10+ People Share the Lamest Motivational Sayings They’ve Ever Heard



I’m on board with these people: I’m not a big fan of motivational sayings. Once, at a previous job, we were all handed lyrics to what was supposed to be an inspirational song and we had to listen to the song and follow along with the lyric sheet. It was incredibly painful and humiliating.

These AskReddit users shared the motivational sayings they really don’t enjoy, and they are right on the money.

1. Well, that’s not really working so far

” “Just be yourself.”

“Myself” is a 400 pound sack of sh-t who does nothing but eat pizza and play video games. That’s who I’d be if I let myself be “myself”.

What I TRY to be is the best version of myself. That’s why I work out, go to school, study another language, stay in touch with friends and family. To improve, and not settle.”

2. Not a fan of this one

“I was just thinking about this the other day.

Everything (does) happen for a reason (because of previous events).

Everything (does not) happen for a (future) reason (that is of supposed greater purpose).

It’s such a nothing statement.”

3. Really?

“Do what you love and the money will follow.”

4. Some good advice here

“I think variations on “stay positive”, because it’s made out like you should always be happy and positive about everything. They don’t tell you that you need to reflect and what brings you down sometimes.”

5. Work hard

” “Work hard, and good things will come.”

Sometimes it’s true. Sometimes it’s completely untrue and you work hard at a sh-tty job for the rest of your life and wish you were dead.”

6. And?

“Someone always has it worse.

Sure. But, this is my issue right now. Feeling sorry for some homeless dude at this moment isn’t going to fix my busted -ss car so I can get to work.”

7. My issue

“Someone always has it worse.

Sure. But, this is my issue right now. Feeling sorry for some homeless dude at this moment isn’t going to fix my busted -ss car so I can get to work.”

8. Don’t let go

“If you love something let it go, if they don’t come back they were never yours in the first place.”

F-ck that. Fight tooth and nail for what you want. Don’t let go until you know for sure it’s a lost cause.”

9. Mixed messages

“Good things come to those who wait. Sure patience and waiting have their time. But so many things need action and perseverance and so many people just need a kick up the butt to get them moving. Good things come to those who work for them.”

10. A little truth

“God never gives you more than you can handle.” What? People encounter things that kill them. It you take a bullet to the head and then you die, that was more than you could handle.”

11. BS

“You make your own luck!”

That’s literally not what luck is!”

12. Huh?

“A bird in the bush is worth two in the stone”. What the f-ck does this even mean?”

13. Fake it

“You gotta fake it, till you make it!”

That doesn’t take into account how much people enjoy exposing frauds.”

14. Not really

“You can do anything you put your mind to.

I had a debate once because my step mother once said that, and so I asked her “Am I able to time travel back to 1568 build a solid aluminum tower through the sun within 20 seconds” all she said was, if you put your mind to it.”

15. The background ain’t so bad

“The general consensus in this thread is that the saying “you can have it all” is bullsh-t.

That’s right on target.

You’re not going to be a rock star. Or a famous actor. Or a champion athlete. No matter how much positive thinking you engage in, you’re not going to make millions.

If you work hard, you might wind up being a session player in that famous band. Or an assistant coach on that team. Or a producer on that hit sitcom. And that’s okay.

Not everybody gets to be the star of the show.”