So are these “inspirational/motivational” quotes even worth reading if most of the people who read them don’t actually take any action after reading them? Well, that depends.
In my experience, reading quotes is a lot more effective when you’re actually trying to motivate yourself rather than just reading them for the sake of reading them. The second you feel the urge to take action, immediately get up off your chair and take action.
The longer you sit there and think about how awesome whatever quote you just read was, the more likely you’ll end up like the guy in the comic.
These quotes aren’t for everyone. If you’ve read tons of them and have never been inspired/motivated or had a positive change in the way you look at life or how you treat others or helped you to persist when you felt like giving up on something, then it’s probably not worth your time reading more of them.
If you’ve done something a bunch of times and it’s not giving you the results you want, don’t keep doing it. Try something else.
Now if you’ve found some value in reading these quotes in the past, continue to but try making them more effective by putting in the effort to follow through on whatever motivation, inspiration, or lesson you get out of them.
I’ll end this post with one of my favorite quotes which reminds me to constantly examine my habits.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle
Have you found any value in reading inspirational quotes or do you generally find them useless?