You don't have to get hit in the head with apple for your own "aha" moment that changes your trajectory.
Sir Isaac Newton famously worked on the Laws of Motion in regards to objects and forces acting on it.
Newton's law says:
An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion...
Competitors put themselves into motion.
Especially when they don't feel it.
Most people wait...and wait....and wait... for motivation to strike them, inspiration to spark them, or someone to save them. They spend their lives just waiting at the starting line.
Competitors meanwhile are busy working because they understand the most important key to getting better:
You just have to start.
Unmotivated to workout? Set a timer for two minutes and start getting loose.
Unmotivated to write that report? Set a timer for two minutes and start writing.
Unmotivated to....? You get the idea.
Set an alarm and just start. Even for two minutes as James Clear says, is better than 0 minutes. It gets you started and if you want to continue (and keep the momentum going) you can.
If you want to get better at a skill, force yourself to start doing the skill today for just a few minutes.
If you want to get closer to your goal, force yourself to do one thing today for it.
Quit waiting on things to change or someone to save you. Force yourself into motion.