One of the most popular blog posts I’ve ever written is about motivation. It’s been read about a million and a half times. Close to two thousand people still read it every day, even though it was written back in 2012.
The article is titled “Need some motivation right now? Read This IMMEDIATELY”
I wrote the article to myself one day, when I was feeling especially useless and apathetic. This happens more often than I’d like to admit.
Sometimes when I’m feeling that way, I go back and read this post. What started as a tongue-in-cheek rant about motivation turned into something that actually works for me. Maybe it will work for you too.
In today’s episode of Lifestyle Business Weekly, I’m going to read this post to you. If you need some motivation right now, listen to this IMMEDIATELY ;)
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The Work and The Results are two different things. You can’t say “I want to do the results.” You can only say “I’m going to do the work.” You might want to accomplish the results, but results only happen because of the work you do.
Any project or system that involves people, no matter how well-intentioned, eventually loses luster once the initial excitement and momentum wears off. Everything becomes a job after long enough, no matter how infatuated you were in the beginning.
Every creative person, every entrepreneur and everyone who tries something new needs to realize and accept this. Your work is going to suck in the beginning.
Motivation is a funny thing. We can feel sluggish, depressed, tired and unmotivated towards the work we *know* we want/need to get done.
I read last week that a record number of people are leaving their jobs. They’re leaving because we’re in a tight labor market right now, and finding a better job is easy.
Tell me if this sounds familiar. You start working on a new task, which requires you to do some research or look something up.