Get Motivated


You know what you need to do, but you can’t get yourself to suck it up and do it. Is it because you’re lazy?

I’d argue that it’s not. Instead, I’d bet it’s your goals that are lacking. And if you’ve got them (and I mean written down — in your head doesn’t count), then they’re probably too small.

Why? You’re far more likely to achieve an unreasonable, ridiculous goal — but one that absolutely energizes you, one that gives you trouble falling asleep at night because you’re so excited to wake up and work on it again — than you are to achieve a more modest (read: more boring) aim.

As you read the posts below, let yourself think big. Just for a few minutes. Forget all the limitations, the objections, the “I can’ts.”

Real people, people just like you, do amazing things every single day. When did you decide you couldn’t play too?

Goal Setting and Habit Change

Why Goal-Setting Doesn’t Work

The One True Secret of Endless Motivation (And 12 Ideas for Finding Yours)

The Simplest, Most Important Key to Changing Anything

The Thing that Keeps You From Doing Great Things

The Not-So-Secret Secrets to Succeeding at Anything

In Defense of Inconvenience (and Why I Ditched My Smartphone)

How to Create Healthy Habits: An Interview with Leo Babauta of Zen Habits

30 Lessons My Parents Didn’t Teach Me

How Most People Fail (Before They Even Start)

Running and Training Motivation

5 ‘Easy’ Steps for Making Your Unrealistic Goal a Reality

The One Thing You Must Do to Find the Time to Train

Today, I Hate Running

What We Mortals Can Learn from the 4-Minute Mile