Question of the Day – No. 133

What do you do to motivate yourself?

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  1. I watch lots of YouTube videos with and about successful people. I see that all of them put tons of work daily and through that work they managed to get successful. Whenever I feel like I don’w want to do things, I think about how important it is to put in the work daily to get where I want to go.

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      1. You are so right DM. I write my books at my new speed. I do the same with my blogs. I know I should get faster at producing posts for my blog. I was writing each day. I might get back to that maybe just maybe.

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  2. I think about all the time I’ve wasted and all the things I could’ve been if I hadn’t taken a wrong turn 10 years ago.

    I look around at the state my life is in and know that, if I don’t do something about it right now, I’ll still be here this time next year.

    And I look at my beautiful, terminally ill neighbour, who had a million things she was going to do, but who will never get the chance to do them now.

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    1. Sometimes seeing illness in other people can be a mind-blowing experience that makes us reevaluate our lives. I subscribe to the idea that we need to do things today if we want some changes.

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  3. I simply decide before I go to sleep what thing I want to get done the next day. It’s setting intentions so that my subconscious works on the how while I’m asleep so that my conscious mind is in a positive state of motivation to get it done when I wake up.

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    1. That’s a very interesting approach! Have you noticed any difference between the days you do it and the days you don’t (in case you have days you don’t do it)?

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      1. I do it every day. I have noticed that since I started doing this I get a heck of a lot more done and feel good when if I chose to do something small.

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  4. Pinterest! I can always find motivation on Pinterest. Some days it’s AA related, others I’m looking for healthy recipes, sometimes I just look for inspiring memes. Without fail, I can find something motivational on Pinterest.

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  5. Oh I love this! I found your blog because you came to mine (thank you!! it’s been a while and I expected no visitors). I really like the one question… leading the comments and the conversation is quite lovely. I’m gushing, sorry! What do I do to motivate myself?
    Honestly I don’t know. Right now, I am in the midst of motivation heaven. I have the willpower to control my eating (rather needed after a couple of years of not), I have found it in myself to attack two teenagers’ bedrooms, which is rather like tackling Mount Everest, and I am writing more consistently than in a long time. But I can’t switch off!
    So right now, motivation is easy. Two weeks ago I could not find it for toffee. I love TED talks, but sometimes need motivation to watch them!!
    Having noticed I have some, I am at least making the most of it!

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    1. I’ve seen you haven’t posted in a while, but I hope you’ll do it more often from now on because you’re doing it pretty well so it’s my pleasure. I do watch TED talks from time to time, but I usually watch Impact Theory episodes which I find very thought-provoking.

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  6. I love your question. Getting motivated is a tough task. I normally write on my blog and I feel refreshed and think to myself that next time I should be writing better than this and that makes me try to do better and that’s a motivation for me. I listen to the same songs which are a favorite of mine and feel good . I talk to people whom I can connect with and their passion about certain things makes me feel motivated. It could be silly but the spark when they talk about it is felt. Oh yes, last but not least , I draw and for me it’s the highest form of motivation!

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    1. Great strategy. I’ve actually seen again that movie recently. It is great, but I believe there are not enough advices about doing some work regarding to whatever we want.

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