There are many things that can interfere with an individual’s ability to motivate themselves.
Do they truly want to do the tasks they have chosen for themselves? Are they afraid of something? Are there more pressing concerns in their life, distracting them from their goal? Some people are overloaded with too many tasks and find it hard to prioritise and plan their work. Some, often those who have suffered from depression, go through cycles of anxiety about upcoming work and guilt or shame about what they haven’t achieved in the past. Sometimes people have not worked out the specific actions they have to take.
It’s important to carefully assess barriers to motivation to build better strategies with which to approach to tasks. Once these obstacles are removed one can start to attach greater motivation, drive and pleasure to the chosen activities so that the individual enjoys their task and finds themselves drawn to it, as they would be to other satisfying tasks.
I have successfully helped several business people, students and others to change the way they think and feel about their work and other tasks so that they can get things done much more easily and pleasantly.
If you want some help with motivation please call me and I would be happy to discuss how I can help.