Motivating Myself to Be Motivated

~6 1/2 months. That s roughly how long it has been since my last post. 6 1/2 months.

I know when I started this, there was a very good chance I would not follow through or I would just stop posting (don’t believe me? Go back and read some of my last posts). I could sit here and give you excuses as to how busy I have been. Between a summer chalk full of fun and adventure, both kids being in school and soccer season beginning, for which I am an assistant coach for my daughter, time has been minimized. But those are just excuses.

Over the last 6.5 months, I have written down a handful of different blog post ideas, always with the intention of writing them. But when I sit down to do it, I just cannot find the final push to actually write them. I do not particularly like writing, but that too is just an excuse. The truth is, I am lazy. Ok… maybe lazy is not the right word, because I am always on the go and doing something. But I am just not motivated. Since the middle of the summer, I have been in a funk. Just constant bad moods, high anxiety and trouble staying focused. I find menial tasks difficult to accomplish. No motivation to write or really do anything. So, why now?

As I have discussed many time on this blog, I am a HUGE fan of Lewis Howes and his podcast. Well recently I listed to an AMAZING interview with author and entrepreneur, James Clear. James has a new book out on creating habits, and one of the fundamentals he discusses is breaking it down and just starting somewhere. I decided, if I am going to write, I have to create a habit of it and start somewhere. I broke it down to coming up with idea, and then from there, perhaps just creating a blog title for an article. Maybe just a rough draft…. but not to take on too much at once. Before you can run a mile everyday, you have to show up everyday… so we create a small habit, and build from there.

I have a lot of goals and aspirations, but James also says something else that really resonated with me. James states that “we do not rise to the level of our goals, but fall to the level of our systems.” By this he means that many people have similar goals, but just having a goal does not mean you will reach it, you have to have the systems in place to to work hard and get you there. So as I take a step back, to re-examine my systems, I hope you follow along as I continue my journey to my new career. Detailing my trials and tribulations and sharing with you my thoughts and feelings as well as a little about me along the way.

What are some of the steps you do to stay motivated and keep after your goals. Please share those with me below and hopefully we can all learn something new! Also, if you are interested in hearing more from me, please subscribe to future posts and maybe that will help me to stay motivated to share with you all as well!

Have a great day!

4 thoughts on “Motivating Myself to Be Motivated

  1. Hi, I’ve been working on developing systems where they don’t come naturally to me at all. If you’re interested in systems then I’d really recommend
    1)GTD,
    2) Getting Results the Agile Way and
    3) John Doerrs recent book on OKRs.
    If you know them already then good luck in implementing your systems. If you don’t then let me know and I’ll send along some links for implementation. You don’t actually need the books to implement any of the systems and I’ve found them really helpful. GTD helps you get control of the daily tasks and projects. Agile results helps you plan the week and OKRs help get up to the quarterly planning mark.

    All the best in your journey!

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