Do you do this:
For instance...your house is a total wreck. You've known you have to do something about it, but you've been busy or lazy or stuck in a rut and then - someone who you'd really really NOT want to show up at your front door shows up at your front door and you have to invite him or her in to your nightmare. You may even have to get them a cup of tea or sit and chat for an hour. When the intruder into your nightmare finally leaves you take a shower, fix your hair maybe even apply make-up and then you give your house the best cleaning it's seen in months. Why. It's called post humiliation motivation. It doesn't really matter at that point what your house or your hair looks like, but some part of you needs its dignity back anyway.
I don't know, maybe I'm the only one.