Man Up! Episode #22: Have a Plan, Don’t Depend on Motivation

Depending on motivation is what losers do. Winners rely on their habits. You have to force yourself to work, you have to force yourself to write.

Getting in the habit of waiting for motivation is what losers do. It’s a horrible way to live and to work because you rely on the whim of the muse.

You CONTROL the muse. You tell that bastard when to show its face.

Get in the habit of working when you set times to work, and your degree of motivation should be irrelevant. You’re a worker, regardless of whether you feel like it or not.

Resources:

Titan by Ron Chernow – Book

Methodical Persistence Beats Motivation Every Time – Article