I cringe at motivational / inspirational quotes.
Usually they are printed on a sunset background.
Like you’re going to achieve anything after sunset except for finally picking a series to watch on Netflix.
Let’s evaluate a few.
You can achieve anything you want.
W R O N G.
In case you haven’t seen “Little Miss Sunshine”, partly it’s about a guy who’s dream it is to become a pilot.
He refused to speak until he would be accepted at the academy.
His first words after a couple of weeks of silence was a loud scream when he found he was colorblind.
He couldn’t achieve what he wanted.
Never give up.
Sometimes it’s OK to let go of things and accept that you simply don’t possess the talent.
If it’s going to take too much time, energy or even money to achieve it, you can always make it your hobby instead of your profession.
There should be never pressure with hobbies.
Remind yourself that you cannot fail by being yourself
Then honestly, why do I need to do a stupid personality test each time a company considers hiring me.
I have filled those out in complete honesty in the past and there have been times I wasn’t accepted.
Apparently I did fail by being myself.
I’m too busy
People who have time to constantly complain about how busy they are, are not actually busy.
People say things without thinking about it.
Some quotes are supposed to be inspirational.
Some are to seek empathy.
Unfortunately they don’t work on my skeptical heart.
How do you feel about motivational quotes. Do they inspire you, or are you like me?