What do you do if you buy a book called Teach Yourself Self-Motivation and then can't rustle up the self-motivation to read it?
What sort of people would buy such a book? (Apart from me that is) Do you need to have at least a small amount of that quality to actually buy the thing in the first place?
I love self help books because I figure if I just get one good tip out of each of them they've been worthwhile - and they usually sell well second hand on Amazon or EBay so they don't need to clutter up my shelves unless I really think they're useful.
I'm sure you have to be an optimist to even think about writing a book about self-motivation.