10 Ways to Convince Yourself to Keep Going
Some days, you just can’t get yourself going.
The tasks you have ahead of you seem hard. Your to-do list looks never-ending. And you might start to wonder: Why am I doing this again?
And for those days, we’ve scoured the web to find all the tips and tricks you need to boost your motivation. Whatever slump you’ve found yourself in, there’s sure to be an answer below to help you climb out of it.
- Check out these ideas for getting through the things you don’t want to do. (ZenHabits)
- Turns out, the key to actually getting stuff done may be to stop trying to get yourself motivated. (99U)
- See what you can learn from these fascinating studies about what really motivates us at work. (TED)
- Learn the surprising secrets of super motivated people. (Real Simple)
- Here’s how to get rid of the seven things that are killing your motivation. (StartupBros)
- Think you have to be passionate about what you’re doing to stay motivated? Think again. (Buffer)
- See what the science has to say about keeping yourself going. (Time)
- Hear what some big doers have to say about staying motivated when your goals are epic. (Fast Company)
- Sometimes working in a corporate environment can be a little demoralizing—but these tips will help you keep going. (Prolific Living)
- Try this simple trick for keeping your motivation strong through your whole to-do list. (Lifehacker)
Want more? Check out some of our great articles on getting yourself motivated.
- 5 Ways to Motivate Yourself (and Everyone Around You)
- How to Stay Motivated Even After You've “Made It”
- 5 Simple Ways to Stay Motivated at Work
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