Below are 4 tips for choosing motivational materials:
1. The message must resonate with you.
If you are training for a marathon, you probably want to avoid reading a motivational fitness blog geared toward couch potatoes desiring to turn over a new leaf and vice versa.
2. The message offers up a call to action.
In order to be effective, motivational materials must call you to take action on your life. Anything less, is just a pep talk.
3. The message provides you a new perspective.
Motivational materials work best when they are providing you with a new vantage point in which to approach your life.
4. The message gives you new knowledge.
Successful motivational materials teach you a new skillset and/or technique.