User Tag List

12 Last

Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: motivation

  1. #1
    Senior Member SecantSquared's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    5w6
    Socionics
    INTj
    Posts
    229

    Default motivation

    how do you motivate yourself to get done what you need to? (especially if it's uninteresting)
    When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it.
    - Bernard Bailey
    It is bad luck to be superstitious.
    - Andrew W. Mathis

    sp/sx/so

  2. #2

    Default

    I wish I knew myself. I will be awaiting answers in this thread.

    Accept the past. Live for the present. Look forward to the future.
    Robot Fusion
    "As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance." John Wheeler
    "[A] scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy." Richard Feynman
    "[P]etabytes of [] data is not the same thing as understanding emergent mechanisms and structures." Jim Crutchfield

  3. #3
    That chalkboard guy Matthew_Z's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    MBTI
    xxxx
    Posts
    1,256

    Default

    I don't tend to motivate myself. I prefer to refocus motivation that already exists.
    If a deaf INFP falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

  4. #4
    Senior Member SecantSquared's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    5w6
    Socionics
    INTj
    Posts
    229

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew_Z View Post
    I don't tend to motivate myself. I prefer to refocus motivation that already exists.
    thanks. you're so helpful.
    When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it.
    - Bernard Bailey
    It is bad luck to be superstitious.
    - Andrew W. Mathis

    sp/sx/so

  5. #5
    That chalkboard guy Matthew_Z's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    MBTI
    xxxx
    Posts
    1,256

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SecantSquared View Post
    thanks. you're so helpful.
    You're welcome.

    Take, for example, something (Z) for which you are motivated to accomplish/get/do. To get to Z, task Y must be completed. (IE: If Z is purchasing something, Y may be the effort required to get to the point of purchase)

    To motivate yourself to do X, you can relate it to an already motivated Y by seeing X as necessary for Y. Logically, from this point it is seen that X is necessary for Y and, per syllogism, Z. (which is already motivated)
    If a deaf INFP falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

  6. #6
    . Blank's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    MBTI
    INTP
    Enneagram
    5w6
    Posts
    1,202

    Default

    I'm either too smart or too dumb to trick myself into thinking that way.

    I get motivated by screaming fuck a lot and panicking until the deadline comes closer. Then I kick into hyper mode and get shit done.
    Ti = 19 [][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
    Te = 16[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
    Ne = 16[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
    Fi = 15 [][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
    Si = 12 [][][][][][][][][][][][]
    Ni = 12 [][][][][][][][][][][][]
    Se = 11[][][][][][][][][][][]
    Fe = 0

    -----------------
    Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly;
    Man got to sit and wonder why, why, why;
    Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land;
    Man got to tell himself he understand

  7. #7
    Playnerd Timeless's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    MBTI
    ENTP
    Enneagram
    7
    Socionics
    ILE
    Posts
    896

    Default

    If x equals a goal or destination.
    If y equals motivation or energy.
    If z equals efficiency or productivity.

    I mentally (you can do it in paper too) make a list of all the reasons why I should do x. The bigger the list of reasons, the more y I get; the better z will be to get to x.

    ---

    Also in your case, the more positive reasons you have, the more you can outweigh the negative ones, and once that's cleared and ready: Full Steam Ahead! It's like that recent thread I made, I did the same, and hell I got an interview coming up!

  8. #8
    Senior Member tinkerbell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    MBTI
    ENTP
    Posts
    3,487

    Default

    I like the challenge of an interesting problem...

    Paying me always helps - I get really pissed if something goes wrong with paying me....

    I hate mundane repetative stuff, so I lace it with things I enjoy doing.... I an big on short bursts of activity... I may well start an email that I want to write, tinker with a document that is a chore and do something else all within a 10 minute window, so it balances out.

    I always try and shift the white noise activities and just blitz them or they can take forever to do.

  9. #9
    Widdles in your cream.
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    MBTI
    INTP
    Enneagram
    5
    Socionics
    LII
    Posts
    577

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Blank View Post
    I'm either too smart or too dumb to trick myself into thinking that way.

    I get motivated by screaming fuck a lot and panicking until the deadline comes closer. Then I kick into hyper mode and get shit done.

    This sums up my strategy. I currently have a deadline on tuesday, the following friday, and some others after that. Sometimes this works and I get the work done, and other times I'm paralysed into fear of performance failure, or "Shit, I have no idea what I'm supposed to be doing and it's due in tomorrow faaaaack. Why didn't I at least read the assessment criteria?"
    Um, yeah.

  10. #10
    Blah Orangey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    MBTI
    ESTP
    Enneagram
    6w5
    Socionics
    SLE
    Posts
    6,364

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Grungemouse View Post
    This sums up my strategy. I currently have a deadline on tuesday, the following friday, and some others after that. Sometimes this works and I get the work done, and other times I'm paralysed into fear of performance failure, or "Shit, I have no idea what I'm supposed to be doing and it's due in tomorrow faaaaack. Why didn't I at least read the assessment criteria?"
    +1. Except recently I've not been able to access the "get shit done fast" mode, and have basically been stuck in paralysis.
    Artes, Scientia, Veritasiness

Similar Threads

  1. Quotes to Motivate You to *Get To Work*
    By Usehername in forum The Bonfire
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 09-21-2014, 12:36 PM
  2. How do you get motivation?
    By JivinJeffJones in forum General Psychology
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 07-02-2010, 12:39 PM
  3. [ISTP] How do I motivate my ISTP son?
    By sinnamon in forum The SP Arthouse (ESFP, ISFP, ESTP, ISTP)
    Replies: 59
    Last Post: 01-30-2009, 04:13 PM
  4. There's no such thing as motivating someone?
    By Xander in forum General Psychology
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 11-21-2007, 12:50 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO