Our highest level of motivation comes from “Skin in the game”. We keep procrastinating the task which does not have any kind risk for us and most of the times end up not doing it.
“Skin in the game” or level of risk, is also most critical for best performance. Almost all our best performances come under huge pressure because of the level of risk in it (When Failing leads to a huge loss for us). Think about exam preparations, interviews or a presentation.
Hence to motivate anyone including self, find or define the “Skin in the game” in it and our best performance will follow.