“Ugh, I’ll get up,” I told myself that at the end of the last one second another episode started without my permission. “Okay, I’m going to get some work done after this episode.” Of course, this episode ends on a cliffhanger, which leads me more to finding out what happens rather than sending a Go email. “Well, when I find out what happens, I’m about to turn off the TV.” Geez, why am I still on the couch after three hours?
There are days to come when you won’t really be motivated to do anything. Motivation sucks because we rely too much on it to achieve things, meaning when we don’t feel inspired, we get nothing. Or, we need help to do it. In those days when you feel like you are doing nothing, you can actually circumvent the “need” of your brain for inspiration so that you can feel how you feel.
It all starts with the concept referred to as The Concept Train. This is how the train is decided:
Emotions → Decision → Action
People who have trouble doing things because they lack motivation, follow this train to see it above. They wait until they feel like the task is being done, which leads them to (eventually) decide to do it and, in the end, take action.
Instead the top performers leave the spirit part of the train and go straight to decide to complete the task. By doing this, they take rapid action and, as a result, get things done faster. Now, this is more than a way of saying “just do it”.
“Smart people learn from everything and everyone, average people from their experiences, stupid people are already all the answers.” – Socrates
Another way of looking at this process is to use another variation of The Decision Train:
Motivation → Motivation → Decision → Action
Inspiration is described as “the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something.” Motivation is described as, “the reason or reason for acting or behaving in a particular way.” Therefore, in this decision train, the “Feelings” part is inspiration and inspiration. People will wait until they feel mentally stimulated to achieve something, which leads to motivation. Motivation is a reminder of whether they wanted to do this task in the first place or, in other words, the encouragement (s) they would receive from completing the task. This leads them to the end of this long train, deciding to take action and eventually taking it.
By cutting the feeling of “need” for inspiration and motivation – you can decide to take action first. After the task is completed, the pride you feel through the decision – the mental commitment – that you have made yourself, builds the motivation to complete another task. To say it in another way, taking action creates momentum leading to motivation to take more action.
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That being said, no one is born a top performer, which means that you may need inspiration and motivation (the Feelings part of the train), unless you fully take this approach to productivity Can adopt So, for starters, inspiration is your WHY. This is your mission – your mission. By finding and exploring the mission you are on, you can more easily motivate yourself (as well as others on the same mission) to take action.
As far as motivation, these are referred to as the four areas that drive people: advancement, personal, insanity, and purpose. Advancement-driven people are motivated by reaching new heights (which is the next promotion, reaching goals as a team, and so on). Personally motivated people, see and use their personal goals as the most effective source of motivation (achieving a certain lifestyle, gaining recognition, reaching full life security). Insanity-driven people are motivated by factors such as protest, competition, proving others wrong, and other unconventional elements. In the end, people driven by purpose are motivated by making an impact, helping others, in addition to creating change, and other drivers of that nature.
You can take advantage of the elements of both motivation and motivation and be one step closer to becoming more productive, more focused, and a top performer. When I was struggling to stay motivated, I started by recognizing my WHY and all the incentives that I would get from achieving my goals.
“If something is important, even if there are heaps of odds against you, you should still do it.” – Elon Musk
When I will do any task that I really did not feel like doing, I will ask myself if they will help me achieve my mission – my purpose – or not. I would ask myself if doing that task would help me get the encouragement I was working on. If the answer was no, I would cut it off my to-do list. If the answer was yes, then I would decide to do it and start working before I could talk to myself. Take the same decision to try and achieve the goals you set for yourself and you will finish your goals in no time.