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“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”
Motivation is “the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way,” or rephrased, “the general desire or willingness of someone to do something.”
Ericsson & Poole
It states that "work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”
Many people use a commitment device or game their surroundings to get and stay motivated.
You can physically help your goal by things like throwing away your junk food, only showering at t...
Set small, incremental goals that are sufficiently exciting to be motivating and for which you have a reasonable expectation of completing.
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