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Things to Demotivate You….


Sigh. It is hard to keep motivated when you have a blog about worthless advice. I find myself distracted by all the happiness and goodness of the world. Once in a while, there is some stupid financial advice you can cling to to Demotivate you. My favorite: Make more money and spend less. Whoa. Heart stopping advice.

Facebook doesn’t help either. People are always updating their Facebook status with “I’m having a great time with my family on our trip to Maui”. Or “I just won $300 at the casino and I’m currently up $600”. No one admits they have just lost their kid’s college fund (if they even bother to start one). No one says they hate their overbearing uncle during the family reunion on Kauai. I thought you were suppose to over share on Facebook? Isn’t that what your Facebook friends want?

You don’t want to be happy all the time. You want to get upset and be angry. Oh, does that offend you when I say something like that? Should I be happy all the time and have positive thoughts all the time? Should I shrug my shoulders up and say “Oh Well” when there is a school yard shooting? Should I not be angry when there is injustice in the world?

You can’t be positive all the time. There are times when you won’t be happy. I know I won’t be a billionaire in my chosen career path. The numbers just don’t support it. I can make a very comfortable living but I won’t be flying on a private jet from photo session to photo session. That doesn’t upset me. I’m ok with that.

I do wish I was a better blogger and a better writer. I wish I could have the dedication to sit down between my other projects and write a bestselling novel. However, I accept the fact I’m lazy and making excuses for not doing the things I should be doing or the things I want to do. I own my failures and understand that in their own twisted way they help to motivate me.

I’m sorry, I’m suppose to be talking about demotivating you, not helping you! Silly me, trying to better the world through my logical thought process. If something is really important to you, then you should do them. Unless it is a meth habit, you shouldn’t do it. Highly addictive and it will cause you to make bad choices. Most of the time, you hurt your family and friends. Hmm, maybe you shouldn’t do what you want, right?

I want to run my car into the stupid driver in front of me but I don’t. I want to sleep in but I get my butt up and work. I’ll work late to catch up when I fall behind. I don’t get to do whatever I want because I’m a responsible adult with grown up bills to pay. Sigh. Now, I’m feeling more demotivated. I’m glad I was about to work though this “up and happy” moment.

Back to life and reality!! To the freeways!

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6 responses to “Things to Demotivate You….

  1. shoutabyss April 17, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    I heard someone say the other day that happiness is overrated and that humans weren’t meant to be happy all the time. That kind of sounds like something Captain Kirk might say. In any case, I guess that means there’s still hope!

  2. hollie April 17, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    I love that you should do what you want…unless it is meth! Cracked me up!

  3. Shelley April 17, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Thanks for the meth advice. I had no idea! 🙂 As for getting back on those highways where you live, good luck with that. Cra. Cra.

  4. Shelley April 17, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Ha! Ha! I meant Cray Cray… I think.

  5. jeepinjoel April 18, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Do what I did today… send out a mass e-mail to your friends and piss someone off. You can do it while sitting down at your computer, adult beverage of choice at hand… and blame it on the meth.

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