11.08.2010

Wanted: Motivation

I am having a motivational crisis. I have my last midterm of the quarter tomorrow, and lordie lordie, do I need to study. Seven hours of podcasts need to be listened to and understood by tomorrow. Yikes. I just can't find the motivation to start though, so I've been trying to find it on the internet (a bad idea, I'm sure). I think I need this:

But seeing as my roommates would be neither able nor willing to perform that task for seven hours...I will content myself with one fo my favorite poems: El Derecho al Delirio, the English translation of which can be found here and some life lessons I can learn from Ralph Waldo Emerson, whom I respect as a writer (unlike Thoreau, for the most part). My favorite:
"Lesson 1: Aim Above The Mark
“We aim above the mark to hit the mark.”
To hit the mark, it’s necessary to aim above the mark. If you want to do $100,000 in sales next year, create a plan that allows you to do $150,000. To hit the mark you have to aim higher! Do you aim high when setting your goals? Things seldom go exactly as you plan them, aiming allows you to hit the target with the inevitable occurs."
What motivates you?

Wizarding Wisdom: 10 days!!
“Enjoying it? I don’t reckon he’d come home if Dad didn’t make him. He’s obsessed. Just don’t get him on the subject of his boss. 'According to Mr. Crouch…as I was saying to Mr. Crouch… Mr. Crouch is of the opinion… Mr. Crouch was telling me…' They’ll be announcing their engagement any day now.” -Ron Weasley

2 comments:

  1. Oh, I hate that feeling of needing to get work done and NOT at all wanting to do it. I generally look at the clock and pick a time 15 min in the future. I tell myself, I will start then. It works most of the time. If that doesn't work for you, try Red Bull. ;-)

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  2. chocolate motivates me. :) and planning vacations that are 6 months away....

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