I hate those supposedly inspirational messages along the lines of “Just look at what famous/incredibly talented person did in same number of hours of the day you have! There’s no reason you can’t get ‘Simple Thing X’ done!”
Um, yes, there very well may be plenty of reasons. Reasons like chronic depression, crippling anxiety, or invisible disabilities that make just getting out of bed some days an achievement in and of itself. And in fact, being made to feel somewhat worthless because you can’t similarly accomplish the amazing things that made someone else a huge success in life? Generally is the opposite of actually motivational and helpful.
But maybe don’t mind me, because here I am about to get in a car to drive four hours just to make sure my mother can get a simple, small legal letter done tomorrow, then drive back so I can work on Tuesday, because otherwise her severe depression will make it impossible for her to get it done. And I’d rather not be hearing next about the consequences of her not getting it done.
Sometimes instead of cheerleading, it’s more actually helpful to get off your ass and see if you can help someone who needs a hand and instead of being all judge-y about they can’t get done - and supposedly should be able to get done - on their own.