Motivational Sweet Spot

I’ve noticed a personal phenomenon recently. My level of motivation around a given task seems to have a sweet spot where my (perception) of how difficult it is plays a big role

Motivation and Performance Graph

Motivation versus Difficulty

At the left hand side of the scale, we have the tedious admin stuff, such as keying in expenses. This has no real ability to stretch my intellect, and is frankly boring. The level of motivation is low.

At the right hand side of the scale, there might be things which appear really difficult. For example, re-word all of our marketing collateral to flush out the value proposition(s).  [Note – you might find this easy ! – I don’t].

Anyone else got any views?