The Productivity Lie That Won’t Die

Synthetic versus Organic Motivation

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If you rely on motivating yourself to be productive, you likely aren’t productive.

Synthetic motivation — Short-term motivation fueled by an external force.

There’s a more effective catalyst for productivity

Organic motivation — Self-sustaining motivation fueled by the pleasure derived from doing something you find enjoyable and which you possess proficiency.

Identify the work you need to do. Train yourself to crave doing the work.

The process is simple but time-consuming

The activity becomes a craving

Create organic motivation

The five steps of organic motivation

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