There are two ways to motivate. Fear, and love. While fear may work for short bursts, love is eternal, and will get you out of bed in the morning filled with passion.
Fear is an excellent motivator, but it causes a great deal of pain in the process.
Love, on the other hand, gets the same (often better) job done, with a smile on your face.
Also, if you take into account the law of attraction, you don't really want to focus too much on what you're avoiding, and rather, on what you're attaining.
The pain of losing should never be greater than the joy of winning. Rig the game, and play to win.
I don't mean cheat and lie, I mean change your inner rules. Make winning something you achieve by trying, not by any judgement. Most people don't even play the game. Win by playing.
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