How To Actually Get Things Done
Updated: Jan 10, 2020
Motivation is for suckers - don’t try and get motivated this year, it won’t last, trust me.
All those guru’s who try to motivate you, I’m sorry to say, they have been selling you a dud.
Motivation WILL NOT save you – the quicker you learn that, the better off you’ll be!
It's no wonder research suggests only 8% of people will follow through on goals they set in January!
The problem with motivation is that it is based on your ‘feelings’ and you can’t always control how you feel – but you do have quite a lot of control over what you actually do!
If you’re waiting ‘to feel like it’, sorry to break it to you, but you’re probably not going to be very productive.
The flip side to motivation though is ‘WILL POWER’.
'WILL POWER' is about getting things done even when you don’t feel like it – that’s the secret ingredient you’ve been missing. That's it, nothing more, nothing less.
There is a science to it – but I won’t get into that here.
All you need to know is the relationship (and the difference) between motivation and will power.
Notably, remember this:
“The higher your level of motivation, the lower the ‘will power’ required, which also means that the lower your level of motivation, the greater the ‘will power’ required..”