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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.

Are you addicted to motivation, or are you addicted to success – Elon Musk

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