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.