How To Get Yourself Motivated To Do ANY Task



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Hey everyone, Kosio Angelov here, founder of High Performance Lifestyle, and welcome to another productivity-boosting training. Today I’m going to teach you something very, very special, and that is: how do you get yourself motivated to do any task?

Motivation Is The Cornerstone Of Productivity

See, motivation is the cornerstone of all productivity and all success, because if you don’t have a good enough reason why, if you don’t have that little reason of why to do something, you’re not going to do it. Sometimes people say that in order for you to be productive, you need to change your habits, and that’s true. But habits are often not enough. See, habits are important. You have to change your habits; you have to have productive habits; you have to eliminate your bad habits. But if you don’t have the motivation to actually start your habits or change your habits or eliminate the old ones, nothing is going to change.

Let’s say it’s 3 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon and you need to go to the gym. If you don’t have a good enough reason – if you’re wiped out, sitting at your desk, and you’re like, “Pft, I don’t want to go to the gym,” no amount of habits, no amount of productivity apps, no amount of energy drinks or mind hacks or life hacks is going to make it happen. If you don’t have a good enough reason – it doesn’t have to be huge, but it has to be good enough – if you don’t have that reason why to get your butt off the chair and into your running shoes, nothing is going to happen.

How To Easily Get Yourself Motivated

I want to give you today a special technique, a little mind hack, that you can use every single time you need to get yourself motivated. Your motivation is so important that you cannot leave it to chance. You cannot just hope that motivation is going to come your way, it’s going to enter your life and just pump you up. You have to schedule it. You have to have a technique that’s going to motivate you every single time you need an extra kick or you’re completely lacking any motivation.

Creative Brainstorming

I want to show you a technique that I like to call “creative brainstorming”. We as people are so good at brainstorming. Our minds are brainstorming machines. Think about the last time you procrastinated something, whatever it was. Maybe it was something big, maybe it was something small. You come up with one reason why not to do it. You’re like, “If I go to the gym, maybe I’m going to injure myself.” And then you don’t stop there. You come up with the next reason and the next reason, with more and more reasons. You’re like  “Maybe tomorrow there is a fire in my building and I cannot escape, and maybe I’m going to put myself in a life-threatening situation because I get injured” and keep on stacking reasons why not to do something.

But what if you take that same brainstorming and you flip it around and you use it for a good reason? What if you use it to actually get yourself motivated? How would that work? You’re already good at brainstorming – all of us are – so what if you put that brainstorming to actual productive use and get yourself motivated?

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1. Find One Benefit Of Taking Action

Here’s how it works. First, you need to find one benefit of doing what you don’t want to do. Let’s go back to the gym example. Let’s say that one benefit of you going to the gym right now is you’re going to get more energy. It’s a simple benefit; doesn’t have to be anything glorious. You just need one benefit.

2. Benefit Stacking

Step #2 is you need to keep on stacking the benefits. I call this “benefit stacking”. Let’s say you’re going to get more energy, and that energy is going to make you more confident. Now you have this raised confidence, and when you go to work the next day, you’re going to absolutely kill that sales presentation, because you’re more confident, because you have more energy. And now because of the presentation, your boss says “You deserve a promotion.” Now you have more money. Now you can actually redesign your house. You can renovate it.. Now that you’ve renovated your house, maybe you can sell it for more money. Maybe you can sell it at such a profit that you earn a million dollars, move to Hawaii, surf all day, and you don’t have to do a sales presentation ever again.

See how you went from a little benefit all the way to being a multimillionaire living in Hawaii? That’s benefit stacking. You’re coming up with one that leads to the next one that leads to the next one, and somewhere along the line, the scales are going to tip, and your motivation is not going to just appear; it’s going to be so much that you won’t be able to stand in one place. You’ll be running to the gym because you’ll be so pumped up.

You just need to come up with one benefit, come up with a few more, and your brainstorming is automatically going to kick in. Your brain is going to be “Okay, next, next, next.” You’re going to keep on stacking the benefits until one of them is going to make that switch, and you’re going to go from complete lack of motivation to super motivated. You just need to keep on stacking.

3. The Benefits Don’t Have To Be Realistic

One important point is that all these benefits don’t have to be realistic. You don’t have to sit there and create all these realistic benefits. You just need one, you need to create a couple more afterwards, and your brain is going to do the rest. It doesn’t matter that if you go to the gym, you might not become a multimillionaire just because of that. But once you’re at the gym, once you’re running, it won’t matter, because the whole idea of this exercise is to get you from not taking action, from sitting at home, to being so pumped up that you’re actually going to the gym – or whatever it is that you need motivation for.

It doesn’t have to be realistic. Once you’re at the gym, once you’re running, once you’re actually doing what you couldn’t do before, it won’t matter what the reason was. Because now you’re actually doing it. You’re taking action.

Over To You Now

Every time you don’t feel like you’re motivated, use this technique. Find one benefit, then stack a couple more, and then let your mind do the work. I promise you, it’s very easy. Once you do it a couple times, you’re going to see how somewhere along the line, one of these reasons, one of these benefits is going to tip the scale, and you’ll be so pumped up, so motivated to actually do that thing – whether it’s going to the gym or writing a blog post, doing a sales presentation, whether it’s personal or business, it doesn’t matter. This technique works every single time. I use it almost every day when I need an extra kick of motivation or if I’m completely unmotivated to do something but I know it’s important.

Use this technique. It’s called creative brainstorming. Find one benefit, keep on stacking the benefits – they don’t have to be realistic – and you’re going to feel how your motivation just comes your way. Don’t leave it to chance. Don’t wait for your inspiration and motivation to just show up randomly. Use this every time you need it. If you use it 5, 10, 30 times a day, it doesn’t matter. It works every single time. And that’s how you get yourself motivated to do absolutely anything.

Get yourself motivated. Take massive action, and I’ll see you next time.

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Getting yourself motivated is not a one-time task. You need to stay motivated, focused and energized throughout the entire day if you want to be truly productive. The 50-10-50-30 strategy will show you exactly how to do it.

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