It prevents us from being as successful as we potentially could be. It’s one of the ways that we sabotage ourselves. We believe this thought and we treat it like a fact. Then let ourselves off the hook and we don’t do the work. If we’ve deeply integrated this belief, we don’t even feel guilty for not doing the work.
I once heard someone say that motivation is a luxury. You don’t need it, but like all luxuries, it’s great to have.
There’s no way to stay naturally motivated all of the time. By eliminating the belief that we can only do the work when we’re motivated, we can often push ourselves beyond the “no, I don’t feel like it” moment to “but I’m going to do it anyways.” It’s amazing how good that really feels.