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Does Motivation Work? Or is it Garbage?

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Most of us like feeling motivated, and for this reason, we purchase motivational books and even attend expensive motivational seminars.

We love and pay for motivation because we believe it works. However, some individuals like Mel Robbins, think motivation is garbage because it doesn’t work.

Therefore, the Million-dollar question is, does motivation work?

Motivation works, but it only works for hard workers and people who genuinely want to achieve success. It does not work for lazy and unfocused individuals.

I believe you’ve heard about people whose lives changed after reading a particular motivational article/book, or after attending a certain seminar. People use these individuals as the basis of the argument that motivation works. However, what they don’t realize is that most of these individuals were already hard workers or people determined to achieve greatness.

Therefore, motivation works by encouraging hard workers and Great aspirers to put in more effort and believe they will achieve their dreams. For this reason, motivation is not for everyone because it only reinforces but does not change people’s habits. A lazy person cannot start working hard and persisting just because he or she just read a motivational book. The book might make him or her work hard for only a few days after which the person will go back to his/her lazy lifestyle.

I’m writing this topic based on my personal experience. I once forced my friends to read motivational books. These folks became so enthusiastic after reading the books that they immediately started setting goals. However, after a while, they forgot about these goals and continued smoking pot.

On the other hand, I also gave my hard working and ambitious friends the same books, and I realized that the books motivated them to work harder and dream bigger.

With this in mind, you must cultivate the habit of working hard if you want motivation to work for you. Set big goals and start working towards them. Force yourself to work even when you don’t feel like working. Just work even when you lack motivation, and work even when others are partying. Just work hard, and after a while, you’ll face obstacles and you’ll realize that the hard work is not attracting success as quickly as you expected.

You will then look for motivational stuff to inspire you to persevere, persist, and believe that your hard work will eventually pay. And Guess what? Motivation will work because it will make you to KEEP MOVING FORWARD.

Therefore, motivation works, but not for everyone. It only works for determined folks.  Motivation can make you a dreamer, but it can’t make you a hard worker. In other words, it can’t cultivate for you the habits and skills you need for a succesful life. You are responsible for building these skills and habits.

You can’t read a motivational book and expect success to miraculously knock at your door. You have to get off your couch, practice working hard, and then read and watch motivational stuff so that they boost your confidence, and make you believe that it’s possible to achieve anything.

Personally, motivation has not yet made me successful, but it has made me to continue working hard while believing that my work will eventually bring me the life I desire.

Feel free to agree or disagree in the comment box below.

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  1. Alan Maiccon

    April 13, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    The motivation comes from within – something personal I can cite that you spoke of the group of lazy people that you gave them books and returned to the same path.

    When serving the army, it is no different, entering a recovery house is no different, if you walk on the right path or are self-motivated to pursue it you will, if you are motivated to wrong things you will get worse .

    Motivation is all about being who you truly are or finding yourself after the fight.

    • Isaac Wechuli

      April 14, 2018 at 4:58 am

      That’s true Alan. Motivation comes from within, and if someone doesn’t have the drive, it won’t work.

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4 Main Challenges Dream Chasers Face

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It recently dawned on me that the few individuals who have the courage to chase their dreams often give up because of the challenges they face on the journey.

As a dream chaser, I have faced both small and large obstacles that made me realize how easy it is to give up on dream chasing. These hurdles made me realize that people who dreamt big and now live their dreams truly deserve them because they overcame the following TOP 4 CHALLENGES DREAM CHASERS face.

  1. Things Not Going As Expected

One major challenge I realized dream chasers face, is that things seldom go as they anticipated. When they start chasing their dreams, dream chasers often believe that everything will go as planned. However, during the journey, they realize that almost nothing goes according to their plans. Unexpected obstacles pop-up and their dreams take long to come true.

My research on people who live their dreams made me realize that these individuals also experienced this phenomenon. Most of them reveal that things never went their way for some time, but eventually, they got more than what they expected because they kept pushing themselves harder.

  1. The Lack of Money

Almost every dream requires capital for it to come to true. However, not every dreamer has the capital to actualize their dream. For this reason, many individuals are often forced to continuously borrow money from family and friends, and take odd jobs for them to fund their dreams.

