A long time ago I was surfing the web and kept seeing all these lame motivational posters that made me want to gag myself with a spoon. These posters and meme’s that were very indicative of the pathetic culture that thinks that every kid needs a trophy. Well, I’m the type of person that thinks that you need to earn things. You can’t just be rewarded for every failure, or you’ll never amount to anything. Anything worth doing is worth doing right. Hiding from the fact that failure is inevitable is a grave injustice that has already, unfortunately, found it’s way into the workplace. While searching the internet, I found many examples of the harsh realities that can put a smackdown on the visions of fluffy bunnies and rainbows as well as the flawed mentality of ‘if you dream it, you can be it.’ The site I found was despair.com. This site has hundreds of products brandishing the demotivational messages that are both a welcomed reality check and a humorous interpretation of people’s flawed, hope inspired attempts at weaning themselves off of the anti-depressants.
1. Achievement: The harsh reality is, setting your mind to a task will not automatically ensure a crowning achievement.
2. Adventure: Carpe diem, baby! Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow you may be dead!
3. Beauty: This is, perhaps, one of the saddest truths of them all. If you don’t believe me, just check out Facebook, Match or Tinder!
4. Believe In Yourself: We may think you’re an idiot, but as long as you feel good about yourself, that’s all that really matters.
5. Change: Yep! It’s obvious a diaper needs to be changed when it’s completely full of… Well, you get the point.
6. Consistency: I’ve heard it way too many times… “You’re off target, but your grouping is nice.” It is not really a compliment to say, “You missed, but at least you’re consistent.” Give me a break. The goal was to hit the stupid target!
7. Creativity: This is quite the opposite of the famous Robin Hood motto.
8. Demotivation: Hey. Hang this up in the workplace and see what happens. Sure, you’ll get a few people to quit, but I’m guessing that the people that actually want to keep their jobs will step it up a bit. They’re going to come into work with a smile on their face, work harder and complain less. To me, that sounds like a win for management.
9. Distinction: There’s nothing like those jerks that come in after the work is all done, looking quite sharp, and take all the credit for the hard work.
10. Economics: Yeah, who are these people. They got a degree in numbers, guessing and covering their own backsides. It’s ridiculous that they get paid so well for this.
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