8. Use fear. This may seem like a dirty little trick, but sometimes it’s a necessary evil to truly learn how to stay motivated. If you are unable to connect with why you do what you do, perhaps thinking of what would happen if you didn’t will remind you. You may use this only as a last resort if nothing else seems to be working.
ACTION STEP: Think of what you could lose if you don’t get the task at hand completed. Analyze what’s at stake and let the fear of losing these valuable things pump you into getting motivated!