Let's face it. We all have things that we need to do but don't want to do. Interviewers want to know that you will still get the job done even when you aren't excited about it. Some find it helpful to start the day with affirmations or reading motivational quotes. Using a specific example will help paint a picture for the interviewer, much clearer than simply listing helpful tools. Start by telling the interviewer about a situation where you struggled with motivation to do a particular task. Maybe you had to call a long list of customers to do a survey. Or perhaps you were put in charge of cleaning the kitchen even though you didn't contribute any of the dirty dishes! It could be a small task or something much more monumental. Next, tell the interviewer how you motivated yourself. Finally, be sure to tell the interviewer that even though you were not excited about the task, you made it happen in a timely manner knowing that it would help the organization as a whole.
"When I was working my first sales job, I was under a lot of pressure to meet monthly and quarterly goals. I made the most of every customer transaction and referral in order to make sure I met my goals. When I felt stressed, I just made a list of what I could do in that situation and talked to coworkers for encouragement."