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Let’s say you had a baby. Congratulations! Your baby is the best human ever! You love your baby.
There is a funny thing about getting started. It’s that for the most part I believed, it is the hard part. When really, the hardest part and also, much more important part is to keep going. In Andrew Warner’s guide on getting started with video interviews, he said: I don’t want you doubting yourself or procrastinating after your first interview. I want you to increase your motivation to do another (and another and another) .
When it comes to motivation—especially for health and fitness goals—being an "inny" or an "outy" can make all the difference. The "inny" I'm talking about is "intrinsic motivation," or a drive to achieve that comes from inside a person and isn't motivated by external rewards. This is the kind of motivation that can lead to life-changing improvements and well-being. External rewards (like compliments, fitting into a smaller size, or winning a race) might get a person started but long-term motivation depends on a person's values and processes for achieving goals. When it comes to health and wellness, internal motivation involves emphasizing current health and happiness instead of ideas about future health, fitness, and positive body image.
I've long been overwhelmed by an unwieldy list of goals that would sit, unaccomplished, in a long-term to-do list year after year. Then I came across a simple trick that solved my chronic problem. As gimmicky as it may sound, I'm now accomplishing everything I'd been putting off in just an hour a day. Here's how you can, too.
This post was written by Leo Babauta of ZenHabits.net I’m going to take a wild leap and suggest that procrastination is a problem that plagues even the best of us. Yes, even Scott Young must procrastinate once in awhile.
Most of us—no matter how many time-saving techniques we employ—don't have enough time to waste. When we do, we try to fill the void with more tasks. The problem with all your productivity?
Getting guaranteed results in just about anything can be very easy… Never hit “publish” on the blog post you’re unsure of. Never launch your start-up.
Dear Lifehacker, Lately I've been completely unmotivated to do anything. Getting things done at work is a challenge, and it's even worse at home. My apartment is becoming a mess, I never cook anymore, and I've been unable to keep up a healthy diet. I don't feel depressed or all that unhappy—just very unmotivated. Is there anything I can do to recharge? Sincerely, Dangerously Demotivated
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Procrastination gets a bad rap, likely because we use it in excess. Putting too many things off is a problem, but the opposite isn't necessarily much better. Last year I managed to completely eradicate procrastination from my life, only to learn that it has its purpose.
Post written by Leo Babauta .
For the last two weeks I’ve been posting the Top 20 Motivation Hacks, one by one.
If you find your attention wandering over the course of the day and you have a difficult time staying engaged and motivated with your tasks, the secret may be in planning specific times where you dive into your work, and other times where you take real breaks—as in times when you do something completely unrelated to your job to recharge.
‘Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.’
‘There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth…not going all the way, and not starting.’