I have once found myself in a precarious situation with procrastination and inconsistency. Wondering why - despite being exposed to certain ideas, opportunities and like-minded people - I'm encumbered with problems and lack the resilience to pull myself together.
I encountered many setbacks just because I was being ignorant - always waiting for an external factors to emotionally inspired me before taking action. It's not until a major emotional life event occurs that I can generate enough motivation to actually get off the couch and do something.
The temporal dopamine hit wasn't just it but I wanted to escape reality in a sense of expecting quick results from the menial work I do.
At this point, I realized I've to build habits that aligned with my long term goals . A habit that'll help me build my mind, my body, my business and my relationship with people. I incorporate some habits that'll help me stay discipline with my goals even when I'm faced with a challenge.
When working on a lofty goals, needing a motivation is like needing a chemo to somehow survive a cancer - however the opposite is true. Action and discipline is what everyone need to persist long term goals.
Motivation is an emotional state which can't fuel and spark the desire to work everyday on your goals and even if it does it's just for the short term.
Just on the past Saturday, I woke at 3am grabbed my glasses and sat in front of my laptop clueless and frustrated. I wasn't enthused that dawn to carry on with the skill acquisition. I guess you're thinking I might have shutdown the laptop and hope back to sleep.
Apparently, that was the trick my mind was playing with me - however I didn't gave into that idea. I lacked motivation at that time but to make an important change in my life I need to do something.
If you're stuck on a problem, don't sit there and think about it; just start working on it. Even if you don't know what you're doing, the simple act of working on it will eventually cause the right ideas to show up in your head.
You work even when you don't want to, even when you feel frustrated, even when you're not getting your desired result. Just do something and see how you'll gain clarity even from the things that seems chaotic to you.
You can become your own source of happiness. You can become your own source of motivation. Action is always within reach. And with simply doing something as your only metric for success - well, then even failure pushes you forward.
The most effective way to achieve any goal is through discipline couple with action that's how you derive inspiration and that's how you stay motivated. You just need to automate and follow the habits that'll be useful to achieving your goals.
Have a nice day. 😌😌