I realized that I have a number of potential posts that relate to motivation, so for at least the next few weeks, I’ll have Motivation Mondays!
Because that sounds like exactly the kind of engagement program corporate HR would institute.
Anyway, I came across a pair of articles by Melissa Dahl in New York magazine.
One is about how to motivate yourself to work when you don’t want to, which provides an intro to the Pomodoro Technique. The second article (referenced by the first) is about the nature of motivation in the first place.
Both of these articles made me think about Cory Doctorow’s article about writing in the age of distraction, something that I’ve already talked about already on this site (raved about, really).
So it was nice to re-visit that thought of motivation and how so much of the motivation can be accomplished by simply doing. You start going through the motions and –whaddya know?– the motivation follows.
Of course, “just doing it” is often not as easy as it sounds. One can always procrastinate.
I could go on, but I think I’ll put it off until next week.