The Stoics had a lot in common with the Buddhists. (It’s a little harder to explain, but Christianity shares this concept as well). One of those things was letting go of attachments and expectations.
One of the best ways to learn something is to try to teach it to someone else. So why not employ the same strategy for flagging motivation? It turns out that giving advice on how to get and stay motivated can help you get and stay motivated.
For more on this, read Two psychologists have a surprising theory on how to get motivated — Quartz at Work