Let’s explore alternative ways of coaxing motivation using raw inspiration, fear, or in-your-face logic. We want to find the buttons that control deep inward thinking and enable our minds to engage, concentrate and accomplish tasks effortlessly. Motivation is fickle. If you want to get something done, you will. Whether you’re jumping up and down in anticipation to do it or someone has a gun to your head, it will get done. But when you remove these extreme cases, even good and important tasks can stall.The mind is powerful and resilient. Simple tricks and cons won’t work, and if they do, they won’t for long. You need to use real arguments, inevitable logic to not only trigger motivation but also convince yourself to play along. This requires experimentation as one size doesn’t fit all and when one technique works, it can drift. Stay a step ahead, cycle out the approaches that don’t work anymore, rotate and mix things up occasionally. But if it works even just once, that will be one less task collecting dust on your procrastination table.The goal of this book isn’t to turn you into a one person sweat-shop. It’s about taking stock of what is and isn’t important and helping you accomplish your goals. Even the simple act of identifying what is important versus what is a waste of your time can be a powerful motivator.Walk with me through these sinuous and less-traveled roads. Let’s see if we can’t find something that fits your personality and gets you back on track.