Motivation: What’s Yours? What works? A comment about motivation being “all that matters” really got me going this week. It didn’t motivate me. It irritated me. Worse, it was in the first line of a self-help book. I suspect there are many self-help books out there that intimidate or try to shame people into fulfilling their dreams. I wrote a self-help book and I want to dispel a couple of ideas that are potentially dangerous.…"Motivation: Don’t work so hard at the wrong things."