How to Motivate Yourself: Leverage Dopamine & Overcome Your Excuses

The Mel Robbins Podcast

Jan 11 2024 • 48 mins

Do you want to know the surprising truth about motivation?

Right now, think about something you want to change or improve.

How do you make lasting and powerful changes and life improvements? And how do you keep going even when you don’t have the motivation to do it?

If change was easy, we’d all have six-pack abs and a million dollars in the bank.

And that’s where this episode comes in: Mel is here to teach you the HOW.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to self-motivate so you can take action.
  • What dopamine is and how it’s linked to motivation.
  • The simple steps you can take today to tap back into your internal drive.
  • The 2 truths about motivation that you are forgetting.
  • The research-backed reason you continue, initiate, or quit something.
  • What to do when someone you love is losing motivation.
  • The real reason you cannot motivate others.
  • How to cope with not getting something you have been working towards.
  • How to navigate feeling “behind” or in a “comparison game”.
  • How to pick yourself back up when you feel like life’s punched you in the face.
  • The first (and most important) step in understanding what drives your motivation.
  • One powerful question to ask yourself when you feel “stuck”.
  • What role dreams and goals play (and it’s not always to achieve them).
  • How to hack the moment of hesitation we all feel.
  • The most powerful reframe you need about failing.
  • How to get clear about the direction you are going in without wandering aimlessly.
  • Mel’s 5-second rule that will move you towards action (even when you are not motivated).

This episode comes with a 29-page companion workbook. This workbook is designed using the latest research to help you get clear about what you want and empower you to take the next step forward in your life. And the cool part? It takes less than a minute for you to get your hands on it.

Just sign up at melrobbins.com/bestyear.

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