Action → Inspiration → Motivation
(by Mark Manson)
Everyone is usually looking for motivation. Reading hundreds of self-help books but tomorrow morning, waiting for motivation to do something but never feel motivated, ever. In order to be motivated, just do something. For example, if you are waiting for motivation to get in shape by having exercise, just do some exercise right now. Instead of waiting for motivation in writing, just start writing a dozen of sentences right now. As a result, when we start doing something, we will end up doing more and focus more on that work. Therefore, never wait for motivation, just do it a little day by day. Start doing something today to get motivated and inspired.
“You can become successful at something without knowing what you’re doing. You can become successful at something without having much particular talent at it. But you can never become successful at anything without taking action. Ever.” (Mark Manson)