Mel Robbins in this interview for Impact Theory explains why she believes motivation to be a debilitating concept which holds people back. She argues that people get fixated with the idea that “one day” they will do the things they really want to do and all that is missing is courage and motivation.
In reality however, it will always be difficult to do things which create risk in our lives and this belief in motivation contradicts the way in which are brains are designed.
The clock is ticking. Welfare economics has eroded in the West as Multinational Companies have taken full advantage of globalisation and far surpassed the wealth of many democratic States. Conflict & economic insecurity have fuelled the largest mass migration crisis in history. But the question, is this simply the natural consequence of our global economic system?
Why do we look at issues of war/economy/migration/climate change in isolation? Could it be that they are all connected to, and symptomatic of, the larger neoliberal global order?
Do we have to describe Countries as either “developing” or “developed” – Why are we all on the same path to becoming urban concrete jungles of Starbucks & skyscrapers?
Is there perhaps a different path we can walk to eliminate poverty without selling our environment and democracy to private industry?
These are some interesting and important questions the world desperately needs some answers to. This video provides some provocative stoking for the fire.