Motivation is as flaky and fleeting as that friend you always wanted to hang out with but could never get to commit to even the simplest thing. At one point or another, we’ve all had one of these friends.
And do you remember how you’d waste such time waiting for that friend to show and how disappointed you’d be every time they called it off last minute, right as you’re pulling in to wherever you were supposed to meet, maybe even someplace as simple as Wendy’s, which you don’t particularly care for, but were willing to sit through because you wanted so bad just to see them? And all their promises, everything they’d say but never follow through on – how all this made you feel just a little bit like a sucker? Because I do.
So one day you decide you’re just not going to wait around anymore. You’re going to get on with your life with or without this person, goddammit.
Sure, you liked their company. You liked everything about this person and how they made you feel when they were around. Except you couldn’t get them to be predictable or show up when you wanted or needed them to. They were as unreliable, in your eyes, as the weatherman.
So you moved on and what you found is that friend wasn’t worth having, even if he did get you fired up or feeling good about yourself just by being there and being funny and so carefree. Because it wasn’t worth feeling despondent and helpless all those times he left you waiting around as if you were a nobody.
And not only that, but you finally figured out all you could do in the amount of time you spent wondering how or if this person could ever become a more reliable and dependent human being. My God, how suddenly productive you were!
And so now instead of thinking about all the things you could get done if you only had more Motivation, you begin to imagine all you can do in the time it’ll take for him to arrive.