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View Poll Results: What motivates you?

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  • Appreciation

    16 40.00%
  • Attitude

    8 20.00%
  • Effort

    4 10.00%
  • Encouragement

    5 12.50%
  • Excellence

    19 47.50%
  • Innovation

    9 22.50%
  • Leadership

    3 7.50%
  • Service

    6 15.00%
  • Success

    11 27.50%
  • Teamwork

    6 15.00%
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    Ummm...pretty women.
    "If I only had a brain"-Some badly dressed guy made of straw in some movie I think I saw

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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb
    Echhh. Corporate culture. Echhh.
    Amen and Amen...lucky my boss knows how to keep me happy...LEAVE ME ALONE...let me know what he needs me to do and it gets done.
    Mike C

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mateo
    Ummm...pretty women.
    Now why am I not surprised?
    Let's see what I've got in the magic trash can for Mateo!

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    While those are all nice things, none of them motivates me at all.

    I know this will sound either depressing or pathetic, but what motivates me most is sadness and pain, and the need to express it.

    Most of my favorite work has been done during the darkest periods of my life. I think the need and ability to express otherwise 'unbeautiful' emotions is an incredible motivator. I can either internalize everything and let it eat me alive, or I can use light, film, and my eyes and hands to express it in a tangible way.

    While I am motivated by love, beauty, honesty, intelligence, courage, clarity, and wisdom...... it's sadness that moves me to create.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb
    Echhh. Corporate culture. Echhh.
    One of my most memorable meetings was just after joining IBM. The manager asked if anyone brought the manuals for the new review process. One guy in the back stated, "I mailed mine to the guy who writes Dilbert".

    Matt

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    The Marvellous.
    "An object never performs the same function as its name or its image"-Rene Magritte

    "An image of a dog does not bite"-William James applied to photography

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    None of the selections offered.

    In photography, I'm after the "Zen archery" feel, the sweet feeling in the trigger finger (or fingers, in the case of archery) when you know it's a perfect shot. The picture itself doesn't really matter, that's just a confirmation that what you already know is correct.

    It's happened once or twice, and I hope it will happen again.
    -- Ole Tjugen, Luddite Elitist
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    Quote Originally Posted by colrehogan

    I don't care for the motivational sayings, but the pictures are usually interesting.
    I'll have to go the Coleehogan. The images usually grab my attention and I often ignore or read the caption last, then ignore.

    As for motivation: overbearing, condensending, bosses or over-caffinated, "listen to how great I am", with the long ago tired "think outside the box" motivational speakers just have the opposite effect. Or perhaps I should say it motivates me to strangle them. (not that I would, the laws tend to frown on behaving that way. )
    I'm motivated more by people who show respect for everyone involved, not afraid to get their hands dirty, will let people know when a good job was done. People who know their craft, do good work, and are willing to share the knowledge. Willing to show/explain how, so you too, can do good work in your own way.
    Hmm... Perhaps that's why I like this place so much.

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    Oh heavens... as a former Quality Manager, whose job it was to get people to "play nice together," I have to say that those posters as misguided attempts at motivation. If you want to motivate people you must spend some time getting to know what motivates them, and being honest with them. Needless to say, I was very good at my job, but very unorthodox... I tended to make management a wee bit uneasy. haha

    As for creativity... I agree with Cheryl. All good poetry is borne of pain.
    Jeanette
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    Isaiah 25:1

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    Funny, I wrote about this subject in my blog (http://www.siliconvalleywhore.blogspot.com) the other day. The bl9og is not really about photography but, I try to include a photo each day.

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