Why motivation can never be the key to your success

Samuel Madu
3 min readOct 29, 2022

Saying motivation is the key to success is like saying that energy drinks are the key to super strength in athletes and even people off the field

You see, energy drinks are pushed to the masses as a kind of superpower drink that when you drink them you get all the energy you have ever needed

The big question here is are you getting the energy you think you wanted or is it just a placebo effect?

We all know that’s added sugar in water right?

Now motivation is the energy drink we think we need to get things done and be more hyperactive in our daily dealings.

Motivation in hindsight might be what a lot of think they need to get things done or reach the height they have ever needed but that is wrong

That is wrong because we are rarely in control of motivation and it is a dangerous place to put our hopes on

No human being wakes up motivated every day. on some days you won’t find motivation and you will be left in the dark of your dreams

Because motivation is something outside of your control you are going to be at the mercy of it. what happens to your dreams on the days you do not have the motivation to get out of bed in the morning?

To even ask the question right, do we need motivation to get out of our bed in the morning to go find our daily bread?

I don’t think so, many of us know how painful it is to get up in the morning and join the traffic to our work but we do this because we have no other choice and it is something we ought to do to still survive in society.

We don’t do things because we are motivated to do things, we do things because we must do them. on the road to success, there are no days where I feel like and days where I don’t feel like

Every day we must show up and do our best, not because we love to and feel motivated to but because it is the right thing to do.

Hoping and thinking motivation is the key to success is like hoping and thinking energy drinks will bring you the strength of batman or the incredible hulk

It goes beyond that. Success is about doing the things you don’t feel like doing on the days you don’t feel like doing them

That’s what makes the difference between the people that make it out and the ones who wish they did.

My ebooks to check out

Learn how I learned to find my way around doubt and Indecisiveness here

You are not a procrastinator you just lack interest. Finding the proper interest ignites the fire in you but how? This ebook shows you your way around finding and building interest here