If you’re trying to motivate yourself, rather than pumping yourself up with “I can do this!” Ask yourself, “Can I do this? And if so, how?”
If you can ask yourself the question
And trigger the ideation process
You’ll perform better in the moment.
See if this helps:
Before you even answer the question
Imagine yourself having already done it.
It just might release enough tension
To allow you to begin ideating
And before you know it
The thing you didn’t want to do
Didn’t think you could do
Didn’t think you had the “gotta wanna” to do
P.S. Today’s email inspired by Daniel Pink, from his book “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.”