Waiting to be motivated is bullshit.
Not because motivation isn’t real, (it definitely is), but rather because motivation is fleeting.
What we need instead is accountability.
Ask yourself: Who are you the most afraid of disappointing?
What about disappointing yourself?
I’ve disappointed myself so many times.
Whether it was taking the easy way out when It know it’s not going to work, telling a little white lie when the truth would have been easier in the long run, or letting shallow distractions keep me from deep important work…
We’re often most willing to disappoint ourselves, because of the rationalizations we make about our own motivation.
It wasn’t until my late twenties when my sales career was tanking and I found myself begging to keep the job that I learned about personal accountability.
It was this, “Shit or get off the pot” moment that opened my eyes to one simple fact: when you stop rationalizing away your failures, disappointing yourself is more painful than disappointing anyone else in your life.
I learned that we alone are responsible for our actions (and as a derivative, our own success) and that we must take responsibility for holding ourselves accountable.
When you hold yourself accountable, whether it’s to a business goal, a new positive habit, or simply making your bed every morning before you leave, motivation is never an issue.
NEVER WAIT FOR MOTIVATION
Motivation is a lagging indicator of action…