How to get motivated to do things you need to do but don’t want to do

Are you wondering: How to get motivated to do things you to do but don’t want to do?

Don’t wait to get motivated. It won’t happen. That said, there techniques you can use to get inspired when you’re not in the mood. I’ve provided some simple techniques below.

But, before we get into it, here’s the other thing you need to understand about motivations and doing things you don’t want to do. You don’t need to be motivated to be in action.

Action and how you feel about an action are two separate things. Any time you’re waiting for a feeling to inspire you to do something, you’re wasting valuable time. Feelings come and go. This is true even when it comes to things we love to do.

Always ask yourself: What would I like to achieve here? In other words, what outcome are you committed to?

If you live in the world of your “feelings”, you are greatly limiting your potential.How to get motivated to do things you don't want to do

Here is an example:

A woman, who is an entrepreneur at heart, but works for a big company decides she’d like to start a business. It is something that would inspire her if she could achieve it. To make it happen, she has to wake up early and work at it before her day job five days a week.

Every morning she wakes up at 4AM, drags herself out of bed, and curses her existence.

As she starts her laptop,  she thinks about how she’d love to go back to bed. But she works anyway.

Six months – after working early mornings and weekends and more, she launches the business. In short order, the business does well and she makes enough money to quit her corporate job.

On her last day in cubicleland, she looks around her and gets her achievement. In the moment she is more powerful than she’s ever been before. She understands what it’s like to desire a goal she thought was unattainable.  She knows now what she’s made of. This is after months of not feeling like working most mornings.

Here’s the other thing she’s trained herself to do: Her brain and body are much better at getting into action faster than they used to be because she doesn’t wait to “feel like it”. This will translate to greater success in all areas of her life. (She could even train to run a marathon now.)

Bottom line: Take your focus off your feelings and get in action. And the feelings of awesomeness will follow!

To encourage yourself to be more excited about getting motivated around new project (or run a marathon, or even losing 10 lbs) there are three ways that may help:

How to get motivated to do things you need to do but don’t want to do

Method #1: Get really clear on what you desire and what your end goal is. Close your eyes, imagine you have what you want in the area of life you’re feeling uninspired to be in action in.

For example, if you’re at work and not feeling motivated to do a project you need to do, stop what you are doing in that moment and fast forward to your future. Close your eyes. Visualize what you’d like to achieve when this project is complete. Will it get you closer to a big successful product launch? Will you get to leave early from work that day? Or, maybe you will be happier and more satisfied in your life, because it will be behind you.

Get inspired about the outcome and what it will bring to your life.

Conjure up those feelings of awesomeness, then spring into action.

Method #2: Pair the activity you don’t want to do with something you love. For example, I hated running until I started listening to audiobooks when I run. Since I love to learn and never have enough time to read, running has now become my favorite time. And as a result, I’ve never been fitter.

Combine an activity that inspires you with one that doesn’t.  It will help you create new neural pathways that introduce feelings of enjoyment with the activity you don’t necessarily love to do. This will encourage you to be in action in all areas of life around things you need to do but may not feel like doing.

Method #3: Focus on incremental progress. Trying to do way too much is the biggest mistake people make. Start small. Break down the activity you are not motivated by into small chunks of work. Work slowly so you can hyper focus on what you’re doing.

Acknowledge the small progress you’re making. Don’t rush the process. Consistent ritual action is the key to success.

Train yourself to be motivated when you’re not is a skill. It requires practice. So be patient with yourself and try the above techniques to get yourself in action.

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how to defeat laziness

How to defeat laziness

Are you feeling guilty because you’ve been lazy lately? Are you lacking ambition? Are you lacking motivation to want to do anything but relax , “chill out” or have fun? Want to learn how to defeat laziness?

Or, maybe you’re annoyed at someone because they are being lazy when you’d like them to get in action?

Shifting from being lazy to being productive first requires a choice to do so. And in most cases, getting to that choice requires a simple shift in context, seeing your world in a different light.

Read on to learn what makes people lazy and what to do about it.

How to defeat laziness easily with these simple tips

Reason for laziness#1: You have nothing to get in action over or be excited about in your near future.

Solution: Create something. You are not feeling ambitious because you haven’t chosen what you’d like to achieve.

This is not a fun place to be. When you’re in between choices of what to do in life and which way to go, it creates an environment of unhappiness. And, when you feel crappy you might want to avoid everything by distracting to defeat laziness

So, close your eyes and visualize what you desire most in life and in your near future. Mentally see and feel what you want. It’s any easy way to get present to what you desire so you can then decide what you need to do about it.

Ask yourself: What do I want to accomplish in the next year? And then work backwards to decide on what milestones you need to accomplish this week and next month etc, that will get you where you want to go.

Having a burning desire for something and working towards it will pull you into action.

Reason for laziness #2: You’re really bad at doing things when you don’t “feel” like doing them.

Solution: Learn how to defeat laziness by separating your feelings from your commitments and actions.

