How often do you catch yourself saying, "I wish I were better at _____." Maybe you want to be better at exercising regularly, your relationships or your work. Maybe you'd like to be more artistic, athletic or multilingual. Getting better at things requires work. It doesn't happen too often that you can immediately get better ...
Be very selective in the skill you're trying to masker to avoid sabotaging your success:
Make sure it's applicable: The perfect skill either solves a problem you have or scratches an itch you have.
Be very specific: Specific goals are easier to pursue than vague counterparts. To set yourself up, narrow your skill down as much as possible. Ask what specific problem are you trying to solve, and find out what aspects you find most fascinating.
Make sure you love the process, not just the outcome: Pick a skill where the road is as exciting as the outcome. Then plan out celebration points along the way.
"I really don't want to go to work today", "I have such a long day ahead, what a dread", or "Yes! It's a brand new week ahead! Looking forward to getting lots done." Whatever your response may be, ask yourself this question: "What is it that made you feel unmotivated?"