You DON’T need more motivation or willpower

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Motivation and Willpower
 
2 things we often are told,
or feel we need more of,
 
or are the things that let us down!
 
 
Thing is, they are both inverse to each other.
 
Your willpower is like your phone battery.
You only have so much of it,
and it gets drained throughout the day, dependant
on how often you draw on it.
 
 
Motivation levels dictate how much willpower
you’ll draw upon.
 
 
Here’s why………….
 
If you’re motivated to do something,
you’ll need minimal willower to carry it out,
and likely just do it.
 
Then vice versa for actions and tasks
you feel un-motivated to do – you’ll need willpower.
 
 
Therefore it’s crazy to rely on both long term,
to do the things you want or need,
as it’s all “about your battery – and unreliable!
 
 
 
So what’s the answer?
 
 
1) Know what you’re trying to achieve (personal or work)
and WHY you’re doing it. What would it mean to complete or
achieve it?
 
2) Don’t go too big. Again, deciding to implement
something which is a big step up
will draw on both willpower and motivation.
 
Might happen about 1 in 5 attempts,
and isn’t a sustainable long term option.
 
3) Therefore….. work out “What is the NEXT SMALL step I can take from where I’m at, at the moment to move forward”.
Whatever you come up with, go smaller, and then do THAT,
but often.
 
 
Why?
 
Well, because small steps
don’t draw or require motivation.
don’t draw on willower.
are sustainable as they don’t place demand on us daily.
 
 
Make sense?
SMALL STEPS REPEATED OFTEN WON’T NEED MOTIVATION OR WILLPOWER
AND WILL YIELD BETTER RESULTS LONG TERM.
 

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