Pathetic Heroes and Why it Works

Pathetic Heroes and Why it Works: why we love main charactes who aren't traditionally heroic.

Everyone seems to love a pathetic hero. They’re unlucky, unworthy, and usually go unnoticed in their fictional universe. However, as readers, we can’t help but fall for their awkward charm.

Today I’m highlighting a few reasons why the Pathetic Hero keeps showing up in our favorite books.

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Motivation Myths I’ve Stopped Believing

Motivation Myths I've Stopped Believing: 3 times 'motivation' was overrated, misunderstood, or just plain unnecessary.

After trying dozens of methods that claimed to help boost productive mojo, I came to the conclusion that motivation is my own personal Bigfoot. It may or may not be out there, but I probably won’t be gathering proof of its existence any time soon. In a sense, I’ve stopped believing.

Today I’ve collected some common myths and misconceptions about motivation for your consideration. Whether you’re a firm believer or a fellow skeptic, I hope they prove helpful as you venture ambitiously forward with your own projects and goals.

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