+123 Motivation is more important than displine. amirite?

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Motivation versus habit also differs for neurodivergent people. Especially for ADHD people, motivation works very differently than neurotypical people.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Hmmmm, well I do have adhd. Maybe that is why i perceive it differently than most.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

I think the way our brains are wired explains a lot about motivation works different for people. ADHD typically means you have to wait for "motivation to hit" - it might mean an ADHDer is really good at getting stuff done last minute like cleaning the house before people come over or finishing projects the night they're due.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Habit and routine trumps all. You need motivation to get started, and discipline to create a habit, but the habit is what leads to success.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

I guess thats true but would you even start with good habits if you had no motivation to? An if not doesn't that mean that motivation is the first an biggest step.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

That's like saying applying to university is the most important part of becoming a doctor. Tens of millions of people start a diet every year, a large portion maintain the diet for weeks or months, but few build the habits that allow them to transform their bodies.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

But I would argue that the ones who successfully built the habits to succeed and change their body wanted it more. They want the reward of being healthy and looking better. An rewards fuel motivation.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

I wished life was this simple.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Maybe people are just making it harder than it is.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

how exactly are people making life harder? by being more lazy than possible?

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Motivation gets you in the door but discipline keeps you there. Even if you don't feel like doing the task, discipline will have you getting up and doing the task anyway.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

I guess it depends what you mean. Hygiene is discipline. I dont think about my teeth falling out when I brush. I just brush them. I dont think about winning the Olympia when I hit the gym, I just do it. Its good for me, so I do it. I eat healthy but eating slightly less healthy wouldn't be noticeable. I just do it.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Motivation is more important. It just doesn't last as long. Discipline usually wins in the long run.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Discipline is doing something even when you don't want to do it. 90% of life is doing things you don't want to do. Discipline is far superior to motivation.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Isn't this kind of vague? Don't you need context for this sort of thing? I am motivated to go to work either because I am excited to do a task, because I want money, or because I need money to escape negative traits. Each of those are different motivations and encourage different actions from me. The discipline of going to work on to, following a routine, and making sure my daily requirements are met are what keep me performing at my lowest minimum requirements at least. It is this discipline that prevents me from slacking off too badly. Because at the end of the day, all the actions I have motivation to perform are at odds with one another. I'm motivated to eat Wendy's, but I brought a homemade lunch. My daily habit encourages I eat the homemade lunch. Do I spend excessively and have a meal for tomorrow made? Or do I stick with the pattern I already have in place and enjoy the long-term rewards that brings? That's why discipline is more important. Relying on your motivations is unreliable and the slightest good idea could bring you to a different path. The discipline created due to a long-term desire is there as a reminder and support for that long term motivation that you might not be thinking about in that moment.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

What if I don't have the discipline to stay motivated?

by Anonymous 10 months ago