“Motivational” is bad enough - if you need ‘motivating’ to do something then it’s because it’s something you don’t want to do. Ask yourselves; do you need ‘motivating’ to spend all Saturday in your pants on the bean-bag playing video games? No you don’t – you’d be doing that anyway.
“Seminar”? Basically slang for ‘making a short conversation last a thousand years by inviting a bunch of twats you don’t care about to give their worthless opinions’.
Anyway. I have to subtract two days from my life to attend one of these dreadful things.
I’ll not bore the world with it’s eight-gagillionth blog post about ‘how corporate working life is a bit pants and that’ because – lets face it – wearing a suit every day and working in an air-conditioned office isn’t really as bad as fruitlessly hacking-away at an unforgiving coalface, but I will gift you with a series of ‘motivational’ bullet-points I have been supplied with to ‘keep with me’ during this dreadful seminar next week.
The following BBFC-style advisory does apply:
1) Reading further will potentionally cause your brain tissue to melt into a watery-grey semen-like substance that will begin seeping from the tear-ducts of your eyes, causing you to weep hot bitter spunk and cerebrospinal fluid down your cheeks - making the lower part of your face resemble one of the melting Nazis at the end of Raiders Of The Lost Ark
2) Actually make you shit your pants.
What follows have been cut-and-pasted and not embellished in any way. Connesiurs will recognise the wearingly constant exclamation marks. The bracketed comments are my own, where needed. You have been warned:
“People will never consistently do who they aren’t!” [I’m not convinced that this is anything other than a random collection of words. Unless it is the colloquial ‘do’ in which case it means ‘fuck yourself’. Hmm.]
“People remember the experience long after they remember the price!”
“When you increase the amount of time you think about things you start to add in other dimensions!” [The only thing 'increasing' here is 'fear'. What other 'dimensions'? If Doctor Who is not hosting this seminar I shall feel let-down}
“If you don’t know where you’re going all the roads lead there!” [To where? That literally makes no sense.]
“If my life was a business would I invest in it?” [Currently, I'm not even investing in you mate - and I've not even met you.]
“What you say… will be the way!” [Ok then. "I'm the next James Bond."]
“Pain is the catalyst for action……Pleasure is the continuation of action” [What? Really. What?]
“What you think about you become!” [See above. I am still awaiting my MI6 invite.]
“If you think you can or you think you can’t… your probably right!” [Although the author of this Motivational Speaking seminar ‘pre-prep’ document is hardly motivating me with the fact that he doesn’t know his “you’re” from his “your”]
“Amateurs practise till they get it right – Professionals practise till they can’t get it wrong!”
“The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the quality of the questions you ask yourself and others!”
“It’s not about doing major things differently… It’s about small changes which together have a compounding effect on the end result”
“In a world where the BIG things make little difference it’s the little things that make a BIG difference!”
As of Tuesday, I’ve got two solid days of this. They’re (not ‘There’ or ‘Their’) not even providing lunch. Pray I do not murder someone.