I’m not sure about this. I’m very grateful that it worked for this guy. But the problem with what he saying is that he’s putting all of his motivation into thoughts with other people (his kids), not himself. And that can be a big problem for a lot of people. Because at the end of the day, there’s a lot of people who will not except you no matter how much you’ve changed and turned your life around.
So if he uses his kids as motivation to change, and his kids grow up and still never excepts him, he could spiral down even worse than before, because his foundation was on other peoples reactions, not first in himself. Motivation always needs to come within your own personal desire for a better life. For your own personal self. It’s fine to use other people included in that, but not first.