Momentum Fuels Motivation

Nicholas Puri
2 min readJul 7, 2021
Photo by Justin Veenema on Unsplash

I always find it funny to see just how many motivational videos there are online and what an insane number of views they have. In fact, we’ve created some on our Duomo channel and they’re our most-watched videos.

This is because people will often know they need to do something, but just won’t feel the motivation to do it. They believe watching, reading or listening to something will kickstart that motivation and they’ll smash their to-do list.

But most of the time, it just doesn’t work that way. All you do is procrastinate by watching motivational videos!

You see, motivation doesn’t consistently appear by itself. In fact, most of the time it builds as a result of taking action and gaining momentum.

You take action, make progress and that leads to you gaining the motivation to keep going.

If we’re really honest with ourselves, if we want to achieve a goal, in most cases we know what we need to do. It’s just that we don’t want to do it. For example, we know deliberate practice is the way to build a skill, but it can be boring, repetitive and not as enjoyable as repeatedly doing the things we’re already good at.

So the question is, how do we motivate ourselves to do these things?



Nicholas Puri

I am a Director at PuriCassar AG. I write about entrepreneurship, financial markets and documenting my business journey.