I’m going to snap if I see another slacker post a motivational quote on Facebook.
As you know, I love my quotes. I throw them into articles when I think that they’re going to help. I enjoy a good quote when I’m feeling down. I don’t just aimlessly post quotes.
I just can’t stand the same useless quotes from the same people. Today I woke up to two motivational videos. One guy recorded himself giving motivation and he tagged like 4o people in it.
My favorite gimmick is the quote attached to a half-naked picture to deflect blatant narcissism.
Someone has to be the bad guy and I’ll gladly do that.
I hate to break it to you, but the following is a harsh reality…
Motivational quotes don’t pay the bills.
You can post all day and then wait for new quotes to come up to post. That won’t do anything to improve your situation.
Motivational quotes will never pay your bills unless some fool pays you to post quotes!
You need to do something more than just devour quotes all day. You need to get paid for your work. You can’t read The Secret and sit around hoping for the best. That’s not how it works.
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Here’s another harsh reality…
Your friends don’t want what’s best for you.
Your friends aren’t bad people. They just don’t know what’s best for you. Your friends are going to like your stupid post and the cycle will continue. You’re going to continue “motivating” your friends with useless lines that won’t do anything.
You should never listen to your friends when chasing goals. You have to accept objective advice. You can’t dismiss critics as “haters.” You can’t think that you’re the best just because your friends feed your ego with social media attention.
You have to do what’s best for your situation.
You can’t just keep on keeping on, hoping for things to change. Nothing will ever change if you don’t change your attitude.
What’s the best thing that you could do right now to improve your finances?
“So if you’re paralyzed with fear, it’s a good sign. It shows you what you have to do.” — Steven Pressfield
You stuck for an answer? Cool. I’ll give you some ideas right now:
- Take a step in the right direction.
- Put up a sales page.
- Start a blog.
- Find a freelancing client.
- Pick the mind of a successful person.
- Take someone out for lunch.
- Apply for a new job.
All of these will help you out much more today than entreporn and sharing memes with your buddies.
[Mandatory read: How to Invest $1,000 to Skyrocket Your Freelancing.]
There’s one last little point I need to touch upon in this little rant…
Get the right people on your team.
Your drinking buddy can’t also be your training buddy, your business partner, your life advisor, your nutritionist, and your counsellor.
You need the right people on your team if you want this to work.
You can’t just rely on the same old friends on Facebook to help you out. It’s okay to branch out, try new classes, attend events, go to seminars, and meet different folks. You can’t be around the same people forever.
At the end of the day, you already know that motivational quotes don’t pay the bills. If you change anything this year, it better be removing your failure to launch.
You can post quotes all day when you make enough money to take that dream vacation!