The reality of life is that we are only here temporarily. Whether you like it or not, the ONLY thing certain in life is death – everything else is a probability. Will you have a job tomorrow? Maybe. Will you even wake up tomorrow? Maybe. Will you be able to get to age 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90? Maybe and the list goes on. It’s quite morbid to think about life this way and honesty the first time you begin to think about life as a very uncertain cobweb of cause and effect you will likely feel more anxious and a bit unnerved. But I honestly feel there is more benefit then loss with removing this fake veil of certainty and hubristic ignorance that covers the lives of most people. With death on the mind – life becomes more finite – and therefore more precious. Your problems compared to the infinite which is death begin to look less vicious and eventually your mind begins to focus on the things that are truly important. So why don’t you start this transformation now and better your life?
Even within the depths of despair there is reason for hope.
Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well. - Theodore Roosevelt.
The human brain is very easily influenced and therefore it is very easily distracted. That’s why it is really tough to get motivated, even when you really want to do something.
So maybe you’re working on a grueling essay or have to clean the entire house. How do you instantly motivate yourself to get going?