“People say motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing…that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar
Zig was on point and I follow that advice (the bathing part too).
Although I believe (and science backs it up) that we need intrinsic/internal motivation to fuel the fire to our goals long term; but that doesn’t mean that external motivation doesn’t work and that it won’t fire you up.
It is FAR from that as a matter of fact.
I read books, audio’s, watch videos, surround myself with the best in their field, so that I get external motivation on the daily.
Internal (intrinsic) motivation + external motivation = domination.
I’ve been fortunate to hang around my good friend Martin Rooney who is the creator of Training For Warriors and one of the most fired up individuals you’ll ever meet (even if you just watch a video or listen to an audio!), as it has rubbed off on me in the most positive way in the last decade.