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u/enigmae · 2 pointsr/motivation

I've had similar goals based around fitness and diet and also relationships. I've had stretches of good and stretches of bad, but the thing that helped was changing my mindset (and it is still a daily struggle)

  1. Every action you take, is a decision (or choice), sometimes out of habit or some emotional response, or boredom, but once you realize it is a choice. You have control over it.

  2. Looking at the grand scheme of things 100's of choices a day, messing up a couple is not the end of the world, just try to keep the majority of the choices positive.

  3. When you try to set a schedule or starting on X day in future did not work for me, as I found every time I made a choice I needed to be consistent and working towards my goals. The famous a long journey starts with a single step, and for me it was the choices I make.

  4. try to find the habit(s) and emotional traps that derail positive choices, by discovering this you can help prevent this from making you lose control.

  5. the biggest help for me is visualizing the future goal, etc.. spend some amount of time every day visualizing the success, clothes you will wear, things you will be able to do, living a long life for family and friends.

    I have read some good books on these topics as well for self-awareness and highly recommend them, though some are pretty dense.

  6. power of habit

  7. Rewiring Your Self to Break Addictions and Habits

  8. Facing the Shadow: Starting Sexual and Relationship Recovery - This is good for nofap or if it is a habit and causes. You can do an assessment to see how crazy some situations are, there is hope.

  9. The Yoga of Breath - This is great for helping with relaxation as one of my drivers of bad behaviors was stress, and this along with stretching and transcendental meditation really solved my problems.

    If you really want a wake-up call, for me it was a close-relative who had a heart-attack (smoker, and unhealthy eater and at a young age (late 40's) he survived and recovered fully, but being much younger I discovered it is not too late. I look at it not like your investing only in the future self, but that my quality of life is going up as well. As Shaw-shank-redemption says "Get busy living or get busy dying" , Once you start making positive changes they will keep you motivated as well.

    pm me if you have any questions or need some help.
u/calinet6 · 4 pointsr/motivation

Been there. We all have. Keep that in mind too—the last thing you need is to feel down on yourself for being human. Remember that in some ways, you're just a machine wired to feel this way. Know how your machinery works, and you can make it work better.

For now focus on your next action and task at hand—but when you're out of this, two books:

  1. "Getting Things Done" by David Allen. His books and his advice are genius at using exactly this strategy to manage everything you have to do. The question "What's your next action?" comes from this book and it's the question you should ask if you're ever stuck.

  2. "Bird by Bird" by Anne Lamott. It's about writing and how to write, but mostly about life and how to do anything well, and how to find that motivation and ability to work even when you don't have it. It's glorious to read in its humanity.

    Here's a quote from the 2nd one that is relevant to you at this moment:

    > Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write, which was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, "Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird."

    That's what I tell myself every time I have a gigantic task to do. Bird by bird. It reminds me to just take it one step at a time.

    *edit: Ah, I have to share this one too... next paragraph after that one in "Bird by Bird"—

    > E. L. Doctorow once said that "writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way." You don't have to see where you're going, you don't have to see your des­tination or everything you will pass along the way. You just have to see two or three feet ahead of you. This is right up there with the best advice about writing, or life, I have ever heard.
u/dmanww · 1 pointr/motivation

Since you posted it in this sub, check out the book by Chris Hadfield

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything

His interviews are great and it should help you get some perspective of what kind of traits you need to work on.

I find it's always helpful to find role models to keep motivated.

Also, you should probably do some research about the careers of UK astronauts. I'm not sure if they are all military or engineers. That way you can find the path that fits you best and start cutting it up into smaller and more manageable steps.

u/introllect · 2 pointsr/motivation

I do believe you can live a fulfilled life with zero motivation. Motivation is temporary inspiration.

What you need is commitment. Just commit to do something. I highly recommend this book.

u/Pat6802 · 1 pointr/motivation

After I saw this list and the reviews, I immediately went to the book store to look for the first book on the list.
Unfortunately I couldn't find it, but I did find something else that I'm now reading called "Life's Greatest Lessons: 20 Thing That Matter" by Hal Urban.
Great read so far!

u/wvtarheel · 1 pointr/motivation

Read It is a book about different mindsets and how they effect your ability to do things in your life. Her description of people that procrastinate described me perfectly.

The book helped me change my perspective on things and it didn't cure me of procrastination but it helped me a lot.

Good luck

u/NEVERDOUBTED · 3 pointsr/motivation

Cool post.

Amazon link - 254 reviews - 86% 5 star - 0% 1 star

Posts like this, that actually have something that we can think about and apply, are so much better than the, "Be awesome" stuff.

u/wiseelement · 2 pointsr/motivation

The reason is because human memory has limits. Check this book out. It mostly answer questions like this and provide solution.

Success Express Lane: Your Roadmap to Personal Achievement

u/Bgolshahi1 · 2 pointsr/motivation

That's absolute horseshit I've never read anything that sounds more like useless pablum in my life. Meritocracy is a complete myth in our society. Read the book the myth of meritocracy

Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy

Of course hard work matters but there is literally so much that is out of our control. All we can control is what's immediately in our control and even then literally 90-95% of everything going on in our mind is completely unconscious to us (Leonard mlodinow - subliminal).

We need to stop seeing ourselves as fully self caused individuals and instead see ourselves as a confluence of influences. r/determinism

This does not negate our responsibility it simply reframes and enhances it.

u/drhomeboy · 3 pointsr/motivation

After some searching, looks like it's from "The $100 Startup" by Chris Guillebeau.

u/random_pattern · 1 pointr/motivation

Yup. Just like reading the incredible recent sci-fi book that delves into quantum physics multi-verse theory Anathem, by Neil Stephenson: it doesn't kick in until after a few hundred pages.

u/Tryin2improve · 2 pointsr/motivation

Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One