Sometimes it can feel like a waste of time to try and motivate yourself. There’s the thought in your head that keeps saying “Why even try? You know you’re not going to do it.”

Sound familiar? I know the feeling.

I’ve been trying to motivate myself to get back into running so I can run my first half-marathon and for the past few days, I’ve had that thought enter my head. And for the past few days, I haven’t ran.

Even after just a few days, I felt defeated and wanted to give up. I almost did too—until I read this article on Millo.

The funny thing is, that mindset doesn’t just apply to exercise, it applies to your freelance business as well.

Have you been feeling unmotivated? You’re not alone. Check out David’s story about how he overcame the voice in his head and hoe you can apply the same methods to your business.

“I got sick a few weeks ago. Like really sick. My nose was broken when I was a teenager, and I never got it fixed, so any time I get a little sinus thing…it just goes crazy and I’m bedridden for like 7 days straight.

Before I got sick I was on a great workout routine. I’d take my dog on a really tough walk through the hills around my house for a couple miles, then come home and do a bunch of bodyweight stuff like pull-ups and whatnot.

And then I got sick, and didn’t work out for like 10 days.

Every time after that I’d walk by my pull up bar, a thought would enter the back of my head:

“What’s the point? You already stopped. No reason to try.”

And I let this voice win. I didn’t try. More days kept passing where I didn’t exercise, and I felt awful about it, but the longer I kept it up – the more pointless it felt to try.

And then, by accident one day, I grabbed the pull up bar when I was walking by,  and just like that I did one… and another… and another… (No, I wasn’t listening to DJ Khaled either 😉 )

With each pull up I could feel a fire building in me.

I was PISSED at that voice that had been keeping me down all those days.

It was so simple: Just ONE pull up broke the cycle.”

Read David’s full story and see how you can apply it to your freelance business at Millo.