  1. The Need to Let Go Anyone That Doesn’t Support Their Dreams

When they start chasing their dreams, many individuals often realize that they have to keep distance from people who don’t believe in achieving dreams.

Personally, I realized that I had to avoid the people – including friends and relatives – who don’t believe I will achieve my dreams because they always infect me with negative energy, and doubts that make me consider giving up. They usually demoralize me, and I always have to force myself to work whenever I associate with them. For this reason, I realized that I have to avoid them completely because chasing and achieving dreams requires positive energy.

Avoiding close friends and relatives for the sake of my dreams is very challenging, and initially, I felt sorry for doing that. However, it dawned on me that it’s the right thing to do because I am living my life, not theirs.

  1. Time

Many dreams/projects require a large investment of time though they often take long before they start producing financial returns. Therefore, dreamers always have to work for someone for them to pay their bills hence resulting in them having a small amount of time to work on their dreams despite the fact that actualizing dreams requires lots of time. Furthermore, within that small amount of time they have, they still have to allocate time for friends, family, exercise, and rest.

Some dreamers end up ignoring family, friends, and a healthy lifestyle so that they find ample time to work on their projects.

Concluding Remarks

Therefore, if you are planning to chase your dreams, be mentally prepared to face the above challenges.

Also, realize that dreams don’t come true easily, and those who achieve them deserve them because they transcended the above hurdles.  The only motivating factor is that these individuals are normal individuals like you and me, and IF THEY DID IT, WE CAN ALSO DO IT.

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What Proves God is Good And Willing to Help You?

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N/B – I use the terms, ‘God,’ ‘his,’ and ‘him’ because they are the most common words used in reference to THE CREATOR. 

I started questioning God after realizing that many individuals are going through difficulties. However, I never questioned his existence because creation is enough evidence that God exists. I only questioned his goodness, and willingness to help and guide us.

Sometimes I wonder if God is really good, loving, and caring because nothing proves so. Or do you have proof that God is good and caring? Our prayers are seldom answered, life is unfair, and most of the time we get what we don’t want even after praying, and believing in God.

Does God really give us what we want? Does he really care for us? If so, why can’t he make life smooth for us?

When bad things happen, we are always told to stay calm because it’s God’s will. It seems God forces his will on us, and what he wants will happen whether we like it or not.

What if God is an evil spirit who doesn’t give a freak about us? What if he enjoys seeing us suffering? What if he’s not interested in helping us achieve our dreams?

Recently, I realized that we always work for whatever we want. Nothing is given for free by any power. If you want inner peace, work on it. If you want riches, work hard, and if you want a stable relationship, work for it. God will not give you these things if you pray without working hard for them. You cannot pray hard, sleep all day, and expect blessings. The surest way to get blessings is to work for them.

With this in mind, what role does God play in our lives? Maybe he does nothing because he’s neither good nor bad. Maybe he just created the world and left us to deal with it in whatever way we can. Maybe he never interferes with our daily deeds, and that’s why he seldom answers our prayers.

Maybe we are the gods, and we have the power to overcome hardships and get whatever we want. Or maybe he does nothing because he knows we are powerful and intelligent enough to pass the tests of life.

Anyway, until today, I have never discovered something that proves God is good and willing to help us. And for the people who claim God helped them, could God have helped you if you didn’t do anything? Maybe you just helped yourself.

Don’t misunderstand me. I believe in God, and I know there are great benefits to those who can align with his power.  For this reason, I just want to know ‘Him’ more. I think I’m doubtful because I just don’t know how to make ‘Him’ help and guide me, or I don’t know how to establish a connection with ‘Him’.

Despite my doubts, I trust that God might be a good God, and I know the problem is that I don’t know how to align with ‘Him’.

I, therefore, want you to help me realize how I can establish a connection with ‘Him’, and make ‘Him’ help and guide me towards a prosperous life. I want ‘Him’ to answer my prayers, and help me make a change in the world. I need to help many poor folks because living near a slum/ghetto has made me realize that some people really suffer. I must help them but I know I can’t without the help of a Higher Power. I, therefore, need God’s assistance, and guidance. But then, does God really help us? Is The Creator interested in guiding me?

Do you believe God is good and willing to help you? If you do, explain in the comment box below why you think God is good, and how he’s helped you.

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