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The Fleetingness of Motivation

In the comments of "Two Videos on How to Do Time Tracking," I got this question from Rohan -

Hi Seb, i too am doing this kind of life tracking but i am not able to do it consistently, a week or max 10 days n then i leave it for weeks...also i dont feel the same energy, for the task that i marked as 'To Do Tommorrow',as i felt when i wrote it! It happens esp on my off days.Its not that i m not disciplined or lack willpower but still.. i read tons of self help books but the motivation doesn't last long.. what shall i do Also what do u think is the real purpose of our life, i want to live a life like no one ever(just diff, simple and worth a life) but i feel like one among the herd! Same things! why am i born?

Okay, so there's two basic questions here.

1. I start off motivated, but then my motivation/program falls off over time. How do I overcome that?

2. What's the meaning of life?

How to change your habits and 5 I can do right now.

On Mike Dariano

I'm rereading Habit - very good if it sounds interesting to you - and thought that applying some of that information would make it even more powerful. The golden rule of habit formation is:

to change a habit you must keep the old cue, and deliver the old reward but insert a new routine.

For example, after dinner I used to always want a sweet dessert. My cut was that dinner was finished, my routine was to eat chocolate and my reward was the pleasant feeling of sweetness. Since reading the book I've replaced the routine part with a piece of gum and this change has been a resounding success.

Originally I thought about titling this post "How to change your habits and 10 you can do right now" but shining a light on my own life would be much more relevant.

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