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How to MOTIVATE Yourself to do Something – Part 1 (Motivation is Unreliable)

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Hi everyone, it’s Dino from Discover Your Awesomeness and in this video I’m going to teach you how to motivate yourself to do something. In this first part, I’m going to explain why motivation is unreliable and in the part two, I’ll to tell you how to deal with it. Watch until the end so you can understand motivation and use it in your advantage. Let’s say you decided to go to the gym 3 times a week.

You are very excited and you keep that enthusiasm for two weeks or more. And then, something happens. You have to study for an exam, you don’t have time, you are tired, you don’t feel like going to the gym today and so on. You don’t have enough motivation to get yourself in the gym today. That’s completely normal. This happens because of the Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility. This economic law says you will enjoy your 5th slice of pizza marginally less than your 4th slice, and your 4th slice less than your 3rd. When it comes to behavior repetition, the same sort of thing happens. That means that you are going to feel less and less excited about going to the gym. At this point, you can try to get yourself motivated to go to the gym. But there is another problem. To get yourself motivated, you have to want to get motivated.

I know, this is getting complicated. For example, when you are tired, most likely you don’t want to get yourself motivated. You just want to sit back and watch some funny YouTube videos. The level of your motivation is changing constantly and you certainly don’t want to rely on it to get things done. It’s like building a house on liquid. The question is, what do you do then? In the next video I’m going to talk about just that. If motivation failed you in the past, share it in the comment section of this video. So, in this video, you learned why motivation is unreliable. If you now want to learn better solution, watch part two of this video. If you like this video, hit the like button bellow, share it with your friends and be sure to subscribe! Thanks for watching and I’ll see you in the next video.