Where Did Your Motivation Go?
Today is the day I use my Perfect Week Planner to figure out where I will spend my time next week. And, like every week, I have the same realization…
Where the heck did my week go? And now, with the weekend in sight, my mind moves to ride the motorcycle mode and all bets are off. Oh well, Monday is coming – right?
More on that in a minute.
How the heck are we going to stay focused, progress toward our goals, and get important stuff done if we run out of juice before the week is over?
Why does that Monday motivation that has my hair on fire run out before I get everything done?
Okay, let’s cover two things:
1) Motivation is a finite resource that will fade. On average, your brain runs out of motivational calories after about 48 hours of focused work. It would help if you had a recharge.
2) God willing, no matter how much you don’t get done this week, there is always the next week in your future. Yes, another Monday is coming. What doesn’t get done this week will get done next week.
A long time ago, Tony Robbins said, ‘Most people overestimate what they can do in a week and underestimate what they can do in a year.’
Keep your eyes on the prize that is driving you. Your goal should be to reach your stated outcome, no matter what gets in the way or how long it takes.