What special secret can a lazy soul use to motivate him/herself?
Here is how I do it.
Needless to say, my way is based on avoiding work. Needless to say, my way emphasizes fun, joy, and ease. And needless to say, my way “plays” like a charm.
The key for me is to start with a goal or vision for a project that inspires me from many different perspectives, each perspective addressing one or more of my passions.
I come up with my goals in a most lazy and relaxed manner. In fact, relaxation is THE essential ingredient for this process to be successful. No sweat, no effort, no strain, no pain, no pressure, no aggravation, no commute, no bosses, no deadlines, no distractions, no work; just relaxing with a quiet desire to have a new goal. Then I play with my imagination throughout the day, every day.
Major overhauls of an idea can be done effortlessly from a hammock. A million starts and restarts can be done on a leisurely walk without generating a bead of perspiration. Adjusting, tweaking and refining the goal can be done without any elbow grease. An idea can be examined from many different angles without flexing any muscle fiber. No money or effort or manpower ever need be committed in this entire process.
I simply enjoy the dreams and I don’t get impatient and try to force anything.
The closer I get to creating a pretty good idea of what I want to accomplish, the more my juices flow. When those juices reach a critical mass, the next step is automatic. I then can’t wait to get started putting the pieces together.
The formula is simple: When the goal is inspiring, the activity that is required to fulfill the goal becomes irresistible.
Now comes the coolest part.
In every case, I have found that both the vision of my goal and the activity needed to realize it naturally attract people who have sophisticated skills. These folks just want to join the fun. When you add creative, talented people to the mix, the project becomes even more fun and alluring, which attracts more talent which makes it more fun which attracts more people and so on. The whole thing becomes a delicious cycle.
And before you know it, my “job” reverts back to where I started – relaxing. And dreaming of ways to make it even bigger and better.
Only this time I do a lot of cheerleading too.