Motivation seems to ebb and flow randomly. I would really like to develop a better understanding of how to build up consistent motivation and maintain it. A few influencing factors I’ve noticed on my motivation are:

  • How many calories I ate that day and the day before (more generally gives me a bit more motivation)
  • If there is anything that scares or angers me that gives me drive
  • If I have something I am excited about working on
  • If I’ve exercised too much or too little recently I’ve noticed that can reduce my motivation

General advice from the internet suggests:

  • Set small and measurable goals
  • Develop a mantra (verbal statement reinforcing a positive mindset)
  • Commit publicly to accomplishing a certain task
  • Create your own routines and rituals


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Joel Gross

Joel Gross is the CEO of Coalition Technologies.