Motivation can never get you to act. It can just help keep you running.
Motivation is the pickle.
Too much of it and you’ll have diarrhoea — frustrations.
You don’t just have a pickle and survive.
You have pickle when you don’t feel like having rice.
Only pickle is not enough.
You also need the rice — that’s hard work.
Motivational gurus aren’t the richest or the most successful people because just pickle doesn’t fill our stomach.
Motivational gurus use the ones who eat rice along with slight pickle as examples of their motivational speech, like Jack Ma, but they oversimplify things — they try to prove that only pickle is enough to succeed.
Two minutes after the motivational speech and all the motivation and excitement goes away and your situation remains the same. You now know the reason, I’m sure.
Okay, take this away: Motivation helps us run what we are already acting on, not get us started to act.