Entrepreneur, Futurist, Host of Going Forward podcast
I didn't grow up being excited for my mornings. All I remember is that I dreaded waking up. Then I found coffee, my best friend for years. It managed to wake me up and get me going.
I was constantly looking for extrinsic motivation. External rewards or punishments that were outside of my control. Something that would push me to move forward.
During the last 90 days, I left my good old friend, coffee. I left it to prove myself I don't need outside chemicals for my brain to be awake and fresh. I left it because I was curious about my own brain and started measuring my brainwaves. That's a story for another time but leaving coffee is changing a major habit and for that you need motivation.
So here are some ways I hack my motivation:
Hacking your motivation is a trial and error process to see what works for you. Don't take everything on the books or even my own advice. Try it and keep what works for you. Start hacking your future now.