It might be that nothing motivates one as a reward. Knowing that you will be rewarded after having completed the task has a strong influence on your brain.
Therefore, bet on it and, if possible, try rewards that offer you inner satisfaction and that are not necessarily related to spending money like crazy.
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Without purpose, motivation does not stand a chance.
So start thinking about your purpose, what makes your inner motivation stay alive and do your best to accomplish it.
Making sure you hold yourself accountable in order to keep up the motivation and, therefore, accomplish your goals, is easier than it sounds.
All you have to do is to commit and express your commitment also in front of others. This will lead to you wanting to be consistent and, therefore, it will make it harder to give up.
Once you have found your purpose, make sure to let the world know about it.
Find a proper reward and go after all you have always wanted all in, no matter the risks.
The things that give us deep happiness are inherently things that take longer and have a big element of meaning in them.
And if the task you have to do doesn’t seem meaningful, try reframing your experience. You might not be able to change what you have to do but you can change how you see it.
It means believing in your ability to perform a task and achieve goals. There are 3 ways to build self-efficacy:
Procrastination gives you a break which is a good thing for your brain.
If you become distracted, it can be your brain’s signals that you should have a break. However, if you procrastinate all the time and don’t accomplish your daily tasks, it means that you should change something.