We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
You guys ought to unwind. The motivational blather isn't giving you a detailed exercise regime, they're just sayings that either personally motivate the guy repeating the mantra or not. If they work, great. If not, no big deal. If you take this too seriously, all motivational sayings sound stupid to someone.
Vic Morrow's tommy gun