This is Possibly the Most Powerful Form of Motivation

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Okay, I’ll keep this short and sweet:

In the early 1960s, Sylvia Plath found out her husband cheated on her. The aftermath of that infidelity led to a MASSIVE creative outburst, including The Bell Jar, (her only novel) and the poems included in Ariel — released after her suicide. These are probably her two best known works.

When Charles Dickens fell in love for the first time, his would-be father in law found him unfit for marriage to his daughter. This drove him (after briefly flirting with a career in acting) to release some of his turmoil in the written word.

And, in this century, Sean Michael Anderson (Big Sean) lost his grandmother — his role model — and concurrently released a song which would distinctly separate him from other hip-hop wannabes and seal his position in the top level of rap superstars.

The motivator you’re looking for is “emotion.”

Maybe it’s time to embrace yours instead of tamping them down.

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Oh, and for those who have been asking, yes, I really did put my personal cell phone number in this post.

— TB

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