Get Motivated by Asking These 12 Simple Questions

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This post has stuff about a previous relationship. My perspective has changed

Unmotivated:Do anything you can to avoid doing what you must

Do anything you can to avoid doing what you must.

That seems to be my motto as of late. Unintentionally, but still. I find it tedious to force myself into the drudgery of necessity. I have no drive to do my job or to finish side projects. As I was reading Why Change Fails over on Dumb Little Man I was struck with the thought that I have lost track. I have something that I know needs doing but I don’t want to do it. I am unmotivated. So I came up with these 12 questions, based off of Jay’s post to help me get in the mood. For now I’m calling them the Task Trac.

The Task Trac Will Punch Your Unmotivation in the Face!

Take 35-45 minutes to answer these questions. Then refer back to them whenever you’re feeling unmotivated. It worked for me!

  1. Why must I complete this task?
  2. What’s keeping me from finishing it?
  3. Why do I want to finish it?
  4. What will I have to sacrifice to “git ‘er done?”
  5. What’s getting me off track?
  6. What is the primary objective that I aim to complete?
  7. What are 5 simple steps I can take to get started?
  8. What will prevent me from completing this task?
  9. What can I do RIGHT NOW to see some progress?
  10. What, if anything, has changed that I didn’t originally account for?
  11. What can I do to adapt to these changes?
  12. What, if anything, am I afraid of?

Photography by pontusphoto. Poster generated by Big Huge Labs. The quote, however, is all mine.