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40 Demotivational Quotes That Are Painfully True

There are just so many inspirational quotes out there, that it might feel like hogwash at this point. The best way to deal with this excess positivity is to lose it. These 40 demotivational quotes will be sure to do the trick.

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Look, we all know the phrase “try, try, try again until you succeed”. The reality, though, is not going to wait around for that to happen. It’s important to know our limits, otherwise, we will be stuck with failure.

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Most of us spend our entire lives without finding this supposed “gift”. Some find it and realize that they don’t like it at all. It’s much better to just live your life and enjoy living without permanently being on the hunt for the “gift”.

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This one is quite cruel, but we can’t help but laugh along. Why laugh? You may ask. Well, why not? The best jokes are the ones that are true, after all!

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As demotivating as it sounds, there is a positive side to this: every day we can look forward to a relaxing weekend (at home). It can’t get better than that until we run out of money.

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Ants don’t usually combust, but if there’s some “higher power” hell-bent on making it happen, they can’t really defend themselves against it. Perhaps, much like us in the hands of fate?

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The internet and YouTube, in particular, have been a boon for the current generation. But somehow, that video platform has an expert on everything you can imagine! They do it so much better, that it just becomes demotivating after a point.

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Everyone’s ready to give advice when you are in a pickle. Most of the time, it’s all about how you should use this as a chance to do something good. Sometimes, the pickle is too tough. Sometimes, there just isn’t anything good that can be done with it.

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You can fly as high as you want. However, that also means that the dangers are just as inescapable and fatal the higher you go. Sometimes, it might be safer to heed the demotivational words and be grounded.

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It’s not really commendable, but think about it – how many of the risks that we take actually bear fruit? The math becomes even more demotivational when you realize that only a handful of risks pay off for only a handful of people among all of us millions.

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It’s always good to have questions, but we should ask ourselves first and try to see if we can find the answer. No one likes a person who asks questions just for the sake of sounding intelligent.

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This is the harsh truth of reality. In most workplaces, good work only means you have proven your sense of responsibility and can, thus, be rewarded with more important work. It might be more important, but it is more at the end of the day.

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We never actually reach success on any roads. Most of the time, we work hard towards a dream and don’t even realize it when we have reached it. It’s an ongoing process with no end in sight if you think about it.

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At least when we are working on something, we have a finished image in mind. But what happens when we are not involved in anything? When do we decide that we have done enough or, rather, not done enough?

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Life can be so chaotic. That is the essence of it. It might be motivating to work towards having everything in control. However, the truth is, the more you are used to chaos, the easier you can handle it when life throws the inevitable curve ball.

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If proverbs are anything to go by, happiness apparently increases when we share it. In today’s reality, it’s pretty difficult to find anyone who is genuinely happy to see someone else be happy.

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You never know the card that Fate will deal you. This demotivational quote puts it in an amazing way, how fate is this unruly restaurant where you hardly ever get what you order.

Read: Unlock The Power Of Gratitude

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There are loads of things in life that simply do not have a rhyme or reason behind them. Many of our failures can also be like that – they may not be a reason for them, and searching for them is just a waste of time.

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It has become increasingly tougher to take a break in today’s life. Even if this quote may seem demotivational, it is actually pretty good advice. Take a break when life puts you into a situation when you can take it without any consequences.

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This is sort of harsh, and judgemental. We mean, at the end of the day, to each their own. However, motivation and perseverance do come from within more than it comes from the outside.

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Life is not all sunshine and roses. In fact, only a very minuscule amount of it is happiness to any extent. Most of it is suffering and pain. The sooner we accept it, the better we can handle it.

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All the religious scriptures might talk about how God does not value anything, particularly money. Then again, in life we can see, the people with the money seem to have the favor of God the most.

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Sometimes, you are just so fed up with life. We suppose there is some kind of solace in the fact that we are not the only ones that have that sentiment.

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If everyone is unique, then no one truly is. Sadly, as demotivational as it sounds, it is true. Uniqueness only exists when there is a similarity among others.

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You can try to do as many tasks as you can at the same time. However, do bear in mind that unless you are some kind of extremely lucky genius, you will not be doing any of those tasks as well as you would do them one by one.

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Some might say there are too many categories, classifications, and races right now. The only proper answer might be to truly hate anyone and everyone, rather than choosing whom to love.

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Very few people actually like the jobs that they do. Most do it for their daily sustenance. As such, all we can do is put up with it and complain. Being an adult, in a lot of cases, is joining that group for venting.

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A unique ability can look cool and all, but it will soon be looked down upon if it isn’t of any practical use.

Read: 9 Hard Truths Our Parents Never Told Us

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You can think of every day as a new beginning. However, it would perhaps be better to learn from the earlier “new beginnings” that had poor conclusions.

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Sometimes, our lives feel like it is only made of failures. Even if that might be the case, there’s no need to think of it as demotivational. Rather, think of it as serving a noble purpose by showing the rest of humanity what not to do.

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We cannot afford to stick around and keep trying the same thing over and over and over again. Life has many options and paths to take. After a certain point, we must choose the safer option or spend our entire lives being a failure.

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What most motivational quotes miss out on is that there are always two sides to any new risk or challenge. Moreover, statistically, we fail many more times than we find even a hint of success.

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Even the greatest of minds could not help but see the demotivational effect of human stupidity. Moreover, he is more certain about stupidity than the mysteries of the cosmos.

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Your next step might be the start of something amazing. At the same time, it is quite likely that the next step you take on any journey can be the final step you take.

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There is no 110%. You cannot mathematically put in more than you have on hand. It’s like promising to run with 3 legs when you only have 2.

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Never think that life will give you an easy time. Once you somehow manage to overcome one challenge, life will just as fast throw another, tougher challenge.

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Idiocy is a difficult thing to deal with on its own. It becomes even more deadly when it takes place in groups.

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Your bosses and friends can give you lots of compliments about how your current nature and abilities don’t matter, and how they still value you. However, in reality, most people would prefer you to get better and meet normal standards.

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You will always see before you hear, so try not to be impressed by the dazzling first glance. Spoken words often give a truer sense of character than any outward appearance,

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The highest mountain is a tremendous challenge. However, it can be scaled and everyone thinks they can. Well, most try to and the overly zealous ones face their demise. Sometimes, it’s good to listen to demotivational quotes and tone down the energy. You don’t really know what you might face until you face it.

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Well, a lot of the “bad situations” we get into are nothing more than the consequences of our own actions. It is so important to think through and prepare for our decisions and choices before we actually commit to one of them.

Keep Reading: Kindness Quotes to Remember When Someone Gets on Your Nerves

Sources

  1. 40 Demotivational Quotes That Are Painfully True.” Bored Panda. Miglė, Justė Kairytė – Barkauskienė, Darja Zinina and Monika Pašukonytė. 2022.
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