As you know, I posted a collection of my most read posts of the decade on Tuesday. Then I heard the debate whether we started a new decade yesterday or if we’ll start a new decade January 1, 2021. I guess it doesn’t make a lot of difference, but it is an interesting debate.

If I were coaching you, I would ask you these questions. If you want to coach yourself and motivate yourself, I encourage you to write or type answers for each question. Some of these questions I found from other experts on motivation.

  1. What have you learned about your own motivation?
  2. What are you most passionate about?
  3. Is there a work discipline you follow each week?
  4. What changes can you make to your daily routine that will increase your energy level?
  5. What if anything do you want to get better at doing this year?
  6. I want you to make an important decision for your work this year that you are committed to achieving. What action steps will you make to achieving it?
  7. What action can you take today to start implementing that decision?
  8. What limiting excuses do you make that keeps you from achieving your career goals?
  9. What actions have you said you will do “some day?”
  10. What is the primary focus of your life?
  11. What do you really want to change this year?
  12. What will be the impact if you don’t make the change?
  13. If you are able to make the change how will you feel?
  14. What are your most important strengths that will help you achieve the goal?
  15. What are some rewards you can give yourself when you make progress?
  16. Who in your law firm do you think is most motivated?
  17. What does that lawyer do that causes you to say he or she is most motivated?
  18. How will you hold yourself accountable for 2020?