People will lie to us. Often, those who are close to us.
People that we love will get sick and die.
We will get sick. Sooner or later.
Change hurts. Sometimes, a lot.
Some people will be happy for us to fail.
Not everyone will like us.
Bad things happen to good people.
The vast majority of people who lose weight will regain it.
Motivation comes and goes.
Shit has happened, is happening and will continue to happen.
Some people might think that this post wreaks of negativity (for a Motivation Guy) and wonder why I might write something like this. To those people I say (1) don’t confuse the messy-ness of life (what I’m talking about here) with negativity – one is about our external reality and the other, internal (2) being realistic about creating change in the context of our day-to-day life, puts us in a much better place, mentally and emotionally, to deal with the invariable ups and downs and (3) despite what the motivational posters and T-shirts tell you, life is not a always a breath-taking sunset, a beautiful beach or a fluffy puppy.