I didn’t know where to start, so I thought it was a good idea to check on a dictionary. It says that motivation is a reason or reasons for acting or behaving in a particular way.
I’m not expert in motivation, to be honest, and I would never describe myself as a motivator.
Plus, this morning, I’m tired, and I had to dig deep to find the motivation to open the laptop and write. Though, here I am.
I’ve learned that motivation is what get me started, but it’s creating a habit or a system that keeps me going.
Take this daily routine. When I started, I had a clear motive. I jumped into it with energy and commitment.
That drive was gone after the first few months, but a new habit was born. One I can’t live without.
Now my motivation to find fifteen minutes every morning to write, even when I don’t feel like it, is the action itself. I have no goals to achieve, just the pleasure of keeping this flow.
I’ve learned that I need to act when I feel motivated and use that drive to create habits that will sustain me after that motivation dries out.