"I don't feel like it."


Most of us operate under the belief that motivation precedes action; that if only we felt motivated or inspired to take action— we would.

Ironically, the opposite is true.

I love this quote I found earlier this week by a Harvard psychologist that essentially says the whole “feeling like it” & “motivation” principles are BS.

Because, according to Mr. Bruner, humans are much more likely to create the feelings we desire by acting and not the other way around.

So, if you’re waiting until you “feel like it” to get off the couch, fold the laundry, go for a jog— you’re wasting your time. The way to “feel like” doing those things is actually to do them.

Action precedes feelings, not the other way around.

You don’t need to be motivated. You don’t need to “feel like it.”

There’s no secret, just those who are doing it & those who are waiting to feel like doing it.