“It was my destiny to be king, to be the best.” – CT Fletcher
It’s sunday afternoon.
I’m sitting at my desk, writing, creating, plotting.
But something’s different today. Maybe it’s the fact that I’m running on 2 hours of sleep or that I’m still sobering up after a rough night out. Whatever it is, something’s different.
I browse YouTube looking for a particular piece of content and I come across this video:
Sweet baby Jesus of motivation… I was blown away.
I watched it over and over again, cranking up the volume and taking in all the subtleties of this masterpiece (hats off to the Mulligan Brothers).
Now, if you’ve read Turning Gazelles into Lions (you should, it’s fantastic), you know I’m not a fan of motivational videos, speeches or quotes.
I don’t believe in motivation. I believe in action.
But goddammit this video had me so pumped I felt like lifting a house. The lack of sleep? Who needs sleep? I literally felt like walking out the front door and lifting a house!
And then it clicked.
I experienced the value of motivational art first hand. But at the same time, I knew that most people will never get anything out of it because they don’t know how to use it properly.
How to use motivational content
Retreat to a quiet spot, sit down, plug in your headphones (this is a must), and press play.
Do you feel it? The energy rushing through your veins, your confidence building up, the urge to move mountains becoming almost unbearable? Don’t let it go to waste. Use this energy to ignite the fire.
Use it to start something. Anything.
Your new exercise regimen, your fat-loss diet, the project you’ve been pushing back for months. Use the energy to get going, but this is the thing. This is what turns a fleeting spark of energy into a wildfire:
You use the energy to get going, but you never stop going.
You keep going. You never stop. You keep going and you never stop.
And when you look over your shoulder, you’ll see me there walking alongside you. You’ll see me putting one foot in front of the other, because I will never stop going.
I will never stop moving forward.
You will never stop moving forward.
You keep riding that wave until you reach your destination, until you accomplish what you set out to do. And when you do, you’ll know that this is just the beginning.
Thank you for reading