hunger, or when a student does his/her work in school because they want a good grade. Both show a similar connection between what we do and why we do it. After all, you can’t maximize […]
Thatâs where this list comes in. Sometimes all you need are a few inspiring words of wisdom to keep pushing forward as you find out just what youâre made of.
Procrastination is a universal problem. Even the most irritatingly well-organized people know the agony of putting something off until the last … possible … minute. Why do we put ourselves through this misery, knowing the consequences? And how can we overcome the urge?