Originally Posted by Manomanman
The only proven way to find motivation is to do what you love. It really is that simple. As your skill in this area increases, you'll make more money.
Pay others to do what you do not love. Money will motivate them to do these undesirable things
A fabulous idea, with one major flaw. I, and most other people, do not have enough money for this to work. I would pay someone to do all my ironing for me, but I can't afford to. Sometimes we just have to do things we don't like and this idea of 'only do the things you like' is unhelpful. So is trying to learn to love the things you hate doing- I will never enjoy unclogging my sink, no matter how hard I try.
Can you use other people to give you motivation? I commute for 3 hours every day, leaving at 6.30am. As winter settled in, it was becoming harder and harder to get up on time, and the snooze button was getting worn down. It didn't help that I work flexi-time and could easily catch a later train.
Then my friend started the same commute. I offered to pick her up every morning and we could drive to the station together. Now, I have an obligation and a responsibility to get up on time because if I didn't I would let her down. It's become easier and easier to do as a result, and I now get up automatically, even on days when I don't need to pick her up.
Can you schedule something early every morning that needs you to take responsibility? Something like volunteer work, where people depend on you?