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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 doesn’t 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 doesn’t change people’s habits. A lazy person cannot start working hard and persisting 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 went back to 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 when others are partying. Just work hard, and after a while, you’ll face obstacles and you’ll realize that your 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 successful 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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5 Powerful Reasons Why Passion is a Key to Success

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I once believed that we don’t need passion to succeed. However, when I started blogging, I realized that passion is a key to success. I noticed that my passion for blogging made me write articles consistently.

Besides this, my research on successful people enlightened me that successful people are passionate about their jobs. They work 24/7 because they enjoy and love their work.

These findings forced me to think deeply about the relationship between passion and success hence making me realize that passion leads to success because it:

1.Makes it Hard for You to Give Up

It will be hard for you to give up on something when you are passionate because you won’t care about the results. You’ll only care about doing your thing, and you’ll do it even when you don’t get the desired results. For instance, if you love singing, you’ll continue singing even when you only have 5 views on Youtube.

2.Makes You a Hard Worker

Passion makes you work more hours because it makes you obsessed with your work. You’ll want to work whenever you find time because you love your work. Besides this, when you are passionate, you’ll work long hours because you won’t be able to tell the difference between work and play. For you, working will be playing.

3.Changes Your Attitudes Towards Difficulties

People who aren’t passionate about their jobs have a negative attitude towards obstacles. They either see them as threats or messages from the universe that they’ll never succeed.

However, passionate people perceive obstacles as an opportunity for growth. They are always eager to overcome them, and they believe they’ll become better at their craft after overcoming obstacles.

4.Prevents You From Wasting Time

If you do what you love, you’ll be obsessed with work because you’ll be excited about it. For this reason, you’ll want to spend most of your time working, and you’ll avoid wasting time on useless activities such as gossiping or liking and commenting on Facebook posts all day.

5.Increases Focus

Passion leads to obsession, which breeds focus. Focus leads to success because it increases the quality of your work as it makes you more skilled and knowledgeable. Besides this, focus prevents you from making mistakes and breeds consistency hence increasing your chances of succeeding.

Conclusions

People who don’t like their jobs seldom succeed because they mostly focus on getting things done. Moreover, they never reach great heights because they usually lack the motivation to improve their skills. However, passionate people have high chances of succeeding because passion increases focus, motivates them to work hard, and changes their attitude towards difficulties. And, lastly, it makes them want to work all time hence forcing them to avoid time wasting activities.

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My Top 10 Favorite YouTube Channels That Will Make You Wise As Fuck

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I love YouTube and I thank Jawed, Steve, and Hurley for founding it because the platform offers an endless number of enlightening channels created by people committed to making you wise.

Here are my favorite YouTube Channels that will make you wise as fuck.

  1. The Academy of Ideas

I’m addicted to this YouTube Channel because it has many short videos that inspire folks to curve their own path. Besides this, it also explains enlightening ideas by the Greatest Thinkers such as Carl Yung, Arthur Schopenhauer, and Socrates in a simple way. For this reason, I believe just watching a few videos from the channel will make you wiser

Subscribers – 307k

  1. The Crow House

Those who have read my book: Awaken from The Deep Sleep and the Hidden Truths section of this blog know that I love writing about the Elite and hidden history. The Crow House is responsible for making me inquire more about hidden history because Max Igan provides information that will make you doubt the history you were taught in class.

Max Igan informs viewers how ancient human beings were able to create things we can’t create today, and why he suspects that some people are hiding true history. He also enlightens us about the elite’s system of control and how we can break it.

Here’s one of my favorite videos from the channel – Why Are They Hiding History?

Subscribers – 144k

  1. Mystery History

My obsession with uncovering the true history of humanity has made me love Mystery History as it proves that ancient man was highly intelligent. I can’t explain more about the channel because I just subscribed to it a week ago. However, the few videos I have watched on the channel have made me ponder about a lost but extremely intelligent civilization that once lived on this earth.

Subscribers – 385k

  1. Alux.com

Alux is a wonderful channel for both luxury enthusiasts and self-help addicts. The channel can make you want to be rich because it shows you the most expensive hotels, mansions, cars, etc. It also provides wonderful pieces of advice that can help you live a prosperous life.

Subscribers – 1.7M

  1. Illacertus

Illacertus summarizes books about power, seduction, and strategy in a magical way. It has a good narrator and wonderful instrumental background music that will make you feel relaxed while watching the videos. I loved how the channel summarized Robert Green’s book The 48 Laws of Power.

Subscribers – 353k

  1. The Art of Improvement

The Art of improvement is a wonderful YouTube channel with short animated videos that aim at helping you succeed. It makes enlightening videos about productivity, creativity, and many more self-help ideas.

  1. Woodward TV

You must be very open minded for you to believe anything on Woodward TV. The channel discusses about the possibility of some people controlling us, ancient civilizations, ghosts, aliens, space, giants, the Hat Man, and many more mysterious topics. I love the channel because, besides its cool instrumental background music, it allows me to suspend all my beliefs for a moment and dive into wonderland.

  1. The School of Life

The School of Life is a self-help channel that discusses almost everything about life. The channel provides advice about love, relationships, sex, emotional intelligence, philosophy, the harsh realities of life, and many more things in short clear videos.

Subscribers  – 4M

  1. Lilou Mace TV

Lilou Mace TV shows Lilou Mace interviewing various people about success, sex, relationships, their spiritual beliefs, angels, and consciousness. I mainly love this channel because most of the videos have enlightening spiritual ideas.

Subscribers – 144k

  1. The Secrets of Nature

I really really really love watching wildlife documentaries because animals amaze me and enlighten me about the fundamental truths of life.

Recently, I stumbled upon The Secrets of Nature and I loved it to death. The channel has wonderful short clips and wildlife documentaries that will make you discover the hidden secrets of nature.

Do you want to be wise? Check out these channels and you might become the God of Wisdom. Anyway, I welcome you to comment about your favorite enlightening YouTube Channels in the comment box below.

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