I recently talked to a friend about a project she started after years of procrastinating. She was extremely happy because she overcame her struggle with lack of motivation. I celebrated with her as I understood first-hand how difficult it can be to move away from procrastination and toward action.
During our conversation, we identified the steps she took to turn her dread into excitement. In sum, “action precedes motivation” — a quote by Robert McKain that has helped me quite a bit! Rather than waiting to get excited before you take action, you have to first take action and then you’ll get excited. See, when you begin to move toward your goals, you gain momentum and when you gain momentum you ignite motivation!
If you have something you’ve been putting off, don’t procrastinate any longer. Just get moving! Take a action and watch your motivation grow!
If you’d like to learn more about what motivates you, take Tamara Lowe’s free Motivation DNA self-assessment.