How often do you face the prospect of finishing an assignment or studying for a test, only to give up and say,
“Eh, I just don’t feel like it right now.”
This feeling of de-motivation is common to all students and anyone who does creative or brain-intensive work for a living.
Heck, I’d venture to say that everyone falls into this mindset at least once in a while. Here’s the thing, though:
“Not feeling like it” doesn’t actually change your options.
Even if you don’t feel like doing something, you can still do it. It simply takes grit – mental toughness – to get yourself through those de-motivating feelings.
In this video, I’ll share a simple strategy that writers, weightlifters, and all sorts of other badasses use to get difficult work done consistently.
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Now That You’re Motivated…
Building good study habits and getting over “I don’t feel like it” are both incredibly important steps to earning great grades.
If you want tips beyond that, though, I’ve got you covered. I just finished writing a book called 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less) and I’d like to share it with you for free.
The book covers topics like:
- Defeating procrastination
- Getting more out of your classes
- Taking great notes
- Reading your textbooks more efficiently
…and several more. It also has a lot of recommendations for tools and other resources that can make your studying easier.
If you’d like a free copy of the book, let me know where I should send it:
I’ll also keep you updated about new posts and videos that come out on this blog (they’ll be just as good as this one or better) 🙂
- This blog post by James Clear was one of my inspirations for this video
- Sean McCabe’s video on curing perfectionism is also a good one to watch
- If you’ve never seen the original True Grit, go watch it
What do you do to get work done when you just don’t feel like it? Let me know in the comments.
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