Here’s your situation right now.
You have a massive lack of motivation to do anything. No matter what you attempt to do, it seems that your hard work never pays off.
You are heavily afflicted by a decline in performance, and “f” is became a recurrent word in your daily vocabulary.
You are at a point in your life where you are ready to be done. You are sick and tired of slow progresses and you’ve just stop caring about everything.
It doesn’t matter whether this is about work, school or sports or relationships, you have a disease: you’re LAZY AS F.
That’s the harsh truth. And it’s real bad, man!
We all have goals and dreams, but sticking to them, well…that’s another story.
Keeping your motivation high is tough, distressing, and at some degree also painful. Because motivation is more than listening to someone yelling at you: “Just do it” or “You can do anything! Just take one step at a time!”.
It’s about handling the boredom of doing every day the same things over and over and over again, even when you don’t see positive results and progresses.
And although there are many people who may illuminate you with countless ways to fake motivation and get things done, I can confidently say that they are all BS.
Motivation comes and goes. It doesn’t stay with you forever and you can’t pretend it will. It’s not your b!tch, period!
If you want to get things done and make your goals and dreams a reality, you absolutely need to start doing this one simple yet effective thing:
You’ve got to focus on the action itself, not the outcome.
This is something that, if you make it a habit, it can literally change everything. You will instantly enter in a deep state of commitment that will give you the best possible chance of getting things done. You will start to experience more meaning and fulfillment that you’ve been craving, because instead of being obsessed and attached to the final outcome you finally start giving your full attention to the present moment, and not to the end goal.
You must fall in love with the action. You must go beyond the final outcome and embrace what you are doing in this precise moment. Nothing matters.
If you want to be a world-renown artist, then having your painting displayed in the best galleries of Paris, Rome and New York would be amazing. But the only way to do that is by focusing only on the action of painting every single day, otherwise your ambition and quest for perfection will silently kill you and your motivation.
If you want to be a great writer, then having a best-selling book featured on other would be cool. But the only way to reach that result is to fall in love with the process of typing and typing and typing on that keyboard, even if you think that you have nothing to say.
If you want to be in the best shape of your life, then having six-packs is an enticing idea. But the only way to reach that result is to focus on the process of exercising and eating healthy.
When you stop thinking about the end goal for a moment, you finally start working on your ideas and projects from a place of love and not from one of compulsive obsession.
Now, while this approach can’t guarantee results, because honestly nothing can, it does give you the best possible chance of making lasting changes in your daily routines and life in general.
If you want to become the best in what you do, you’ve got to remember that success is marathon not a sprint. Because at the end, no matter if you’re talking about motivation, the present moment, or making your dreams a reality, at the end success is what everyone wants…and getting what you want in life is not easy at all.
It requires time, hard work and patience. Especially in the beginning, where you’re going to feel lost and alone. In fact there’s no athlete, inventor or creator who have earned any money or recognition, often for years. That’s because there’s no magic pill that makes you successful, motivated and feel ready everyday.
It’s all a matter of embracing what you are doing, regardless of the end result.
And if you hear someone who went from zero to six figures very fast, what you may not know is that she/he had a lot of experience in her field prior to starting her/his business. Probably this person already has an active community or 10,000 hours worth of experience or worked for the best company on the planet and knows all the “dos and don’ts” of running a successful marketing campaign.
Therefore, don’t get demotivated by hearing about these kind of “overnight success stories”, because you’re likely not getting the whole story. Whenever you see an Instagram feed with over 100k or an article in a business magazine about someone reaching his first million in 6 months, you’ve got to understand that you’re probably not hearing the whole story.
So, throw away what everyone else tells you to do to stay motivated and just do your things. Keep painting if you are an artist. Keep writing if you want to become a best-selling author. Keep dancing is you want to be part of the best ballet company in the world. Keep focusing on the action, not the end result.
I believe that this little trick will help you get more things done, achieve more goals and feel more fulfilled and less obsessed in your quest of becoming someone in life.
Hi, I’m Luigi Potenza. Let’s get straight to the point. I’m an avid reader, futurist and an insatiable curious about how things work. Come on over my blog, to watch Bullshit-Free Monologues on how to figure out this thing called LIFE.
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