“Self-motivation” is rubbish!

Coach Mi definition motivation – a strong, persistent desire to act The word “self” is redundant because there is no other kind of motivation.  All motivation comes from within.  If you are motivated by something external, it’s not motivation, it’s coercion. Something external – someone or an event can start the process for you and break or drag you out of inertia but …

“No pain, no gain”

If you really believe in this saying, you’d be a masochist.  Think about it. People use this phrase to push themselves or others through tough times, to motivate and encourage but realistically how can pain motivate?  I think this belief may be the cause of many failures.