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MeetInPotatoes t1_j3ihn3h wrote

This is confusing because it relies on some different definition of motivation than the real one. If I do something, I was motivated enough to do it. If I don't do something, I was not motivated enough to do it. Saying that action leads to motivation ignores that I must have had enough motivation to take the action in the first place to have done it. There is no such thing in the real world as taking an action you were not motivated to take.


DataSquid2 t1_j3jhee4 wrote

The odd thing with this is the examples used in the post all rely on external accountability, which I'm a big fan of because I'm lazy. On top of that, they're all job related.

Its much easier for me to show up to work and to do my job than it is for me to do the dishes. If I don't show up for work I can not continue to pay my rent or eat.

However, I pay for a physical trainer because if I don't show up to the gym I waste money and let my trainer down.

Both are different types of external accountability and the latter is kind of a replacement for internal motivation.

I don't know where I'm going with this, but I agree that the post is confusing.


elpajaroquemamais t1_j3m4mo4 wrote

Also the whole sub is get motivated and this is telling you you don’t need to be motivated.


i_am_bunnny t1_j3m7hj0 wrote

This message here is pertaining more to discipline than to motivation It basically says do not wait up for motivation but rather push through sheer will


Nimelennar t1_j3mfkmg wrote

What's the difference between "will" and "motivation" in this context?


i_am_bunnny t1_j3mhrgb wrote

Let's just say you were laying in bed on a Sunday morning.Its fucking cold outside and you are all snuggled up in a warm blanket.You want to get up and be productive but there's a lingering thought in your head that if you should do it or not !?.

Motivation is waiting until you feel like getting up and being ready to tackle the day but "will" is getting up at 4 am even though you don't want to but you still do