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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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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.”
“When you quit something that you had initially wanted to do, it’s because the reasons to stop eventually came to outweigh the reasons to continue. Thus, to maintain your motivation you can either strengthen the reasons to keep going or weaken the reasons to quit. Successful motivation efforts ge...
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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 al...
The biggest problem we face with completing our projects isn’t productivity or time management, but motivation management.
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How do some of the most prolific artists in the world motivate themselves? They don't merely set SCHEDULE, they build RITUALS.
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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.
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Our mind has muscles. It memorizes patterns. By doing this over and over, you're building your willpower and self-discipline.
Forcing yourself to do things that you don't feel like doing (but you know you should be doing) is a habit you can learn.
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