This is my position on motivation:
Do you need to get motivated? I have a special tool just for that, it never fails me:
“How to motivate yourself to do something?
NO-HOW! Stay in the ass.”
~ Artemy Lebedev
Motivation is bullshit. All these motivational coaches, talks, memes, videos, podcasts comprise an industry of noise the sole function of which is to misguide and lead people astray from the real order of things.
And the reality is rather simple:
There is no such thing as a lack of motivation.
This is easy to prove. Drink a gallon of water and see if you’ll need any motivation for a dash to the toilet. You will blaze through any obstacle that may lie between you and the restroom. It might be a silly example but it helps me to make a point:
Your performance is never a matter of motivation, it’s only a matter of question: “How bad do you want it?”
Do you know why many people never achieve their dreams? People never achieve their dreams because they are always trying to delegate their responsibility. They read books about success, watch lectures about success, pay tons of money to life couches to learn about success. They do everything they possibly can only to avoid facing a bloody simple truth:
There is only one secret to success:
You have to fucking work.
This is the tragedy of our whining generation: many people simply lack the work ethic for the things they want in life.
People don’t need motivation. They need to conceptualize two things: one — success always lies on the other side of frustration; two — there is only one way to work off this frustration — you’ve got to follow through.
You want a six-pack? You’ve got to sweat it. You want an awesome relationship? You have to get through a real struggle to make it work. An average person dreams about becoming a millionaire but reads 4 books a year. 4 books a year! How is that possible? Are those books written on the street signs?
This is to all people who always choose the path of least resistance:
An exertion of minimum effort doesn’t lead to success. There is no fast way to get anything worth getting in this life. You must earn it.
Motivation may get you through the first two weeks and then it will dissipate. Its short life makes it completely useless in the marathon of self-development. Personal growth is a lifelong journey and there is only one thing that can get you from where you are to where you want to be.
Abandon motivation as a concept. Let’s talk about the only secret weapon of all overachievers. Read on.
Thank you for reading my book “Meditations of the Millennial”.
If you want to support me on my mission, please, share this book with someone you love. Maybe they will find what they seek on its pages.