Look at the big picture
It’s easy to get hyper-focused on what you need to do next on your to do-list, especially if it’s but a small step in a big staircase. But taking a look at the big picture will motivate you.
You have a purpose, a plan, and a vision. No matter what it is on your daily agenda, there’s a purpose for it. Your assignment is for a class that will help you complete your degree; your cabinet purchases and furnishing samples are for your redecorating project; your research and plot development are for your novel. Let the big picture motivate you to focus on the small parts that you need to finish in order to get to the end.