Mel Robbins on Why Motivation Is Garbage

Mel Robbins has an interesting view on motivation, it’s garbage. “You are never going to feel like it.” Below is a short video where Mel Robbins explains why she sees it that way.

My post Motivation Is Garbage is about a 50 minutes long interview / conversation with Mel Robbins. She talks about why motivation is garbage. Mel Robbins also talkes about her 5 second rule which is a really interesting concept.

Video: Mel Robbins on Why Motivation Is Garbage

You can watch the 5 minute video below or at YouTube Mel Robbins on Why Motivation Is Garbage.

Storytelling and photos

The article Six Photographers Took The Same Man’s Picture, What They Captured Will Make You Think popped up in my Facebook stream today. I’ve seen it before and it’s really worth watching.

Six photographers were told to photograph the same man but each of them was told a different background story about who the man was. For example, one of them was told he was a self-made millionaire whilst another was told he was an ex-convict. In reality, he is none of those things. The results of how the man was portrayed in their photographs was mind blowing and very revealing to say the least

We all have a tendency to label and judge people. What we believe affects how we see people and things, whether the belief is true or not.

The video is an excellent example of how powerful storytelling is. It, for good and bad, affects how we see people and the world. You can view the video below or on YouTube at THE LAB: DECOY – A portrait session with a twist.

Our own story

We are affected by the stories we tell ourselves about us. What’s your own story?

Can you rewrite that story and change how you view yourself?

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What do you REALLY want to do with your life?

We often have problems answering the question “What do you REALLY want to do with your life?” That’s often due to us blocking the true answer. We have tons of reasons.

  • “I’m not good enough at it” (tip – no one is great at something when they start doing it)
  • “I can’t make a living out of it.”
  • “I’m too old (or too young)”

It’s not about dropping everything else in life and going all in. Start small. Learn more about what you want to do. Start following people who do what you want to do. Your life will improve a lot once you start doing what you really want to do, even if it’s “only” ten minutes a day.

You might not be able to make a living out of it, so what. If it brightens your life (and it will), do it in your spare time.

  • What brings you joy?
  • What gives you energy?
  • What would you do if money wasn’t an issue?
  • What would you do if you didn’t care what others think?

What are you waiting for? Figure it out and start doing it!

Related post: What If Money Was No Object?

Video: Don’t Know What You Want? – Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins has done a short (3 minutes) video about this. You can watch the video below or at YouTube at Don’t Know What You Want? – Mel Robbins

Motivation Is Garbage

I came across a really interesting interview / conversation with Mel Robbins. It’s 50 minutes long, in my opinion that’s a good investment of your time. I think motivation is overrated. Mel Robbins takes it one step further and says that motivation is garbage. “You are never going to feel like it.” Mel Robbins also talkes about her 5 second rule which is a really interesting concept.

Video: Motivation Is Garbage | Impact Theory

You can watch the video below or at YouTube Mel Robbins on Why Motivation Is Garbage | Impact Theory

Good relationships matter!

This TED-talk turned up in my Facebook stream today. It’s a great presentation about what really makes a good life. The video is well worth an investment of 13 minutes.

Watch it and consider what YOU might want to change and improve in your own life.

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the director of 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.

Video: What makes a good life?

Watch the video below or at TED: Robert Waldinger: What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

The key to success? Grit

Angela Lee Duckworth holds a short (6 minutes) presentation about what’s required for success. A high IQ isn’t enough, it takes stamina and grit. She ends up with mentioning the inetresting topic of the growth mindset.

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.

Video: The key to success? Grit

Watch the video below or at Ted Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit

Unplug and Disconnect to Connect!

This video is a great reminder of the value of actually being present. That’s always important, even outside festive seasons.

Electronic distractions have found their way at every meal time which hinders quality time and bonding among family members and friends. This festive season, ‘Unplug’ and disconnect to reconnect with your loved ones!

Video: Unplug and Disconnect to Connect!

Watch it below or on YouTube at Unplug and Disconnect to Connect!

What If Money Was No Object?

Alan Watts is a favorite of mine, a wise man and there are many talks available online. “What If Money Was No Object?” gives food for thoughts – what would you do if money was no object?

Video: What If Money Was No Object? – Alan Watts

You can watch the video below or at YouTube at What If Money Was No Object? – Alan Watts.

There’s a cartoon version available at Alan Watts – What If Money Were No Object (comics with sound).