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Ditching the Motivation Myth: The Unseen Power of Just Starting!

Hey there, friend! I've got something on my mind that I've found super helpful, and I wanted to share it with you. So, here's the deal—I've stopped relying on motivation.

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I don't sit around waiting for motivation to hit me like a lightning bolt. Sure, if it happens, it's a nice surprise, like getting an unexpected bonus. But it's not the driving force behind why I do things.

Take my morning movement routine, for instance. I'm rarely motivated for it, but I know my body feels awesome when I kick off my day with a bit of activity. I've realized I could either wait for motivation to strike three times a year or just power through about 320 times a year without it.

And let's talk about batch cooking. I'm motivated about half the time, and the other half, I have to drag myself into the kitchen like a dog owner pulling their stubborn pup off the sidewalk for a walk (yep, I'm both the dog and the walker in this scenario).

When it comes to writing my blog posts, motivation is nowhere to be found when I'm staring at that blank page. But magically, once I've got a first draft, motivation decides to join the party, spreading over me like avocados on toast. Funny how it tends to show up after we take action.

Here's the scoop: I've learned that taking steps toward my goals, even when I'm not feeling motivated, is the only way to make progress.

We all have those moments when we'd rather do anything else. Like, when faced with a task, it's tempting to choose scrubbing the inside of the trash can until it glistens over the thing we actually need to do. I once heard a coach say that if she doesn't feel like working, her only alternative is to stare at a blank wall for an hour. After about five minutes of that, boredom kicks in, and she's back to work. Genius, right?

The key is prioritizing what we want and staying committed, especially when the motivation is on vacation. Trust me, the secret sauce to success doesn't include motivation in the mix. Good thing, 'cause finding that stuff is trickier than stumbling upon ume plum vinegar.

So, here's the real deal—you don't need motivation. What you need is a plan, a start, and the determination to keep going. No matter what you're working toward, you've got this, and you definitely don't need motivation to make it happen. Cheers to that! 🚀

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