There’s a way of motivating yourself to go running: instead of willing yourself to go running, your goal is to put on your running shoes and close the front door. It’s a way of putting yourself into a situation where you feel compelled to act. I sometimes use a similar thing on this series of posts I’m doing at the moment: I just write something in the book, and then I’m committed to making the post happen. Haven’t missed one yet, so I’ve got a bit of momentum.
So, that lead me to thinking about what might be a good way to motivate yourself into practicing. I heard a good one from Nigel Price [who is awesome]; I think the gist of it was that he had a book of horrible things that people had said over the years, and one look at that would be a great motivation to work a little more!
So, dear reader, in the interests of helping us all out:
How do you motivate yourself to do some work?