100 Days: http://youtube.com/100days
In which John discusses motivational quotes, his abiding hatred for them, and how he has come around to them anyway. Also discussed, life's way of making you grapple seriously with much that seems easily dismissible.
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A year later, and this is the video that started it all. Happy one year anniversary, and thank you for everything that has happened since. I can't imagine what my life would be like without tuataria right now.
+Andrea Breckenridge Cheers for this, I have been researching "success of motivational therapy" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you heard people talk about - Donaac Motivation Magnetar - (should be on google have a look ) ? Ive heard some awesome things about it and my buddy got excellent results with it.
Physical fitness (staying active and eating healthy) is a lifelong journey that is not only good for your body but also your mind and your spirit (if you believe in that sort of thing). I just recently started this "journey" and realized that it's just about taking care of yourself: something you have to do forever. So you might as well do a good job, forgive yourself for setbacks, and keep moving forward. I am unsurprised that Google's algorithms lead me to this video, given what I've been doing lately. Btw, Disney's "keep moving forward" quote is a solid one for a cardio mantra, at least.
“Fine works have never been achieved easily nor without the exercise of constant critical judgement.”
(Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston)
This is one of my favorite quotes. I look at it whenever I doubt my drawing ability.
In the words of Boyinaband and TheOdd1sOut:
“We are young! (Not for long) Life is fun! (It only goes downhill) We gotta make the most of it, make the most of it! (Or you’ll regret it) We are young! (For now) Life is fun! (For some people) We gotta make the most of it, make the most of it! (Good luck)”
Physical exercise is a keystone habit, which means that by improving your discipline with regard to physical exercise, you can indirectly improve you discipline financially, with regard to work habits, etc. So, your findings are consistent with earlier research.
This video brought so much joy to my face. Yes all these quotes are so cliché and yet I find myself reading through volumes of them trying to find the most eloquent way of expressing myself instead of attempting to do it myself. Ironic?
My favorite counter-intuitive motivational quote is "I want to hurt the most", which despite seemingly reinforcing self-harm is actually one of the most helpful pieces of advice I've ever been given. In the context of physical fitness, motivational quotes often encourage you to be the best or to get first place, but there's a problem: pain. You end up having to convince yourself that the pain is worth it. However, if you strive for pain in the first place, winning is your only option (besides self-harm, which is not the intent of the quote).
It's no longer "it's worth it", it's "I'm accomplishing it".
Everything that is living from scorpion to frogs to horses is motivated by survival. Survival is motivated by pleasure and pain. Pleasure and pain is transmitted by either emotional or phsyical pleasure or pain. We live in the moment thus we do what is the most pleasurable and least painful in the moment based on our emotions and our physical urges whcih we of course cannot control since they are controlled by the unconcious. Therefore the only way to motivate yorueslf is to appease the part of your brain you have no control over by changing what is pleasurable in the moment. THis is done by acutalizing and incentivising. You actualize when you reach a point where you are motivated by becoming your best self. This is usually followed by fufilling some more stronger desires like love and respect, beatuy, and knoweldge according to abraham maslow that cloud this actualization. As well as you incentivise. You literally make the thing that you know is good for you pleasurable at that exact moment by adding in a reward. Case closed. I'll see ya later bye.
3 videos in a row that I have watched of yours had topics that have been on my mind. It was like you two were speaking thru my screen directly to me. "Is college worth it?", "what should I do with my life?", and this one about working out.
The most interesting journeys sometimes just happen because you're there. A year ago today, an entire group of curious and puzzling solving people in the vlogbrothers community noticed a peculiar toy tuatara on a wall and decided to band together to have fun and investigate why. A great thing at a small beginning that is now Tuataria. Thank you, John. =)
Both perspectives are true really. Of course the quotes are corny, everyone knows they're not always true, but you can really find your way to success in some areas of life by internalizing the cheesiest cliches. The people who first said these things had a poignant insight to convey that wasn't necessarily meant to be taken at face value. They wanted people to have this insight so they could succeed too but once you spread a message so far and wide it's only possible fate is to become a cliche that turns people off, having exactly the opposite effect it was intended to have.
TL;DR - Cliches are good, but always take them with a grain of salt.
Humans evolved to run.
Running requires a lot of oxygen.
Humans had excess oxygen capacity and used it to do brain stuff.
Humans did more brain stuff and less running.
Human started wondering why it is getting harder to do brain stuff.
Motivational aren't supposed to be true though they are supposed to motivate, hence the name. No aspect of life can be described in a single sentence. No statement can survive when it's taken to the extremes. If you're looking for absolute truth then you're going to be looking for a long time.
I just imagined meeting you and I would be simply stunned and asking you to say anything. It would not be the ideal friendship because I would only listen but I only want to listen. Your books have shaped my youth and finding myself listening to your thoughts on this channel is ever so pleasing. thank you
Nice work with the 9 miles! I kinda did notice you've gotten slimmer, or it might just be me. Anyway, studying neuroscience and psychiatry for the past 11 weeks has allowed me to better appreciate the body and the mind. #medschoolruinsme
John, you should look into self-determination theory, by Richard Ryan and Edward Deci. I'd love to see your thoughts and take on it (though I guess it might be more appropriate for one of Hank's shows).
Good for you John! Not just for running 14k.4km (which is hard core), but for the realisation about things being more complex than you first thought, which is a rarer ability than running 14.4km. PSWhat was your time?