I have a confession to make: I didn't feel like recording a video or publishing anything. It's just one of those days where I have a lack of motivation. It happens...

Yet, the video is recorded and published. How? Well, I'll give you a hint: it has nothing to do with willpower. Willpower is a scarce resource.

Instead, I used an technique I learned a while back. It's called momentum.

Using Momentum to Overcome Lack of Motivation

In physics, momentum makes it hard to get heavy objects moving. But, once they're moving they keep moving and are hard to stop. Likewise, when you lack motivation to get a task done, the biggest challenge is getting started. Once you've started working, then the momentum gained makes it easier to keep going.

This morning I asked myself the question: "If I were to create a video, what would it be about?" This got things rolling, and from there I started setting up the lights to record. With some momentum gained, recording, editing and posting the video became much easier. And, here it is...

I can't remember who I got it from, but a simple technique is to give yourself a short countdown. 3, 2, 1, MOVE. For example, let's say you don't feel like getting out of bed and going for that early morning run you promised yourself. 3, 2, 1, get up. And with that, you've built up a bit of momentum toward that run.