Why We Fear Motivation.

Motivation is a myth.

In ‘The Motivation Myth’ by Jeff Haden this idea is brought about because we only need motivation to do the things that we don’t want to do.

Usually, those are things which require short-term pain for long-term gain. I.e. working out or reading a book. We never say, “I need motivation to sit down and watch Netflix” or “I need motivation to go to a party”.

We expect to conjure up mysterious energy to do beneficial things. The way our human psychology works is we tend to over-weigh short-term benefits…