STOP Trusting “Motivational” Speakers (2020)
I knew all these motivational guys, the gurus, they’re gonna be salty. They say “Go! Go! Go! Hustle hard
skip sleep, make money. That’s cool! It has its place
but all of that takes second priority to enjoying your life
to loving the people around you
’cause let me tell you this. the death of all these celebrities
the death of the people around me really got me thinking about how short
and if you listen to these guys who say “Go, go, go”,
you’re going to miss
what’s important. you’re gonna find yourself climbing up a ladder
and if you get to the top, that’s if, you get to the top
you’re gonna realize dang…
it was really against the wrong wall
I promise you there are a lot of successful people in the graveyard right now.
That would happily, I guarantee you, happily give anything to be
Above-ground one more day so that they can tell their family, to tell their friends, that they love them. Just one more time.
Because that’s what’s important as the old saying goes
There has never been a deathbed regret. That went “Boy, I
wish I’d spent more time in the office.” Or “Boy, I wish I spent more time hustling”. Or “Boy,
I wish I spent more time making more money.” It was Jack Kornfield who said “In the end
1: How well we lived
2: How well we loved and
3:How well we learned…… to LET GO.
He didn’t say how well we we built our bank accounts. He didn’t say how well we we built our mansions.
He didn’t say how well we built our social-media followings.
You better wake up before his too late. I believe it was Shakespeare who said I’ve seen many unhappy kings
But many happy shoemakers. Zig Ziglar said “Everybody knows that money won’t make them happy
But everybody wants to find out for themselves.”
So listen to me brother, I’m not saying don’t be successful
There’s nothing wrong with financial success. But say I’m an entrepreneur myself. I like money
In fact, I’m gonna tell you a secret. I don’t think you can get too much money
but if money gets
That’s too much
If money becomes your god
If you make a million dollars, but lose your friends, and your family, in the process,
Is that success? If you make a billion dollars,
but lose your health in the process, is that
success? These guys talk about don’t sleep what you mean “Don’t sleep”. What do you mean “Don’t sleep?” Sleep is more important in your diet and
exercise program combined. You can’t think clearly if you don’t sleep.
It talking about I sleep when I’m dead. No, you’ll be dead if you don’t sleep. The Dalai Lama himself, he said “Man
Sacrifices his health to build up his money. And then man
sacrifices his money to rebuild
his health.” You ever felt bad for enjoying yourself? Like “Oh I should be doing this,
I should be doing that.” But you should be doing exactly what you’re doing
now, fully. Whether that’s that’s watching a movie. Whether that’s, enjoying a night out with friends,
you should be doing that fully.
Don’t let these guys, these gurus, guilt trip you out of enjoying your life, or taking care of you.
Don’t let your ambition
become your prison
Imagine you grind hard every day for years and you finally get the dream car
you always wanted, but you don’t have anybody in that passenger seat to ride with you.
You’re driving so fast, you don’t even appreciate the breeze
blowing through your hair.
Your hand you better slow down.
Slow down and enjoy this thing called life.
Enjoy the moments. You only have a limited number of them.
Stop always grinding. See when you’re grinding, you’re going to get something. You need to flow with life.
Flow. Stop and smell the flowers and give other people the flowers while they, still smell them. Because in the end…
only three things truly matter.
How well we lived, how well we loved, and how well we learned
to let go.