Motivation Is Unreliable, So Rely on Discipline Instead

Motivation gets us started, while habits keep us going.

Jacob Bergdahl
5 min readJan 18, 2021

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Use your bursts of motivation to build discipline, but don’t rely on motivation to keep you going. Photo by Braden Collum.

Moments of motivation find you whenever it feels like it, lingering for a little while before leaving you yearning for more. Much like energy can be obtained from a morning cup of coffee, motivation can be obtained through meditation, a phone call with a friend, or even an…

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