What Do You Do When You’re Unmotivated and Bored?

QUESTION: Scott, I'm feeling more than a little unmotivated to do just about anything today. Suggestions? I'm bored, but I just can't make myself get started on anything. Weird day. What do you do when/if you find yourself in a similar situation? Thanks, Lili ANSWER: Lili, I've observed that a lack of motivation is often really a lack of focus or lack of inspiration. For example, you need to do the dishes and wash some clothes. So you've got focus but doing those things are not … [Read more...]

“I Have No Real Love or Passion For Anything”

QUESTION: Hi Scott. I have been reading through all of your posts and your content is really excellent! I do have an issue though. You see, I have no real love or passion for anything. I want to do things in my life. I have always wanted to go and maybe even move to the U.S.A. even though I have never even been there. :) I also want money and I know this is a big factor in many people's motivation but I want to use the money to get to America and live "The Dream". My problem is I just can't … [Read more...]

“How Can I Recover When I Slip Up and How Can I Keep From Slipping Up in the First Place?”

Question: Scott, I’ve had several slip-ups lately concerning my personal goals. The most recent slip up occurred when I was attending a baby shower. I knew they were going to have alcohol, but I had decided to not drink as I usually have my “splurge day” on a Friday or Saturday evening and the shower was on a Thursday evening. As soon as I got there, everyone had a beer or wine glass in their hand, so I went ahead and got one too. I really like beer and wine, so I just couldn’t resist…and as … [Read more...]

“How Do I Stick To My Goal?”

Question: Scott, I often find that when I set goals which involve a routine, I become a bit lazy about sticking to it. For instance, if I tell myself that I will practice learning a language for 30 minutes each day, I might skip a day, or start doing 20 minutes. And then I think “well, I've been rubbish at sticking to it this week... How about I just scrap this entire week and start afresh with the routine next Monday." It seems like I get stuck constantly 'starting again' because I wasn't … [Read more...]