How to Become Permanently Motivated (Even If You’re Lazy Right Now)

The keys to cultivating the only form of motivation that lasts

Ayodeji Awosika
7 min readApr 3, 2020


Until you have self-motivation, you’re never going to reach your full potential.

You’re in the right place and you’re making the right steps, but understand that your personal transformation isn’t going to happen because of my writing or any of the other self-improvement content you find online.

You use content like this to ultimately help you make that switch in your mind that inspires action.

Self-motivation, driven from within, eventually becomes permanent motivation.

I know you’re frustrated.

The motivation that comes from self-help is so ephemeral. You feel pumped up and inspired for a little while, but then each little step required to make your stream come true quickly slices away each little piece of inspiration until you’re left with the same old you, at square one, with no results to show for it.

Sadly, that’s most of what the self-improvement industry amounts to — jack shit.

A bunch of people buying books and courses they barely finish and even if they do, they rarely turn the insights into results.

So why write about it? Because I got it to work for me. I found self-motivation coming from a completely uninspired beginning, so I know I can get through to some of the people who read this, too.

You can be one of the few people who achieve the self-motivation needed to build a dream, even if right now you don’t feel like you’re capable of it.

I didn’t see myself achieving the writing career I always wanted when I was sitting in a jail cell, or doing cocaine five times a week, or working a dead-end job with 12-hour shifts for $10 an hour six days a week. If I’m ever in your city and you want to get a coffee, I tell you the uncensored stories.

Coming from those moments in my life, I reached a point where I got inspired and fed up at the same time. After years of laziness, I became self-motivated and then permanently motivated.

You can, too.



Ayodeji Awosika

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