Motivation ... and productivity
There's a fascinating paradox between "motivation" and "productivity." As soon as one has to motivate herself, she's not motivated! Think back to the last time you were engaged in an activity (personal OR professional). Perhaps you were leading a discussion with a client (or a friend). Did you notice how if you were REALLY into it, time seemed to disappear?
If so, I suggest that you take a look at what happened to get you there. Once we find out what gets us into "productivity," we can then choose to use that on demand. (Of course, only if we'd like to!)
Many times a lack of motivation comes from not having enough information to get started. For example, I have not been motivated to get my car tuned...and then when I found the phone number to the garage, then called to make an appointment, then found myself reading a magazine while waiting for the car to get tuned...well, in spite of my non-motivation, by starting with the tiniest bit of information, I was able to start moving.
I will suggest you take a look at what it is you'd like to "get motivated" about, and then mind-map/brainstorm the information that would help you move forward. If at the end of that brainstorm session, you can pull at least ONE next action off of that piece of paper, you'll start winning the "motivation game."
Needless to say, this course will be about defining and clarifying all of your open loops, down to the level of VERY NEXT ACTION. The idea is, by defining our own work (our OWN widgets to crank) we can more effectively and efficiently move on the things we have decided to move on. I hope that helps!