Lack of Motivation: Purpose and Consequence

If you don’t have the motivation to do something, it means you’re not clear about your real purpose.

That’s why you avoid it and waste time. You procrastinate. Because who cares. It doesn’t matter.

But procrastinating is a clear sign there’s no imminent danger. Therefore, it’s easy to not do it at all.

Figure out your purpose first. Align yourself with it. Do you really need to do what you’re supposed to do? Why?

If it still doesn’t work, try to do the opposite — which is not doing it at all.

“But if I don’t do it, I might experience the consequences.”

That’s the point. If you always motivate yourself, it’s likely you don’t understand the consequences of not doing it.

If you truly understand the consequences, you’re not here reading this. Instead, you are now working on it.

One solution to your procrastination or demotivation is to experience the consequences, to suffer from your mistakes. Then maybe… you finally learn from it.



Jade Panugan

I question a lot of things. And I try to understand them through reading and writing. I'm not always right. And I've written things that I now disagree with. I'm fine with that. Things change. We are a work in progress. If you have questions, let's chat.