How to motivate yourself when you're just not feeling work

How to motivate yourself when you're just not feeling work

Procrastinating too often? Try these effective tools for self-motivation

Ayelet Fishbach

Effective self-motivation sets high-achieving professionals apart, but most people struggle with this from time to time. Maybe you've been hitting "snooze" on an achievable goal for a while now. One reason it’s tricky: Motivation is highly personal. What works for you may not work every time - and may not work at all for someone else.

However, after 20 years of research into human motivation, Ayelet Fishbach and her team uncovered four sets of tactics that work for most people, most of the time.

[ How do your people skills measure up? Read our related article, 8 powerful phrases of emotionally intelligent leaders. ]

In this Harvard Business Review article, Fishbach digs into each of these tactics – and how you can use them to make self-motivation a consistent part of your day-to-day. 

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