There are several ways to get motivated. While some methods of being motivated surpass others, this method surpasses all of the other methods. The motivational method that is better than all of the other motivational methods out there is seeing the potential in your niche.
We need to see that someone else is doing something that we want to do. This is why success stories are very popular. If you are a self-published author, chances are you know about a variety of success stories of the authors who made millions of dollars by selling $0.99 or $2.99 books.
When Roger Bannister broke the 4 minute mile barrier in 1954, he proved the experts wrong. Less than 5 years after Bannister proved it was possible to run the mile in under 4 minutes, over 20 runners broke 4 minutes for the mile. Now, it has become very common.
It only took 1 self-published author for others to realize that there is a lot of potential in self-publishing their own books. One success story offers a glimmer of hope. That glimmer of hope is the motivation some people use to achieve a milestone. As more people achieve the milestone, more people will realize that the milestone is in reach. This results in a milestone that once looked impossible becoming more common.
This is the most powerful source of motivation. All you need to do is find success stories of people in your niche to realize that the potential is there. Once you see the potential, you will give yourself something to strive for. The thing that you strive in your niche will ultimately allow you to become more successful.