Why Motivation is Bullshit and Motive is the True Key to Success

Why Motivation is Bullshit and Motive is the True Key to Success

Ever find yourself riding high on the motivation wave only to crash into the “I don’t feel like it” shore? We’ve all been there! This week, let’s flip the script and explore why motivation might be a bit of, well, bullshit, and how digging into our motive could be the real key to unlocking a treasure trove of success.


1. Thought for the Week

"He who has a why to live can bear almost any how." - Friedrich Nietzsche

When the path gets rocky and the climb gets steep, it's our 'why' that becomes the sturdy stick we lean on to keep moving forward. Motivation might give us a quick sprint, but our motive, our deeply-rooted 'why,' gives us the endurance to run marathons, navigating through challenges with a resilient spirit. This week, let’s anchor ourselves in our 'why' and allow it to illuminate our path even in the darkest of times.


2. Idea for the Week

"Your purpose explains what you are doing with your life. Your vision explains how you are living your purpose. Your goals enable you to realize your vision." - Bob Proctor

Let’s ponder on our ‘why’ this week. What drives you? What’s the deep-seated reason behind your actions, your goals, your pursuits? Identifying your motive, your true north, not only clarifies your path but also provides a sustainable energy source that doesn’t deplete like the fleeting jolt that motivation provides.


3. Action for the Week

"Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction." - John F. Kennedy

Time to dive deep! This week, let’s take actionable steps to identify and understand our ‘why.’ Journal about it, talk about it, reflect on it. Once you’ve unearthed your motive, align your actions, decisions, and goals with it. Watch how this alignment not only propels you forward but also provides a steadfast resolve that doesn’t waver with the changing tides of motivation.

While motivation may give you a nudge, it’s your motive that will guide you through your journey, ensuring you not only start with a bang but also cross the finish line with triumph.

Sending you waves of positive energy and steadfast resolve,
Dream Cast Project team

P.S. Dive deep, find your ‘why,’ and watch how your path to success becomes not just clear, but also unwaveringly resolute. 🗝️🚀


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