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#2883: When Motivation IS Useful

podcast April 5, 2024

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Let’s jump right into today’s topic: the role of motivation and where it fits in. Now, you might recall me stating in my book “The Third Day” that motivation is for amateurs. Yes, it can be inconsistent and unreliable, making it an unreliable tool for the professional. Pros need discipline – a consistent, unwavering force. But, I’m not completely anti-motivation. I send out daily and weekly motivational texts myself.

Today, I’m going to shed light on how to strategically use motivation without relying on it entirely. As a pro, you can’t just wait for the motivation bug to bite; you need discipline. But motivation has its time and place, and I’m here to guide you on how to leverage it strategically. Stick around to learn how to strike that balance and power up your journey.

Show Notes:

[05:25]#1 Providing the energy necessary to engage the disciplines you need. 

[11:31]#2 Stop wasting resources and start holding yourself accountable properly. 

[18:14]#3 Transfer energy to others, as logic is usually insufficient.

[24:55] Recap

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2585: Must All Motivation Be “Positive”?

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