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Finding motivation

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 […]

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Being unmotivated is good

Did you know that ‘motivation’ is a pretty new word? It’s only been around for about 150 years, probably less. Shakespeare had no idea what it meant, and he made up a bagful of silly words. Before the English picked it up, nobody was motivated to do anything, and so nothing got done. Everyone just […]