15 May 2020 20:03 IST

How to keep working when you’re just not feeling it

Some strategies for effective self-motivation that work for most people

Motivating yourself is hard. Trying to sustain your drive through a specific task, or a project, or even a career can sometimes feel like pulling yourself out of a swamp by your own hair. Most people seem to have a natural aversion to persistent effort that no amount of caffeine or inspirational posters can fix. But effective self-motivation is one of the main things that distinguishes high-achieving professionals from everyone else. So how do you keep pushing onward, even when you don’t feel like it? This useful piece by Ayelet Fishbach in Harvard Business Review gives you some ideas.