I recently got back from three weeks in the wilds of the Russian Altai mountains and am immediately faced with a problem: motivation or, rather, a lack of it.
It affects everything I do, be it putting my shoes on to go out for a run, opening up a Word document to work on a proposal for a new idea, or coming up with an ingeniuous/witty article for this website, it all requires motivation. The problem is that I don’t always have it.
There are times when I can say to myself, “Just do it”, and force myself into action. Times when all it takes is a bit of a mental face slap and I’m back in the game. And then there are times when it doesn’t. When no amount of internal dialogue is going to make a difference and I simply can’t will myself to action.
If I can’t snap myself out of a lull then I need some external input and this is where you come in:
Give me some input.
It’s dead easy. You can Comment on this or any other article on this website. You can send me a message on Twitter or comment one of my Facebook posts. You can email me. If you’re reading this then leave a Comment before you go. Even if it just says “Rubbish!”, I’d rather some honest feedback than stoney silence. It is as motivating to get external input as it is difficult to operate in a void. I’m opening the flood gates, let me have it!