How to Get Stuff Done When You’re Just Not Feeling It

I came across this article in one of my favorite magazines. It’s true; I still enjoy reading printed magazines, marking the pages, folding the edges and writing notes on the paper page. This article is a quick read but it falls in line with a book I recently read titled “Not Another F****g Motivation Book,” by Joanna Jast. Both state clearly that motivation ebbs and flows in our lives. They also state in their own ways that the basis of true ongoing motivation is based on finding your true underlying drivers, and this takes work and being truly honest with yourself. An example may be, “I want to make more money.” Is this truly your motivation? I find that using the Five Why’s approach can be helpful when trying to get to your core motivation if making more money may provide you a level of freedom that will allow you to spend time with your children in a way that you could only dream of. So your true motivation is really that you want to spend more quality time with your children. These motivations are not always static throughout your life and deserve attention and revisiting from time to time, but will generally stay the same for a five to 10 year period. Well,  enjoy the read and I hope it motivates you enough to possibly pick up the book I mentioned above.