5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Take Action

We’ve all been there before, the alarm clock goes off and we roll over to press the snooze button. Just a few more minutes and you’ll be ready to start the day. The few more moments arrive and you pull yourself out of the bed to start your daily routine. The only thing missing is the high energy you normally would have and the "conquer all" attitude is completely hiding out. Oh where… Oh where can I find thee hiding?

This is so common for everyone but the big question is who can still will themselves to perform at their optimal level minus the motivation that sometimes comes and goes? It is very hard to do if you’re not passionate about what it is that you’re doing however sometimes the most passionate goal setters go through low levels of motivation. Over time I’ve analyzed and studied what makes one goal chaser excel and another goal chaser remain at a mediocre level and the conclusion is that, one doesn’t need to feel motivated to work their plan. The only thing that matters to them is the end result. They have made peace with some days are going to be better than others but no matter what, you must show up for yourself before anyone else will show up for you.

So, what must you do to defeat that thief that we know will eventually show up and temporarily steal your motivation? The answer to this questions is currently being tested on many levels, but the one that seems to work is for you to face that beast. Don’t hide, don’t back down. If you feel unmotivated then say yes I “feel” unmotivated however I have shit to do an no matter what it will get done.

This is how I approach everything in my life. We are not always going to be motivated every single day of our lives. I never heard a millionaire state they loved every day of the journey. Nope! Not one that I can think of but what I do hear them say is get up and work your plan even when you don’t feel like it. Success does not care about how you feel, it cares about the action that you have taken. So many times we pray for certain things but we don’t want to put in the necessary work to make it happen.