Finding the motivation to do something you don’t feel like doing at the moment, even though you know you should, is a challenge that many people face. I’m sure you’ve had the experience where even though you didn’t feel like taking action, you did so anyway and after you were done, you felt energized or even proud of yourself. People who get themselves to work out despite feeling lazy often experience this.
When you’re in the middle of the debate of whether or not to take action, ask yourself if there was ever a time where you chose taking action over procrastinating and regretted it. Probably very few. Now ask yourself if you’ve ever felt guilt or regret by not taking action. You’ll probably find that there were plenty of times.
This should help you come to the conclusion that when the ‘to do or not to do’ debate arises, you’re almost always better off to just do what you got to do. Remember that although choosing inaction won’t really affect your life all that much in the short term, it will make a huge difference over the long run.
– Kevin Ngo