How to Stay Motivated

I was chatting to a friend last night. He was looking at all the content that I’ve produced over the last few weeks.

He asked me, “How do you stay motivated?”

I gave him three reasons.

Three Reasons for Motivation 🔗︎

The first is that I am currently on holidays and don’t have much to do. This of course makes spending a few minutes on this every day very easy.

The second is that I’ve been thinking about doing something like this for quite a while so I had quite a few idea’s in the bank ready to write out. This makes writing about certain topics seem very easy. I’ve had the post in my head for sometimes months before I had written about it in this period.

The third reason is that I want to improve my communication skills and writing every day presents a great opportunity to improve these skills. I’ve been a part of Toastmasters this year as well, and that has helped me a crazy amount with improving my public speaking skills.

The Key to Motivation 🔗︎

I find that trying to motivate yourself into doing something can be extremely difficult. This kind of forcing yourself to do things can work for a time, but you are fighting a losing battle.

A much better approach is to have that intrinsic motivation. The kind of motivation that makes the work feel effortless. This is the kind of motivation I have with this blog. Writing a post is something I get kind of excited about, it’s not something that I need to force myself to do. In the long term, this is the only way you will stick to those things you want to do.