You’re Not Responsible for Their Happiness

You're Not Responsible for Their Happiness

Guilt has a sneaky way of weaseling into hidden areas of your life. Are you doing things out of guilt? Do you feel obligated to participate in certain events or activities and feel guilty if you don't? Ever feel like you're being dumped on, like everybody wants something from you and you're always so busy trying to make everybody else happy, that you never have time to do things that make you happy? From a very early age, we learn how important it is to please everybody else. If you do … [Read more...]

A Simple Way To Transform Your Life

A Simple Way To Transform Your Life

There are some themes that I write about again and again because I know the power behind them. Whether you're just starting a journey of self-improvement or you've been fine-tuning your life for years, transformation isn't random, it's definite. I know that how good or how bad you feel about your life comes down to a couple of key concepts which influence every aspect of who you are, the choices you make, and how you live. When you are trying to make changes in your life, there are two core … [Read more...]

30-Day Challenge: Declutter Your Life

30-Day Challenge: Declutter Your Life

When you look all around you, do you see stacks of mail that need to be processed? Perhaps you've got books laying around along with a million miscellaneous scraps of paper with scribbled notes on them. Remember that thing you were going to fix that you put aside until you had more time...and now you're tripping over it every day?  Whether you want to be more disciplined, more organized, or just plain happier, clearing out the clutter and freshening up your environment will make a huge … [Read more...]

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

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...]

Change Your Behavior With A 30-Day Challenge

Change Your Behavior With A 30-Day Challenge

All of us, at one time or another, have a specific behavior we want to adopt or to change. One of the best ways to do this in a short amount of time is with a 30-Day Challenge. You've probably heard of the concept of a 30-day challenge and maybe you've even tried one. The 30-day challenge is the kind of tool that everyone should have in their toolbox. If you haven't heard of it or need a refresher, here's an introduction and some suggestions for using them effectively. 30-Day Challenge Basic … [Read more...]

“I Have No Real Love or Passion For Anything”

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...]

10 Things You May Not Know About Motivation

10 Things You May Not Know About Motivation

We are naturally motivated by default. It's only when obstacles appear that we lose our motivation. You're not lazy. People like to claim that they are just lazy or that other people are lazy. When related to motivation, saying that someone is lazy is just another way of saying that they are unmotivated. Confusion is an obstacle. Often, we fail to take action on our goals because we're confused about what the next step is or we're confused about which tools we need to use in order to take … [Read more...]

The Unofficial Guide to Motivation

The Unofficial Guide to Motivation

I have something to share with you. It's big! In fact, it was over 20 years in the making. Okay, not actually 20 years of labor, but it took over 20 years to decipher the motivation code. I'm talking about something radical, and potentially life-changing. Today is the one-year anniversary of Behavior and Motivation. And to celebrate, I have released The Unofficial Guide to Motivation (abridged edition). And it could change your life! Today, most websites offer their best content in the form … [Read more...]