The Key to Getting Motivated: Give Up

trying to “get motivated” can often make matters worse. The real problem isn’t that you don’t feel like taking action. Rather, it’s the underlying assumption that you need to feel like taking action before you can act. Which explains the hidden pitfall of most “motivational” advice: it’s not about how to get things done, but about how to get in the mood for getting things done.

The paradox of motivation is that you don’t really need it to start.

What you really need to do is enjoy the process of progressing. Just make sure you like what you’re doing first. Enthusiasm and just doing makes motivation meaningless.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.