About three weeks ago, I was at JFK International Airport awaiting a flight to Toronto. Since I had some time to spare, I decided to look around. I went into a store, and I saw a lovely bracelet. If I were a cartoon at that particular moment, everyone in the store would have been blinded by the brightness of the lightbulb that went off above my head. I thought to myself; my wife would love this! Satisfied by my excellent choice, my movement appeared to mimic that of Will Smith in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as I gleefully bounced with the bracelet to the store’s sales representative to make the purchase. She took the bracelet, looked at it, skimmed through a stack of papers, then said to me, “I don’t know the price of this.” At that point, I knew exactly how the Wile E Coyote feels when one of his anvil traps for the Road Runner backfires and gets him instead because I was crushed.
I know I am not the only one who goes to YouTube or another video platform and looks up motivational videos. Whether looking at Les Brown’s “you gotta be hungry” or something from Tony Robbins, even Eric Thomas- The Hip Hop Preacher. I get pumped when I listen to these motivational speakers. At the moment, I feel like I can achieve anything. But then, I go to sleep and wake and that Motivation wears off, and I get nothing done.