Thought of the Day

“If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.”

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Being fully motivated all the time is actually not normal; and constantly being on overdrive can be mentally and physically draining, leading to burnout.

Motivation naturally ebbs and flows. There will be days when it’s lacking and days when we feel highly energized–unstoppable.

So occasionally feeling unmotivated is nothing to freak out about. Just embrace those periods of low motivation as time to give yourself a mental and physical break. Come back stronger the next day.

It’s when we find ourselves consistently unmotivated day after day that it’s a problem. This can be a sign of depression and/or a sign that what we are doing is simply not motivating for us. Life is too short to be doing demotivating things over very long periods of time.

This quote, by Steve Jobs, is a reminder to re-evaluate whether you’re doing something you really care about when your lack of motivation seems to have no end. Are the things you’re doing keeping you motivated on most days? Is the vision pulling you forward?

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