David Brooks

What is your number one hack for getting yourself motivated when things seem hopeless? by David Brooks

My hack is to do something, anything, that lets you feel like you’ve accomplished something. Make a to-do list of all the things you don’t feel motivated to do, putting “make a to-do list” as the first item. You then get to cross the first thing off the list and, poof, one in the win column! Or, get up and make your bed. There is a book by Admiral William H. McRaven called “Make Your Bed” which talks about how one simple task starts your day off with a win setting the stage for a successful rest of the day.

About David Brooks

I moved from Toronto to the Niagara Region in Ontario in 2015 with my wife and 3 dogs. After commuting back and forth to Toronto for a few years I semi-retired. During the pandemic I saw how unprepared most people and organizations were to deal with lockdowns and mandates that affected us all. After reading that continued lockdowns would mean that 30% of businesses in Toronto would not be able to reopen I began learning about Business Continuity Management and have been certified as an ISO Auditor for the 22301 standard.

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