MIND 24th May 2018

Why Motivation
is Garbage


Two minutes

Let me start with an apology, I’m already a day late in posting this (sorry!).  A combination of family in town and my work schedule left me with little time to spare this week.

Saying that I wanted to share an amazing interview I watched recently. I think it may have transformed my life, so I urge you to take fifty minutes out of your day and see what Mel can do for you!!!! 

Mel Robbins: Why Motivation is Garbage

A good friend put me onto Mel Robbins. We were discussing motivational habits over a burger and fries (organic and locally sourced of course), when he mentioned Mel and her famous five-second rule. Curious, I went home that night to watch her on YouTube. And I’m so glad I did.

Mel is a former CNN commentator turned motivational speaker and entrepreneur, who believes motivation is bullsh*t. And she’s right.

Why? Because the brain is hardwired to protect you, and tasks like the gym, asking out your crush, or just waking up without hitting snooze, are deemed too risky to even try. Your brain prefers to keeps you in the comfort zone, a biological mechanism designed to trump any motivational tweet.

To combat this, Mel advocates the five-second rule: a mental trick designed to rewire your brain into taking action when it normally wouldn’t. Having seen the results for myself, I can assure you it works.

And for what it’s worth, Mel isn’t your typical ‘motivational speaker’, she’s been through a lot. As an unemployed mother of three, supporting a husband who quit corporate America to pursue his dreams in the restaurant industry, Mel faced bankruptcy and eviction for years.

Getting out of bed wasn’t just a struggle, it was virtually impossible. Mel was crippled with anxiety and depression, but a chance discovery about NASA lead to an amazing comeback.

I won’t spoil it for you, needless to say, this is one heck of a gem if you’re stuck in a rut, suffering from anxiety or depression, or you simply hit the snooze button every morning.

Let me know your thoughts if you do tune in. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

As always, pushing for health.


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