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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Not feeling 300% motivated and full of energy 24/7 every single day? This is what you should ask yourself, instead of beating yourself up

Do you have any dreams?
Do you have any goals?

Most probably, yes.
And it is also very probable that you are working toward them. 
Chances are also very good that, once in a while, you may not feel like working on them and for them.
You may wonder... It is possible to be 300% motivated and full of energy 24/7 every single day?

Let me ask you something else, instead.
Is it reasonable to expect that from yourself?

[Never, never, never, never give up, they say.
What if, sometimes, it just feels so difficult?]

Let's be honest: not really.
Still, even if it is not humanly possible to be a ruthless goals machine every single minute of your day, you can become very fast at getting back on track every time that you are going to slip up.

Slipping up is human and, sure thing, it is going to happen at some point. Yes, even to you.
The trick is not aiming to never slip up. Taking into account that you will slip up and be working on how to make getting back on track as easy as pie will do the trick for you instead.

Quotes, mantras, life mottoes and such can be very useful, for this matter.

Here one of my favorite ones:


"He who has a why can endure any how", sometimes also translated as "He who has a why to live can bear almost any how", is a perfect example.

In German, it says: "Wer ein Warum hat, dem ist kein Wie zu schwer".

What's the why behind your goals and your dreams?
Why are you doing what you are doing?
Even more, what for?

PS. This one is for F., my new accountability buddy. :)

Tags: Goals, Projects, Purpose, Motivation, Quotes

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