So I read this one article or blog post, can’t remember which, but it said something about doing a post on a successful blog at least once every week, maybe even once a day, but then it turned around said if you can’t provide a quality post, you shouldn’t post anything. But, you should aim to be consistent. So I took aim, and I missed. I’ve become inconsistent with my posting, and the quality of my posts isn’t always the greatest. I’ve failed.
I have failed.
Listen to those words. I’m trying to start a motivational blog with those words, so I must be crazy right? Wrong. Both me and you know that in order to succeed, failure is going to happen. It’s so talked about in the motivational world, and with so many people buying self-help books and looking up self help blogs, that a vast majority of people know exactly what to do in order to the best human they can be.
But why are we buying so many self-help books? Why are we consuming so data about helping ourselves? Why are we feeling depressed and anxious all the time? WHY??
Because of someone else. That’s right, someone else is putting pressure on us, giving us deadlines, pushing us to go faster, get things done quicker but with better quality. We are demanded to be perfect with 100% efficiency. And that’s what is killing us.
Starting to question
I live in the United States of America, and things need to get done NOW. Not just right now, but things should have gotten done in the past, and why the hell didn’t I know that? Yes, that’s an impossible deadline. Go into the past and do what should have already been done.
But why? That’s a serious question. Why do you want things done now? Why is it so important to get things done now? Instead of asking why aren’t things done, start asking better questions. Start with, “why does this need to get done now?”. Or “Do I have the tools to get this done now?”. Or better yet “what is the importance this has on my life and the people around me?”.
You see, when you start asking questions, people get pissed. People that are in charge of you start getting pissed because they aren’t asking those questions. They are looking at the immediate task at hand. They are in the now, which is a great place to be! Unless that place sucks. Then being in the “now” is the worst place to be.
Moving from a crappy place, to a great place takes a tremendous effort. It takes an almost delusional mind to quit being a poor spirited man to being full of energy and life. But when you ask the right questions, you’ll notice if you love your life, or you are just living it. I’m not giving you some cliché examples of our society and how much it sucks and you must over come it to feel enlightened, powerful, and grateful. If you want to buy self-help books that promise you these things, go buy them.
Listen, I get it. You’re still searching for the right advice, the perfect blog post, the correct book that “gets you”. That’s why you’re reading this. You aren’t satisfied, and I’m extremely happy you aren’t. That means you have more that you want to accomplish. So let us start moving on.
Becoming something we aren’t
I can pack everything I have learned about motivation into this post, but what’s the fun in that? Motivation is something you can just have to accomplish a goal. It’s a lifestyle, and it’s a journey. The journey is yours, and if you aren’t finding any reason to keep going, then you need to find a new journey.
We all have more to give, more we want, and more we think we deserve. Get what you want. Ask the universe for it. Whoops, I added a cliché saying. But I’ll let that one slide. You really should be asking the universe for what you deserve. It’ll make a difference.
So what now?
I’m bringing this rambling post back to reality. Lets talk for real. We all have skills that we think are important. We all have dreams. And we all have life. Once you align your skills with your dreams, your life becomes abundant. I’m really sick of motivational books and videos promising failure is the key to success. We all know that already. What do we not know about motivation? We don’t know how to define it.
I’ve been pissed off at work before. Things just were not going right. I wasn’t doing good work, and nobody else was either. But how did I find motivation? Why did I continue to work hard in the face of adversity? Anger. I was pissed! It wasn’t a calm motivational state of mind. It was me, getting extremely pissed. Did I make mistakes while pissed? Yes. Do I make mistakes while not pissed? Yes. What’s the difference? In my pissed off state of mind, I don’t care. I don’t care who I have to talk to in order to get a job done. When I’m relaxed, I care too much. I don’t want to be seen as a failure. But when I’m mad, all that goes out the window.
So the point is to get mad? Yes. Get mad when you don’t live up to your potential. I don’t know how to solve all your problems, or the motivational issues this world faces. But I do know we have to get mad.
So to wrap this up, I would like to say, keep going. If you are facing giants, face them with ferocity. Don’t give up, and get what you deserve. Ask the hard questions, look in your own mind before pointing fingers, and explore your inner space.
P.S. Let me know what you think in the comments. I’m always looking for feedback!