What we think of as motivation is actually inspiration.
The problem with inspiration is that it’s fleeting — that’s just how it works.
We might watch a movie or read a book and be uplifted or watch someone else doing what they love, and that inspires us: “I want to do that.”
Sometimes that inspiration trickles into action. But pretty quickly, the reality of the task ahead squashes the inspiration out of us because inspiration alone isn’t enough to get motivated.
We get motivated by being specific about what we want and then going after it. We get motivated by taking small, specific actions towards our goals.
Choose to take action, and you’ll find that your motivation isn’t too far behind.