Yeah, I’ve been reading a lot of positive thinking stuff, motivational books, and what-not, and it’s really irritating me.
It all seems to boil down to — do what you love and love what you do, stay steady and consistent, and value yourself appropriately. Respect yourself and those around you, and keep your eyes on the prize.
It’s all pretty basic, really. And it’s all really easy to forget. Especially if you get worn out easily and your attention is so focused on the present moment, that all those lofty hopes and dreams just go by the wayside.
When you’ve got additional issues, you have to have other tricks up your sleeve. And life tends to teach you what works and what doesn’t.
The thing I’m finding is that positive thinking and motivational materials from others don’t always do the trick for me. I mean, they do for a little while, when they’re still fresh and new. Then the “voice” of the writer starts to sound familiar… and they start sounding like everyone else.
And then I start to feel like they’re selling me something. Sometimes they really are. They’ve said enough good things to draw me in, and then they hit me with the sales pitch.
Well, anyway, that’s their thing and if it works for them, great. Providing motivation and positive thinking is a better way to earn a living than selling land-to-air missiles to people hell-bent on destroying others.
I just get a little tired of it, after a while.
A good long rest, this weekend is in order.