I’m in a middle management position at work and I’ve been trying to get my team really inspired and motivated. The trouble is, they’re all depressed, exhausted and convinced that life is one big fecal sandwich. Got any ideas as to how I can snap them out of it?
Up Where We Belong
Dear Up Where We Belong,
I was going to say something powerful and inspiring about motivation, but I couldn’t be bothered.
Here’s a thought – maybe your staff are right and you’re the delusional one who needs to snap out of it. Perhaps you could stick a motivational poster on the wall that says “Life: it’s depressing, exhausting and one big fecal sandwich.” I’m sure they’d appreciate the honesty.
Personally, I think motivation is overrated, anyway. Remember, every frozen corpse on Mt Everest was once a highly motivated person.
Hope this helps.
With kind regards,