Connecting the Motivational Dots

You know when you have your complainy pants days and someone is within earshot? Ok. So I had one (or two) of those recently. It has worked out just fine and everyone had a good laugh. But then Ray Brun put this video in my email box. It is a bit over the top but it is intense in being unrelentingly motivational.

The message? Stop being a gosh awful complainy pants and… get er done. There is a part of me that values the sentiment. The other part that runs, crying. The reason?  Appreciating that the hard stuff of life is well… hard. We know the hard stuff  builds character. We know the hard stuff is what powers the most change. And yet, we also know that the hard stuff is no fun!

While this video may be a bit over the top with its athletes meet Steve Job/ Ashton Kutcher script but dang, it is connected the motivational dots for me.  Let me know what you think.

Ruth Schwartz is the author of "The Key to the Golden Handcuffs". She is a high performance business consultant and leadership coach. Connect with Ruth to participate in the conversation. Google+, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube .

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  • disqus_8N1cEbAUPy

    This was a thought-provoking video, Ruth. Thanks for sharing it. My life IS hard, but I continue surviving. Imagine how much more I will accomplish with an “I CAN” attitude that remains strong when things get even harder?! THAT is the thriving person I am becoming!

    • ruthschwartz

      While this is very inspirational, we still deal with losses and failures. Take care of yourself and don’t let anyone tell you this is your “attitude.” I say this as much for you as for myself. With love….