[ Video ] Conversations With A Mysterious Partner – Motivation

As of today I’m starting a new experiment. I want to provide, apart from regular blog posts, videos. I had a few trials with video before, but never something structured. With this series I aim to make videos constant part of the content I’m providing.

As you may already know, one of the most popular posts on this blog is called “33 Ways To Get And Maintain Motivation”, so, I thought to start with a short video on motivation, but the angle on this could be a bit different.= from what you usually get from me.

Without further ado:

If you are in a hurry, here’s a very short bullet list of the main topics in the video:

  • we live on autopilot 95% of our times, hence, motivation is not needed
  • this year I ran a 222km long race and, during the 31 hours of effort, motivation was a good friend of mine
  • motivation made me stay on top of the fatigue, but it wasn’t the one responsible for actually finishing the race, responsible for that was my habit of running (also known as training)
  • motivation is useful in order to start things, to overcome boredom, fatigue or lack of drive, but what makes us finish stuff is not motivation, it’s habits

I’m encouraging you to give me feedback for this, on as many levels as you want, from the technical details (lights, sound, filming angles) up to the content. Also, I strongly encourage you to comment and let me know your opinion about what I actually wrote and what topics do you thin it would be of interest to talk in the next editions. I don’t have a specific schedule, but I’m aiming at making at least one video per week, so there will be enough time to process all your input during the following days.

3 thoughts on “[ Video ] Conversations With A Mysterious Partner – Motivation”

  1. Hello Dragos,
    I’ve found your video very helpful and well constructed. The audio was clean and sharp and the recording quality was very high too. You’ve done a great job! 🙂
    For the content, I liked a lot the link that you have exposed between motivation and habits.
    Having a strong motivation without taking action is like having fuel without having a car.

    I would like to hear something about the money topic, specifically about savings and other habits.
    One more topic I like is the one related to personality. I mean posts about values, life plans and so on.

    Good job, Dragos! 🙂



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