DISCLAIMER: Please try to read this article with an open mind. That way, you’d understand the message the writer is trying to pass across without bias. There’s actually no pun or sarcasm implied in this article. Thank you so much.
Dear Motivational Speaker,
I want to express my sincere gratitude for the role you have played so far in our society. Indeed, I do appreciate you. You’ve reminded us of all the potentials we have, that we can be more than we are. Thank you so much, God bless you.
I went home after my first encounter with you and actually rediscovered myself. Made plans and all of that. Then I went for another conference organized by you… The rediscovered me… And you spoke again… I went back and tried to set the balls rolling in my life. Oh, I really tried, but you see, I encountered a lot of road blocks.
Then, I wanted to attend another conference… But I couldn’t afford the fee. I did not even have transport fare. So I decided to read the notes from your last conference… I felt better. Then, I tried again. But there was absolutely no finances to grease the wheels and get my dreams rolling. Then, I finally got the chance to attend another conference, but, Dear Motivational Speaker, you told me to do the same things I’ve been doing…
Please, was it like this for you too?
Were you once like me, fasting sometimes because there was nothing to eat?
Did you ever write down your dreams and wet your journal with tears?
Did you ever have to sell your phone to pay some bills?
Did you ever get home from a conference feeling even more downcast than you were before attending? Because, you honestly did not know the next step to take?
I could go on and on, Dear Motivational Speaker.
Please, I really mean no offense, but please I’d like to know how you got away from all these. Please could you try to acknowledge the fact that sometimes, background, location, education, upbringing, etc also play a role on the journey to success? Please could you inspire me? Motivation is beautiful. But then it ends in the mind, when it fails, it needs to be reinforced, since you might not always be there to do that, please could you deposit something into my spirit? That’s more lasting. Tell me about faith, perseverance, hope, prayer God’s grace? I acknowledge that some of you do so, I really do appreciate. I sure do hope that someday, I’d actually find and experience the answers to my questions. I think I’ll just stop here for now. Thank you so much for taking out time to read. God bless you.