last updated March 1, 2021

It’s okay to struggle with motivation

by Rob Arthur

You’ve set a goal.

You’ve got a plan.

You’re all fired up.

You get started chipping away at your goal.

Then your enthusiasm fades.

You lose your drive.

You’re feeling unmotivated.

Maybe this feeling reared its ugly head before you even started.

Now you’re beating yourself up.

You’re weak.

You’re lazy.

You don’t have the willpower.

You lack discipline.

What good do these feelings serve?

Are they really true?

Are you the only one who’s ever experienced this?

If action were always easy, why would any of us have any problems?

It’s okay to struggle with motivation.

You might be tired or burnt out.

Maybe the goal isn’t something you truly value.

Or your plan isn’t working for you.

None of these make you weak, lazy, or less than.

Taking action can be hard.

Start by exploring why you’re struggling.

Get to the root of your resistance to act.

Then do what you can to fix it.

If you need to make an adjustment, make an adjustment.

If you need to take a break, take a break.

If you need to grind, grind.

If you need to quit, quit.

Any of these are preferable to feelings of inadequacy.

You are worthy of the best life.

Whatever you want that to look like.

You’ve got this.


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