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When you’re sufficiently motivated to accomplish something, you’ll move heaven and earth to do it.
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.”
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 the gym so that you go there, and similar activities aimed at focussing on your goal. People also use public commitments in social media to stay motivated by peer pressure.
Set small, incremental goals that are sufficiently exciting to be motivating and for which you have a reasonable expectation of completing.
High levels of stress are associated with chronic inflammation, which can cause our motivation to decrease.
Low levels of stress can actually help us perform better by making us more alert.
Every choice has a price, but when we are motivated, it is easier to bear the inconvenience of action than the pain of remaining the same.
In other words, at some point, it becomes more painful to not do the work than to actually do it.