It’s an age-old question, what comes first, the chicken or the egg?
It must be the egg.
But then who laid it?
But then where did the chicken that laid the egg come from?
I guess we’ll never know.
The same question arises when it comes to motivation. What comes first, motivation or action?
Do we get motivated and then take action?
Or do we take action and then feel motivated afterwards?
This is what I’ve noticed.
People who need motivation before taking action rarely get things done.
Whilst those who act feel energised to do more.
Psychologist William James puts it this way, “We don’t sing because we’re happy, we’re happy because we sing.”
Don’t wait for the motivation to do what you know you should.
You don’t need a pep talk, the right circumstances or to feel as though the time is right.
Take action now and you’ll find your motivation as you go.