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Making sure you hold yourself accountable in order to keep up the motivation and, therefore, accomplish your goals, is easier than it sounds.
All you have to do is to commit and express your commitment also in front of others. This will lead to you wanting to be consistent and, therefore, it will make it harder to give up.
It might be that nothing motivates one as a reward. Knowing that you will be rewarded after having completed the task has a strong influence on your brain.
Therefore, bet on it and, if possible, try rewards that offer you inner satisfaction and that are not necessarily related to spending money like crazy.
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Many people think money alone will be enough to motivate them, and whilst that may do so initially, it’s very hard to sustain financial motivation if the work you are doing actually drags.
Procrastination gives you a break which is a good thing for your brain.
If you become distracted, it can be your brain’s signals that you should have a break. However, if you procrastinate all the time and don’t accomplish your daily tasks, it means that you should change something.
A new place makes your brain work in a fresh way and you’ll achieve the necessary results faster.
Our brain can get used to a routine, even to places and you work on autopilot. Of course, you’ll accomplish your tasks but they will not be creative.
The things that give us deep happiness are inherently things that take longer and have a big element of meaning in them.
And if the task you have to do doesn’t seem meaningful, try reframing your experience. You might not be able to change what you have to do but you can change how you see it.
When we feel connected to what we’re doing, when we make something our own, we’re much more motivated.
To turn some task you’re handed at the office into something you feel ownership of, make small tweaks that customize what you have to do, that allow you to do it your way.