When I say I watch motivational videos, people don’t always react positively.
When it comes to the news or Netflix no one asks questions, but when it comes to motivational videos everyone has an opinion all of a sudden.
There are multiple reasons why people can be negative about such videos.
Law of Attraction, Self-Help, You can Do It!!! quotes…these terms have been around for a while and have been misused a lot.
Some people I met don’t believe in this and think such concepts are nothing but baloney.
Some even say that no one needs motivational videos and say: why would you watch that? You just have to motivate yourself!
I reply by saying we should never speak for others.
There is a large number of people in the world who have faced unspeakable hardships and traumatic events we cannot even fathom.
These people often have no self-confidence, no self-love, and no self-worth.
Who are we to say that they don’t need to see or listen to any uplifting content?
Another problem is that we think we only need to watch a few videos before we should be able to perform miracles.
That’s not how it works. Like motivational speaker Zig Ziglar said:
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing, that’s why we recommend it daily.
If you want to change your mind, you have to continuously receive input that reinforces any new beliefs you are creating for yourself.
Repetition is the key.
When people think about motivational videos, they envision people with an amazing physique pumping iron while epic music and loud motivational quotes can be heard.
True, many videos are like that (which I find helpful as well!), but there is a lot more self-development related content out there like interviews and presentations.
Now for me, the biggest reason why I watch such videos is to refresh my mind.
Sometimes after hearing negative occurrences or seeing negative events (whether that’s on TV, the internet, or real life), I want to replenish my mind again.
I want to feed my mind the proper nutrition and the correct fuel that enable me to be optimistic and clear-minded again.
It feels like a cleanse.
If I ever have the idea of letting my smartphone take over my day, it gets crushed immediately because of my inner stance and awareness.
Yes, sometimes I watch videos with epic music and people running and hitting the gym, but most of the time I watch in-depth interviews.
Hearing other people speak about how they have overcome their hardships is super inspirational.
At the end of the day, it’s not just about motivating yourself, it’s about learning, growing, expanding your mind, changing perspective, and inspiration.