When to ditch motivation

I remember the first time I heard the likes of Zig Ziglar and Jim Rohn I couldn’t get enough. The thought that I could influence my future in a positive way by following their advice was such a cool concept and that’s when my quiet obsession began.

I loved the personal development world, and I started reading as much as I could. I would listen to it in my 2001 Ford Ranger as I drove to and from class. It was exciting and every time I would finish one book or CD I couldn’t wait to get started on the next. This went on for years, and the worst part is I thought I was making progress.

Don’t get me wrong, of course I made progress but what I didn’t realize is that I got really good at consuming the motivational meals and riding on serotonin kick to the next. Book after book and author after author. So what was the dilemma? I missed the transition, the transition where motivation turns into action through self discipline.

There comes a point when you have to stop reading, stop listening and start doing the work required for you to make the changes necessary to achieve those dreams that you keep inside.

Take responsibility for yourself, and you future self will thank you.