I’ve worked it out. Motivation comes in waves. Like ocean waves, along the Beach of Life. There you are, drifting infuriatingly close to The Shore of Productivity and Accomplishment, almost completely at the whim of these seemingly unpredictable waves, and you think to yourself that maybe, just maybe, the shore is within your reach.
Occasionally, a huge motivational wave will appear, and if you focus, you can ride it all the way to the shore. But other times you’ll be dumped before you hit the beach.
Sometimes you feel a wave rising beneath you, but by the time you’ve decided it might be worth catching, it’s already passed you by so you go back to floating and watching clouds and wondering what would happen if nothing ever happened at all.
And if, by chance, you do find yourself wondering what would happen if nothing ever happened at all, allow me to save you the trouble by telling you that the answer really is just that. Nothing.
Which is why we need to make our own waves.
Whether it’s as emotionally mature as setting goals, or as simple as shouting instructions inside your own head, make waves. Otherwise you’re left floating aimlessly along The Coast of Procrastination, thinking up metaphors that no one will ever need to use.
Waiting for motivation is the same as waiting for inspiration, in that it’s about as effective as teaching violin to a duck.
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