The more you do, the more you do
Motivation is a habit.
You don’t suddenly wake up one day and find you are motivated.
Somehow, the less you do, the less you want to do. There’s a saying isn’t there, that if you want something doing, give it to a busy man.
Sometimes we can spend a lot of time wishing we had more time to do stuff. And yet somehow, if we ever find ourselves with the luxury of having time, we don’t seem to get round to that stuff.
Personally, I can only get anything done if there is a real deadline (making one up for myself never works!).
I can also get stuff done if I make it a habit.
Every morning I get up and get dressed in my running gear. I don’t make it a choice. I make it a habit. Once dressed correctly, it’s inevitable that the next step I need to take is to run. After all, it would be crazy to sit there in my running gear and not run.
Some people think I am very motivated. I’m not sure I agree. I just have lots of habits!
So if you want to get motivation, don’t spend time beating yourself up for what you haven’t done or what you should do. Note how many times the voice in your head says “should” or you say it in conversation with others.
Give up on what you should do.
Just start a habit.
Just start doing something every day no matter what.
And you may surprise yourself when you look back at the end of the week and realise how much you’ve achieved. That’s motivation that is.
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