View Poll Results: What motivates you?
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Originally Posted by Cheryl Jacobs
Although this isn't my motivation but a lot of artist and musicians are moved to create by pain and sadness.
It's paradoxical that by expressing themselves in artistic ways they ease the pain and sadness and by doing so remove their motivation to create.
I couldn't think of anything witty to say so I left this blank.
What "motivates" me? Nothing on the list. It could be an idea from reading something, some sort of accidentnal "seeing" of an image - a word spoken by... ?? I am entranced (!!) by those of the opposite gender -- mainly through their personalities ...
To tell the truth .. I don't really know. I'm not even sure that finding that "knowledge" would be desirable...
Spontaneity is *wonderful*... as are unexpected discoveries....
You too, huh!!
Originally Posted by BWGirl
I was nearly crucified at one of those innumerable "Motivational" sessions ... They result in the "zombiefication" of those attending. I finally "cracked":
"I have HAD IT with all this talk! We have been talking and planning, and giving out trinkets, for three years! When the hell do we get to the "DO"? Everyone in this room knows exactly what is needed. Give us the tools and AUTHORITY to do what we know should be done, and you will have a marvellous, shining Quality System in place within a week! We are *Executives* here! Damnit, let us EXECUTE!"
Not well received. Management decided to continue as they were ... talking - with 30% (THIRTY PERCENT) of finished product going out the door DOA on initial set-up.
I *LOVE* the post by MattCarey about "mailing to the creator of Dilbert"!! Dilbert is funny because the situations there ARE so close to the truth!
Ed Sukach, FFP.
Those posters make my ass twitch......... But, sadly enough, fear, is probably my main motivator.
I fear being alone, so, I treat my girlfriend better and I try not to be such a selfish pig.
I fear being a crappy father, so I am motivated to be honest, trustworthy and nuturing as much as possible.
I fear failing as a photographer and the only way I can fail, is to give up or become complacent or just blow it off, like I am prone to to do from time to time.
I am rarely motivated. I usually spend more time reading about photography and dreaming about photography than I do practicing photography. Like most things in my life... However, in a pinch, I always come through. SO, I tend to put myself in over my head... I am always behind on everything but that is the only way I get anything done at all. I can make the impossible, possible but I make the easy things, way too hard...
Please, do not let me girlfriend know I admitted these things.......
None of the items listed would motivate me on iota if I felt like it was being given insincerely. On the contrary, if somebody is trying to motivate by offering any of these, I am very likely to be completely demotivated. maybe, even motivated to rebel.
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Last edited by Helen B; 07-01-2005 at 07:58 PM. Click to view previous post history.
Looks like I'm browsing through the "bla-bla" mission statement of a silicon valley e-net start up.
I see no one clicked on my "Motivation" thumbnail. I thought it was relevant...