Fuck Motivation!

Things about the motivation that better to understand sooner than later

You want motivation?

Here is one that I particularly like:

There is no fast way to succeed.

There is no fast way to earn anything valuable in this life.

The shortcut is the longcut.

The point of meditation is not the enlightenment in the end. The point is in what you experience during your long daily meditation sessions.

Don’t get me wrong. Motivation is ok.

It will get you started. You may start jogging in the morning, exercising regularly, practice mediations, cutting on bad habits and whatever else.

You want to know the recipe for success?

Here are the ingredients: self-discipline, deep work, and flow.

Self-discipline

Read “The Willpower Instinct” by Kelly McGonigal. Learn that willpower is a muscle and you can train it by overcoming challenges. Cherish discomfort. Seek it deliberately. Create your daily routine consisting of uncomfortable things and follow it. Measure your progress and reward yourself when you reach milestones.

Deep work.

Read “Deep Work” by Cal Newport. The ability to intensively process and work with information for long periods of time along with the ability to focus your attention are the skills that we rarer than ever these days. They increase in value exponentially and will ensure your success.

Flow.

I wrote a separate essay about the state of flow. Please, check it out and let me know what you think. Learn how to summon the state of flow when you need it. Working doesn’t have to be hard it just has to be smart.

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Chengeer Lee

Chengeer Lee

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