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

Batting practice.

What causes hopelessness? The feeling that success is unreachable, that our efforts don’t matter. If we can’t achieve our desired outcome, the time and energy we invest are for nothing.

But are they?

Why do baseball players spend hours at batting practice? To get better. The inevitability that practice will improve performance is all the motivation they need. There’s no guarantee that their batting average will go up. But in the moment, improvement is all that matters.

Focus on the intrinsic value of what you do. Good work makes you better. Becoming better rekindles the fire of hope.

About Yonason Goldson

Yonason Goldson is the keynote speaker with 3000 years’ experience. He works with business leaders to build a culture of ethics, setting higher standards to limit liability while earning loyalty and trust. He’s a rabbinic scholar, repentant hitchhiker, and co-host of the podcast "The Rabbi and the Shrink." He has published hundreds of articles applying ancient wisdom to the challenges of the modern world, and six books, most recently “Grappling with the Gray: an Ethical Handbook for Personal Success and Business Prosperity.”

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