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Reverse the Equation of Motivation

Reverse the Equation of Motivation

A firm daily practice takes some motivation to get going, but over time, the equation is reversed; dedicating yourself to a firm daily practice is what builds motivation.

Our constant practice of action alters our mood, taking a cue from our behavior.

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Action is the biggest Motivation

Action is the biggest Motivation

Conventional wisdom states our motivation leads us to perform an action.

Our feelings and motivation do guide us, but there is a way to change our mental state, our mood. The way is Action itself.

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Control your Behaviour

Control your Behaviour

While it is difficult to control our thoughts and feelings, it is entirely possible to control our external behavior and change our mood.

Mood follows action.Β This could be as simple as forcing yourself to exercise, run errands, or get dinner with a friend when you're feeling particu...

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I control my emotions, not the other way around.

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Lack of motivation leads to passive behavior

The most common cause of passive behavior is being unmotivated.

It is a myth that motivation needs to come before action. More often, it is action that leads to motivation. You forced yourself to get in your workout gear and then sudde...

Finding Motivation

Finding Motivation

... to develop self-discipline:

  • Start taking small actions to make things better
  • Do the things that hurt you less
  • Push yourself into discomfort a little bit, so you can get better at this over time
  • Get good at self-discipline with some practice.

The neuroscience of motivation

Neuroscience offers clues on how motivation works within the brain.

  • Taking action. The motor loop in the brain enables one-action-at-a-time control. (We can't sit down and stand up at the same time.)
  • The dopamine network explains whi...

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