HERE’S THE THING
Some clever person nailed it when they said, “Let your Schedule govern your Actions, not your level of Motivation.”
Let’s once and for all unpack this concept of “motivation”.
Motive – the purpose or reason behind something; then by adding the letter “c” to the remaining “ation” (place it between the A and the T, you get “action”.
Motivation is your reason for taking action. If your reason is strong enough; if someone’s life depends upon you doing or achieving something, you WILL be motivated enough to take whatever actions are needed to achieve. The challenge we face is that most of the things we wish to achieve are normally not life threatening or even vital. Losing weight, making more money, fixing a relationship, getting more sales, may all be important, or relatively important to each individual or circumstance – but NOT life threatening, unless it is. Because of this, many people find it difficult to stay motivated.
So, here’s the trick to be able to answer and fulfil the original motive to take action, without being motivated every day. Let your schedule govern your actions. Believing that you have to be continuously motivated and inspired in order to do what you need to do is the reason most people fail. The ones who succeed are the ones who remember WHY and WHAT they need to do, but they rely on a timetable, a schedule, or a to-do list if you will, to help keep them doing the actions to fulfil the reason, the motive. Yes, it’s a flip! The daily schedule eventually helps keep you motivated.
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