I am one that this is very important to me. I read and have read a lot of motivational books. Honestly there are several I have not completed.
Let me explain as to why I didn’t complete the readings and these are not excuses, just my why. Before I list my why and I am not sharing my incompleted reads, the books may have and continue to motivate others just not me.
1. The writer and I just was not on the same page- I wasn’t able to relate and drifted often in my read. If I drift I know me I can not learn or apply anything in the book.
2. The writer took several chapters reiterating the same thing in each chapter- I was lost and bored. I do believe in reiterating but also connecting and I kept getting the same message. Again receiving the same message is good but it needs to connect. The leg is connect to what? Yep need to connect for movement in my reading.
3. If you have too much to share in Chapter 1 and 2, I always give that benefit of doubt, I’m overwhelmed. If I’m overwhelmed too much I may be able to relate but feel I’m an under achiever instead of applying all the information.
4. Just plain, simple and honest – I don’t know what the HECK you are talking about and can not relate in Chapter 1, 2 or 3.
Motivational reading is beneficial only if you are able to relate and apply learnings for a greater you and for me this is important as much as my time. So YES I have tossed several back on the book shelf but so many I ready, apply cherish and applaud the authors.
If not started I urge anyone to begin motivational reading regardless of the phase of your life or your life journey. To Motivational Reading- have a good one.