Yesterday was a wasteland. A wasteland of motivation. After lunch I hit a wall and felt like I was trudging through mud trying to get things done. I felt like I completely lacked motivation. I hate trying to do anything when I’m not motivated.
So I had two options. (1) I could watch one hour of the best dubstep cat video ever. Or (2) I could make myself motivated. And yes, you can make yourself motivated.
I chose the latter.
I picked up my laptop, walked across the office and sat on a couch. I kicked off my shoes, took everything out of my pockets, and got comfy. I turned off the music, left my phone in another room, and closed every program that wasn’t helping me get stuff done.
Then I worked.
Lack of motivation comes from having anything that you’d rather be doing. When you’d rather be on a beach, you’re demotivated. When you’d rather be playing Mario Brothers on that Nintendo emulator you installed on your computer, you’re demotivated.
But when you can’t help but design something amazing, write the best blog post of your life, or make something that matters, you’re motivated.
So I removed everything I’d rather be doing from the equation. I set my mind on wanting to do my work. I cleared the distractions and got single minded. I created motivation.
I don’t mean to brag, but it was awesome.