Learning how to separate what you feel like doing from what you need to do to forward what you want in life is an important skill.  What you feel about action and the actual act of doing are totally separate things. You can still take an action without feeling like it.

It’s a crucial skill to hone because in many times in life when you deeply desire something the work you need to do to take you from where you are to achieving that end goal are a bunch of not-so-fun milestones.

For example, a runner that wants to win a marathon, must train every single day. And there will be days when they don’t want to. But, if they don’t do what they don’t feel like, they’ll never reach the end goal.

Take on a hobby or learn a skill you don’t “feel” like learning and you’ll be able train yourself to be more resilient. You’ll also want to learn quick ways of getting yourself motivated.

Reason for laziness #3: You feel stuck in a situation you can’t control, so you’ve given up.

Solution: Fill your knowledge gap or take a new action

If you ever feel stuck in any area of life you can unstick yourself by taking a new action or by learning what to do. The only reason people get stuck is because they don’t have the knowledge to know what to do, or they haven’t taken an effective action.

Reason for laziness #4: You have been working really hard and you really do need a break. You’ve reached a point of exhaustion.

Solution: Relax. (Like really, relax. Tune out. Get away. Unplug. DO NOTHING!)

If you are the type of person who pushes yourself and is deeply ambitious and you desire massive success, you might have pushed yourself too hard. You might need a break! Allow yourself to have a break! Sometimes being lazy – doing nothing! – is crucial for your mental and physical health.

This is hard for some people even when their body and mind is telling them to take a break.

Reason for laziness #5: You have low or no energy.

Solution: Too much caffeine, sugar, alcohol, and overeating can trigger low energy. You may feel like you have no energy to accomplish anything. You might also go and get a checkup. Low or no energy could be linked to depression. There are some simple solutions to no energy. Read these tips.


Here is the bottom line on how to defeat laziness…Don’t let your feelings run the show. Get in action around what inspires you. Don’t waste your life avoiding, putting off and not doing what you want.

Flipping the switch from lazy to productive is a skill. Train yourself and commit to getting what you want and being in action.

And action you might want to start with is to join Awesome Life Club. It’s an easy part of your success structure (and it’s free!) CLICK HERE.

7 Daily actions that make you feel good and keep you motivated

I was recently asked for some coaching expertise on daily actions anyone can take to feel good and stay motivated, so below are 7 daily actions that make you feel good and keep you motivated.

Of course, before you do any of the things below you have to be someone who continuously CHOOSES to be fulfilled, to be happy and feel good.

In the end, it’s all about who you choose to be moment to moment. The more you train yourself to be happy and fulfilled and get back to it when you’re not feeling it, the better you’ll become.

7 Daily actions that make you feel good and keep you motivated

1. Be grateful. Stop what you’re doing for a few minutes each day (and especially when you’re in a negative funk) and take the time to either think about the things in your life you are grateful for, or write them down.7 Daily actions that make you feel good and keep you motivated

Be intentional about being grateful. It’s an easy way to feel joyful, get inspired and bring more great situations and people into your life. Learn more about why gratitude rocks, here.

2. Get grounded in what you’re committed to from a big picture perspective. Every morning, Steve Jobs used to ask himself: “If today was the last day of my life would I be happy about what I’m about to accomplish today?”.

An easy way to feel good in the present when you have things you aren’t particularly inspired or motivated to do is to get present to your future goals, what you are trying to achieve. If you’re working towards things in your life that excited you (which you should be!) then it’s an easy way to get immediately inspired.

Think about your future self and what you’re working to accomplish. Visualize it and take it into your day.It will dictate what actions you need to take. And you’ll always be progressing an moving forward.

3. Talk to yourself in the mirror. Before you leave the house in the morning take a moment to acknowledge yourself. Look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself out loud that you are brilliant.

Get present to your greatness. Think about awesome times you achieved incredible things in your past. Reflect on how great you are.

Doing this every day will translate to massive confidence and producing incredible results in all areas of your life.

4. Make a difference for someone else. There is nothing better than doing something incredible for someone else just for the sake of it. This can be anyone – a stranger or friend or lover.

Express your kindness and generosity. Don’t be stingy with your love. Really be in the moment when you are with other people. Make them feel heard and loved.

5. Do some high intensity aerobic activity. This type of exercise stimulates endorphins and the release of the feel good chemical dopamine.

So, get your body moving. It’ll make you feel good and likely when you look in the mirror at your awesome body you’ll feel pretty motivated too!

6. Do something to treat yourself. Every day you should do something you consider fun just for the sake of fun. Indulge. Watch a show you love. Eat a snack you love. Grab a tea break with a friend. Life is to be enjoyed. It’s fine to be serious but you also need to let your “freak flag fly” regularly.

7. Do something physically taxing. Even if you only do it for ten minutes, do something to really challenge your system. It will help you build resiliency. It will also help you stay motivated. When you’re in a negative state the quickest way to shift it is to shock your body.

And of course, another structure to keep you feeling good and to help you stay motivated is to join Awesome Life Club, the coolest free club on the web dedicated to your greatness.