Like a bad boyfriend - never there when you need it.
Motivation is like any emotion. It comes and it goes. It's an easy excuse.
People who don't do well:
All or nothing, On or Off, relying on emotion.
Consistency is the key. Be consistent and you will achieve.
Don't think, just do. Take the emotion out of it, and go into robot mode. Just get on with the task.
Tools for this:
1. Flex your willpower muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it gets.
2. Don't think. Just do the action. Don't start negotiation, playing games.. recognise the internal conversation/debate that goes on. "Don't think, just do"
3. The 10 minute rule. I'm going to do 10 minutes of training, and if I really don't want to continue I'll stop. Usually once you get going, you'll keep going.
4. JFDI. Stop the paralysis by analysis.