I clearly remember the tweet of Mel Robbins which said:”Motivation is Bullshit”.
I immediately came to the conclusion how wrong she is . And now when I retrospect and reflect my judgment ,I realize that she was correct. There was some logic behind her statement and we will fathom this …. Lets start
THE PROBLEM OF MOTIVATION
So some months back , I was really into improving myself and it had been like 10 months ,since i had started reading and i was doing so much better. I had such great ideas with me which I was applying in my life. Motivational YouTube videos were also helping me to fire up and take Actions.
But now the question arises is that “whether external motivation is required to act on your goals?”
I remember one day ,I was not in a mood to do my work and the next thing I did was to see a motivational video , and there i was feeling good like never before ,and in no time ,as a result I started working rather making excuses .In other words I was relying on motivation.
What Mark Manson has said on Motivation:
Mark Manson in his gorgeous book’The subtle art of not giving a fuck’ says : Take actions to inspire yourself ,do not waste your fucks(time and energy)on external sources to get motivation.
Don’t get me wrong: Is it bad to be motivated or is motivation bullshit?
Motivational videos are really helpful,they have helped me as well . But this is what happens with most of us who go to you tube:
- Most of us forget why we had come to you tube after seeing the videos on home section,and if our willpower muscle is already used you know what happens next.
- Seeing a motivational video,we become inquisitive to see other motivational videos.
- Unfortunately we are demanded /exposed to non trivial tasks ,as soon as we touch our cell phones.
To a certain extent seeing motivation videos of awe inspiring personalities like Tony Robbins,Mel Robbins,Gary Vaynerchuck, Bill Gates,Steve Jobs etc. is awesome and . But don’t make it a habit .Above all,My point is don’t let it interrupt you or rather i should say don’t let yourself use these videos as an excuse to not taking ACTIONS.LETS EXPLORE WHY??
THE BEST THING TO DO TO GET MOTIVATION / INSPIRATION
Rather than making excuses ,you need to train yourself by taking actions instead of being lazy. Taking actions now will make ‘u’ a inspiration for yourself. You won’t need anyone to force you to get started.
Starting Right now will be the best thing to do.The point of seeing motivational videos is to re listen or to remind yourself of things which you already know!!. IF WE ALREADY KNOW THESE THINGS , WHY DON’T WE ACT???WHY DO WE NEED MOTIVATION???
Once again , Mark has answered the question quite beautifully. HE SAYS if you need motivation to act on your goals , you don’t really want the struggle, you only want the result. You are not really hungry for success,else if you really liked the struggle which you had chosen for yourself ,you would have enjoyed acting on your goals
ASK THIS QUESTION TO YOURSELF
THINK ABOUT IT . DO YOU NEED MOTIVATION TO DO SOMETHING WHICH YOU LIKE DOING??? NO,RIGHT !! Same applies in your struggles. ASK YOURSELF:DO I WANT THE STRUGGLE?? BECAUSE THAT ‘STRUGGLE’ WILL MAKE YOU POWERFUL.STRUGGLE IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PART.THIS IS WHERE THE GOLD AND GROWTH LIES.THEREFORE AS THIS QUESTION TO YOURSELF.
SO IF YOU WANT THE STRUGGLE :
YOU need to remember your core values and remind yourself that cost of inactivity is too huge,whenever you feel lazy to do imperative work.
People who have become highly successful have taken huge actions. They have not wasted their precious time looking for inspiring words. Taking ACTIONS is the permanent solution for procrastination. They have invested so much time on themselves and on their skills.
TAKE for example Bill Gates. He spent his 5 years i.e 8th grade to end of high school only learning about coding. He spent consecutive 7 years learning about coding .In total he spent 10,000 hrs before he was 20!!! This is how important time is. Remember last I want to say ,ACTIONS +TIME=REAL RESULTS.
TAKE ACTION NOWWW!!
BECOME YOUR OWN INSPIRATION!!
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