I have thought of this thread a lot over the last couple of months while I've struggled with a big organizing project at home.
I've made some big progress and I've made progress but then I recently did a little math and figured it would be much more effective to simply HIRE a Professional Organizer to come over and help me finish up this project, once and for all!
My time's precious and the good weather's right around the corner so I don't want to be spending the next 5 weekends or so working on my house. Also, my health isn't the greatest and every time I spend a lot of time working on this project I end up feeling really crummy for days.
So I guess my answer to the question, "How do you motivate yourself?" is simply:
"I don't. Screw it. I'll just hire someone to do it for me!!!"