Often individuals will describe motivation as a randomly occurring source of drive and energy. This definition comes from a lack of understanding of the automatic and internal intricacies of the mind.
Motivation is better defined as: a matter of recognising the immense pain that will follow inaction, and the infinite pleasures that will be received through pro-action.
When one realises that there will be pain that will come from avoiding action, motivation and drive instantly follow to avoid that outcome. Likewise, when pleasure is recognised as a near outcome for action, individuals will find power within themselves to follow through.
If one finds themselves unwilling or unmotivated, it is recommended that they ask themselves the following question:
What is the immense pain that I will receive through inaction?
After going through the answers to that question for a good amount of time, one may find that the will to move forward will manifest itself in the psyche.