Motivation is overrated

Before trying to boost your motivation, ask these three questions instead

Last week, over on my Instagram, someone asked, “What is your favorite way to boost motivation?”

This question got me thinking about motivation—because I think it’s fundamentally the wrong question to ask.

A sneaky (and erroneous) assumption underpins a search for “tricks” to boost motivation—the assumption that motivation is something like a radio dial. If only you could find the right way to do it, you can just…

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Mark Shrime, MD, PhD

Mark Shrime, MD, PhD

Author, SOLVING FOR WHY | Global surgeon | Decision analyst | Climber | 3x American Ninja Warrior Competitor