6 Reasons that You Have No Willpower or Motivation

Willpower and motivation are both beautiful resources to get what you want in life. Unfortunately for many of us, we have very little of both of them. But on the other hand, there some very concise reasons for our lack of motivation and willpower. If you recognize these, you can start to take the steps to overcome them.

You have no purpose behind your actions

What I mean by this is, you have no why. There is no reason or purpose you do something. Most of the time, people won’t do something unless they have a great self benefiting reason to do it. If you have a purpose for your actions you will have more motivation and willpower to do it.

You reward yourself for everything

Rewards are a great motivation to get things done. But if we reward ourselves for everything, then we become way to used to getting what we want. Once that happens, we won’t be able to really motivate ourselves anymore, because we are unable to get anything out of it.

You have no goals or intentions for yourself

This is a similar question to having no why, but if you have no goals or path you are going to follow, and no direction for yourself, you won’t be able to get things done. This lack of progress will be caused by a feeling that nothing you do matters, because it won’t be following a path to a goal you set for yourself.

You only rely on motivation and willpower

I know that this may seem a little backwards, but it is an important reason. Motivation and willpower are both limited for us. We don’t have infinite amounts of them. That means that if we are always trying to only use them, than we will always be out. Instead of using motivation and willpower, try discipline, or other techniques such as writing down the time you will get something done.

You rely on others to feed your willpower and motivation

Willpower and motivation should come from within. The best way to get more of those resources is to train them, from yourself. If you rely on others to force your motivation and willpower, it will not build up naturally.

There is a brick wall inside your mind

This brick wall that I talk about is a metaphor. It is a metaphor for having a fixed mindset. Your mindset is very powerful because it is what determines if you will grow as a person. If you have a fixed mindset growth will be hard, and you will not have much willpower or motivation to get things done and learn in your life.

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10 Best Daily Journal Prompts for Inner Growth

Journaling is a beautiful way to improve yourself. See what you have accomplished, and learn how to keep improving. Sticking to specific daily prompts can really make sure you are creating a future for yourself that you love.


Why do we journal in the morning?

We journal in the morning to set the tone for the day. We do this by making sure each day has a purpose, and a goal. The guiding questions below are basically perfect for creating a goal and a purpose for your day.

What is your daily intention?

How should the flow of your day go? What is the intention or purpose?

What will you focus on today to manifest the perfect outcome?

Remember, what you focus on is what manifests in your life. Focus on the positive, the beauty in your life.

What actions can you do today to manifest your desired outcome?

Action, along with focus, is the most important part of manifestation. What actions can you concretely do too manifest your desired outcome?

What will you do for yourself today, to improve yourself and also stay happy?

For this question, it is mainly focused on self care. What activities will you do to improve yourself and learn, while taking care of your body and mind.


Why do we journal at night?

We journal at night to release ourselves from the daily pressures, so we can get a better sleep and focus on tomorrow. It is a time for reflection and preparation. The guiding questions below are perfect for these journaling goals.

What was your favorite thing you did today?

How can you make sure tomorrow is even better?

For this question, think about the times during your day when you felt sad, alone, scared, or basically any negative emotion. What could you have done in the moment to turn it around?

What have you been overthinking? How can you release that pressure?

This will allow you to sleep better, and it will help you manifest your ideal next day. By getting things off your chest you are releasing low vibration thoughts, and making way for higher vibration thouhts.

What are you feeling grateful for?

Always remember to be grateful for everything you have.


How to Manage it All So You Can Live Your Best Life

There is so much in our lives that we want to have time for, every single day. Cooking meals, exercising, working, hanging out with friends, with family, traveling, self care, sleep and a lot more. But in reality, 24 hours just doesn’t cut it to get all of that done. But you can find ways to manage your your time and your life so that everything you want to get done can happen.


Like I said, there’s only 24 hours in a day so we all got to have some priorities. What takes precedence in your life? What combination of things you want to get done can you fit in a day to make that day fulfilling? Below I have some questions to find your top priorities.

What are your goals? What are your priorities based off of them?

Long term, short term, what are your goals? (Click here to read my comparison between short term and long term goals, and the power of goals.) If your goals are to eat healthier,(this is a very vague goal, you would definitely want to go more in-depth) than maybe your priorities are for meal making time. If you want to become stronger, then maybe your priorities are for making time to go to the gym. Figure out your goals, and what needs to be a priority for you to accomplish them.

How much extra time do you spend doing things that don’t matter?

Social media, mindless searching for memes on the internet, staring into space, social media. No, it is not a mistake that I put social media twice. Social media and our phones in general take up so much time in our day that we could be using to get stuff done. That mindless scrolling is only ruining our lives, one liked photo at a time. To counteract this, use your calendar. Put everything at a certain time, so are forcing yourself to do that task.

Remember, we need time to be lazy

I know I spent an entire paragraph telling you to get your butt of the couch, but it is important to remember that we are human. Rest, relaxation and overall laziness are a part of us. We need to make sure that while we have plenty of space in our calendar for work, we also have enough space for self care to make sure that each day is happy, productive and meaningful.

What of your priorities can work together?

This is a simple question to help you organize your day. I suggest putting an active to-do next to a work related to-dos. You can also batch your to-dos and do similar tasks closer together.

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