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How To Get Motivated Again – The Fed and Fearless Podcast Episode 29

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If you’re feeling a lack of motivation to get anything done right now, you’re not alone. I too am feeling that lack of motivation to stay focused on work with everything that’s happening right now. Some tasks just need to get done, though, so I’ve put together a list of 5 steps to take to get motivated to take action when you’re just not feeling it.

 

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How to get motivated when you have a lack of motivation

Motivation is a myth. Most people don’t jump up every morning ready to tackle their to-do list. Yes, spurs of motivation are possible and do happen. But for the most part, people train themselves to get stuff done. That’s why you can’t rely on motivation to be the force behind what you actually want to accomplish.

The first thing you can do to get motivated is to figure out why you need to do something. By recognizing the reason why behind the task – for example, you’ll feel good after exercising or a product launch will bring your business more money – you’re more likely to do it.

Next, focus on simply getting started. You don’t need to create a masterpiece when you’re feeling unmotivated. Sometimes even the act of doing the bare minimum task will be enough to prompt you into further action.

As one of the most easily distracted people out there, I know what it’s like to lose your concentration when working on something you don’t love. That’s why it’s so important to create a distraction-free zone to work in. You can also use aids like the Freedom App to keep digital distractions at bay.

If it’s at all possible, try to make the task fun. Play your favorite music, take dance breaks, or even make it a game. Not possible? Give yourself something to look forward to after completing what you’re struggling with.

Finally, if you can’t get yourself motivated at all, you need to examine and explore why that is. Is there a mental block preventing you from carrying out the work? Why does it cause you discomfort and create a lack of self-confidence? When you explore the reasoning behind why you’re struggling, you’ll hopefully be able to move forward in motivation.

Are you struggling with a lack of motivation? What would make your tasks more fun? Let me know in the comments below! 

 

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IN THIS EPISODE

  • Why motivation is a myth
  • Why you can’t rely on motivation to spur you forward
  • What happens when you recognize “the why” behind the goal or task
  • How to take imperfect action and reduce the barriers to achieving your task
  • How to create a distraction-free work zone
  • Why making an activity fun can make it easier to do
  • How to work through the discomfort and a lack of self-confidence around why you’re struggling to do something

 

QUOTES

“If we’re going to achieve the things we want to achieve in life, there are going to be times where we have to take action in spite of a lack of motivation.” (6:34)

“Doing it will actually start to build momentum towards bigger action. So, identify a small action step that you can easily take and then just do it.” (26:23)

“Figuring out the emotional reason behind why you’re so hesitant to do something is so important. Because if you’re going to move past that, you have to deal with that emotional challenge so you can free yourself up to do the thing that you want to do.” (48:02)

 

 

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