Sunday, March 18, 2018

You Don't Need Motivation

People often ask how they get motivated. They want more motivation so that they can do the thing to work towards their goals. But they just don't feel like it. The answer is discipline.

Motivation is just a spark. It comes quickly and goes away just as quickly. The secret to accomplishing goals is not motivation, but rather commitment. Discipline. You have to be able to do the thing you want to do especially when you don't feel like it.

You don't accomplish this by needing more motivation. Instead you accomplish this by needing less, or even none. You do this by establishing habits. Habits are deeply embedded in the brain. Once they are built it becomes hard to break; it becomes harder to NOT do the task you want to do than to do it.

That's what you want to build for. So the next time you are motivated. Go ahead and write down a couple things you are willing to commit to every single day. Then start doing them over and over again until it becomes embedded it becomes a habit.