Motivation is not something you can wait for, because it’s not coming from anywhere but yourself.
Motivation is not something you can count on, because it’s only a flimsy idea.
As it’s only an idea in your own head, you can easily change your mind the second things get hard.
It’s best not to hope for motivation to come fix your life.
Rather, just decide to fix it.
Build better habits.
And, slowly but daily, work on them.
Motivation is this shiny, fantastical, heroic idea of what you think can help you. Whereas, the real work is simple, mundane, and practical.