Tricks to Motivate You

I answered a question on Linked In today about whether it’s possible to become more disciplined. My answer wasn’t really about discipline though, because that word turns me off. It makes me think of following rules, being punished if I don’t, rigidity and fear. Ick.

So my answer was about motivation instead. And tricks. Fun ways to get yourself to do stuff.If the end result of your work is something you really, really want, it’s not hard to get motivated. If you don’t want the result, why bother? Whatever project you’re putting off, trace it back and find out what the original motivation was and whether it’s still valid.If it’s valid and you still don’t want to do it, pay someone else to do it! Or, try some of these tricks.

What tricks do you use to get yourself going and stay on task?

Rabbit out of a Hat from laneesque’s photostream.