There’s No Secret To Waking Up Motivated–But This Gets Me Close
“Motivation doesn’t last. Neither does a shower.”
– Zig Ziglar
2 quick ways to kill motivation?
Obligation and guilt.
Do it because you care.
Do it because you want to.
That’s way more powerful.
And it turns out, it’s way more sustainable.
The only trick is that you’ll need to remind yourself that you care.
iOS reminders. Letters to yourself. A time capsule. Post-its on the bathroom mirror.
There are a million ways–but you have to make it happen.
You don’t have to know all the answers right now.
You don’t have to have some giant epiphany.
You just have to start reflecting on your values and interests.
What do you like and what do you think is important?
What do you find yourself NOT being able to stop doing?
Start there and good things will happen.
2 Minute Action
It will take you 1 minute to write down 3 things you care about.
It will take you less than 1 minute to ask Siri/Alexa/etc. to remind you about these in 3 months or to text a friend to check in on your progress in 6 weeks.
The secret is that big things are actually made up of lots of small, actionable things.
Everyone has 2 minutes. You can do this.