Usually, a lack of motivation stems from a lack of an inspiring goal. An inspiring challenge. Your feeling of hopelessness is the result of an old outdated narrative that hasn’t been replaced by a new one. It’s a call for reinvention.
Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAGs) can help.
Set yourself a BHAG.
Write a novel.
Launch a business.
Move to a new country.
Start a new career.
Let that BHAG determine everything you do and think. How you work. Who you talk to. What you eat. Where you live. Everything.
Your BHAG should become the center of gravity for your life. It should define your life. Everything else should fall in accordance to the BHAG.
A BHAG is like a beacon. Or a mountain. As long as you’re moving closer to it day by day, everything is fine.
A good BHAG will change you from the inside and make you who you want to be. Pursue pleasure from becoming a better human being, irrelevant of whether you achieve your BHAG or not.
How to pick the right BHAG?
Simple: pay attention to who you’ll become by pursuing it.