Motivation is a real struggle almost every one of us can relate to (even if you’re in denial about it!).
Do you have those days where you feel so pumped up about something then some days you just feel like a total crap?
Those days that you feel you just need some kick in the butt to crack it all in?
Now, I want you to forget everything that you know about motivation because that is about to change, yes – right here, right now!
According to motivational speaker and former clinical defense attorney Mel Robbins, we need to stop waiting to ‘feel motivated’ and the whole concept of it should be thrown out of the window.
Mel Robbins on Why Motivation Is Garbage
She was recently interviewed by Simon Sinek on Impact Theory and her explanation is so powerful!
Mel Robbins’ Books
Key Points to Remember
“You only feel motivated to do the things that are easy.”
“At some point, we were all built into this lie that we need to feel ready in order to change.
We bought into this falsehood that at some point, we’re going to have the courage… it’s complete garbage,” Robbins said.
“One of the hardest things for me has been figuring out why is it so hard to do the little things that would improve my life?”
“There are so many people in the world who have these incredible ideas and yet we think what is missing is motivation,” Robbins said.
“The way that our minds are wired as human beings is that we are not designed to do things that are uncomfortable or scary or difficult.”
“Our brains are designed to protect us from these things to keep us alive.”
“In order to change — in order to build a business or to be the best parent — you’re going to have to do things that are difficult, uncertain or scary.
Which sets up this problem for all of us. You’re never going to feel like it.
According to Mel Robbins, this aversion is incredibly subtle. And it starts with another habit that we don’t like to talk about.
“We all have a habit of hesitation.”
“We have an idea and instead of saying it, we stop and we hesitate. Just in that micro moment, it sends a stress signal that wakes your brain up,” Mel Robbins said.
“You can truly trace every single problem or complaint in your life to silence and hesitation. Those are decisions.”
Mel Robbins’ Ted Talk
Her TED Talk titled, “How To STOP Screwing Yourself” got over 8 million views on YouTube! It was the first time I watched her and it was remarkable.
She gives practical advice, all backed up with Science – she’s amazing I’m such a big fan!
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