Motivation is a skill

This is absolutely something I struggle with. Or perhaps it's more like "maintaining motivation is a skill". Or even identifying what my real motivation was in the first place:

Half of experience is recognizing when you want the thing versus when you want the thing only because you unconsciously want something else that’s a potential side effect you don’t want to cop to. 1

References

[^1] [https://twitter.com/andy_matuschak/status/1279821699014201345\](https://twitter.com/andy_matuschak/status/1279821699014201345)