Motivation is defined by the general desire or willingness of someone to do something. No matter who you are, how successful you are, what you have accomplished, the magnitude of your goals or your enthusiasm to reach them, there are times when you will lack motivation. Everyone has a point in time where they feel paralyzed with no desire to do anything at all. This is what has been coined as the ugly phrase, "lack of motivation." Absence of motivation leads to procrastination, reluctance, and ultimately unhappiness.
This sounds like a dead-end street, doesn't it? But it is quite the opposite- you have control over your flow of motivation; you just have to harness it.
So what can you do when you have misplaced your motivation?
1. Look for it!
Take a break from the task at hand. Enjoy some time outside. Dance in the kitchen. Relax. And THEN get back to it. Remember: it is not a sprint, it's a marathon.
2. Act like it!
Although you have established that you aren't feeling very enthusiastic or motivated, pretend that you are. Remember what Henry Ford once said, "Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right."