Should you watch motivational videos? The answer might surprise you.
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Do you like watching motivational videos?
If yes, do you think that they are healthy for you? or on the contrary, they are dangerous?
What if, these motivational videos could, in some circumstances, do more damage than good?
In today's episode we are going to explore the whole concept of motivational videos (including their dark side)
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I want to talk to you about motivational videos and motivation. OK, so motivation is very important, right? So you need to be motivated. It's is the key to everything, because motivation will build your mind-set.
Motivation will give you the discipline, will give you the work ethic and it will give you the resilience. It will give you everything. And this is how you succeed. So motivation is very, very important.
This is where motivational videos come into play. OK, so motivational videos are actually very good. I haven't seen all of them, but what they do is voice some stuff that maybe have in you and stuff, but you can put some words on it.
And it also shows you kind of like experiences of other people. So it's usually in the form of a story. OK, as you know, stories are super powerful. So you hear stories of other people who've been able to do it. And this is what their motivation was and it's an example for you of how this can be done, because it shows you that it's already been done by someone else and very often.
So these people will basically make sure that you understand that they're not different from you, it’s just that they were motivated enough and give you a boost.
So the reason why I'm telling you this is just to tell you a story actually. I was talking to my girlfriend and she was telling me that she spent a few hours watching motivational videos.
And, you know, as good as motivational videos are, they can be very, very dangerous. So let me explain.
Should you watch motivational videos? The answer might surprise you
So let's say that you were five, you got a bike and you fell a few times and then you finally learned how to cycle. And now you're twenty five and you've been cycling for the last twenty years. What good is it to go and take cycling lessons again? You've been doing that for 20 years. Isn't that a complete waste of time for you to spend your time learning how to cycle?
So what I'm saying here is if you are already motivated, there is a point where, look, you're like, well, that's it. I know I want to change my life. I start working on my stuff and then you're working on it. You're working hard on it. At this point, it is already established that you are motivated. Right.
So if you spend your time watching more motivational videos, what exactly does that bring to you? OK, so if you're in the very early stages and you're in the beginner stage and you don't know, oh, should I do it or not?
Well, yes, they will help. But once you're motivated like me, for example, I'm not going to watch motivational videos. I don't need them. I'm motivating enough. I’m driven as hell. All right. So I don't actually need to go and watch those videos.
What matters is the intent. Once you know something, you don't need to practice it again and stuff. What I'm saying is that your time might be better spent trying to learn something that you don't know yet and that you're striving for than something that’s already established.
OK, so you can disagree with what I'm saying, but do you know how many motivational videos there are out there? If you keep watching all these videos, then I think you're not going to make much progress because you're just redoing something that you've already mastered.
You need the next level of skills. OK, so, yeah, that’s one of those things that I see. A lot of people who spend way too much time watching motivational videos I think it can be detrimental after a certain point.