How To Get Out Of Your Non-Productive Rut

It’s 5 AM.

I have to catch a flight in an hour.

I’m tired, groggy, and I’m about to work a lot of hours over the next few days.

I think to myself, “why am I here?”

I want to make a difference in kids’ lives.

I want to make this planet a better place.

And when I remember my mission, it’s a lot easier to get moving.

When I remember my promise to myself and to the world, it’s a lot easier to get out of bed and start being productive.

If you forget your mission, it’s easier to slip into a non-productive rut.

Be clear about your mission and set reminders–and this will help you build a basic immunity to non-productivity and falling off the bandwagon.

2 Minute Action


What is a goal you have and why do you want to achieve it?

You may want to schedule an email to yourself, or write yourself a letter, or post a sign above your door with this “why” message to remind yourself when things get hard.

Because it will always get hard and you’ll almost always forget eventually.

It’s not about trying to make your goal NOT difficult–it’s about remembering why you’re going to follow through anyway.


Published by chris danilo

Carbon-based. My mission is to teach the next generation to care about the world, to know how to change it, and to take relentless action. Stalk me: @theCountDanilo everywhere

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