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How do you guys remain focused and motivated?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by shadowfax, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. shadowfax

    shadowfax Power Member

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    Let's face it.. IM is a pretty distracting field to be in. We are constantly being pulled in 10 different directions all at once... Plus we are also constantly looking for the next BIG thing that will make us shit load of money.


    With so much happening around, it is easy to lose focus and waste our time and even money. Plus depending on what you do in IM, many activities are tedious and require a lot of motivation for continuing (e.g. writing articles, posting & replying to ads and so on)


    So here's my question to fellow BHW members - how do you remain focused and motivated with so much happening around you? I would love to hear from you and we can also share some motivational and inspirational thoughts...


    As for me, whenever I get distracted, I think about my family that I have to support and who are dependent on me. I also think of good times that I have had in my life (including but not limited to nice vacations that I have had, inspiring books that I have read, good movies that I have seen and so on).. I try not to think about bad or hard times as they can tend to take the motivation out of me....


    I am also planning to start meditation for about half an hour in the morning.. Should be of help as far as I think..


    Let me know what you guys do to remain focused to carry out your IM activites....


    Regards,
     
  2. cosine1337

    cosine1337 Newbie

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    Music only.
     
  3. orbit

    orbit Regular Member

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    meditation is good. so is yoga.

    i stay focused by making to-do lists by month and by day. if i get too distracted with new info, i put it on my todo list for the following week or when ever im done with my current project. i work on several projects at once, but i try to keep a schedule.
     
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    I keep paycheck stubs on my desk, if I slack off I look at them. ;)
     
  5. quicknrandom

    quicknrandom Regular Member

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    i get de-motivated easily but it is so satifying when you log-into an account and see the money you earned that day!
     
  6. Curt7

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    When it gets overwhelming, I stop working and read things that motivate me, like how someone else is making the money to live their dream.

    Meditation is yoga, and it is good. I do mine at night, just before I go to bed. I have found that doing it in the morning is difficult because I am thinking about everything I have to do today.
     
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    dunno lol. Hard to get anything done really :/ need start taking in more dedication hehe :)
     
  8. Gogeta

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    Another member posted this.
     
  9. shadowfax

    shadowfax Power Member

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    That is a good advice.. Having a list of things to do in front of you will definitely help you stay focused...


    Regards,
     
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    Chapati Newbie

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    I have my computer area enclosed in an electric fence. The only way I can get away from the computer is by electrocuting myself. Helps to keep me here.
     
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  11. shadowfax

    shadowfax Power Member

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    Thanks for sharing the files.. They are really good...


    From the replies so far here's what most of us do to remain focused
    - have a to do list, music, meditation, check out the paychecks or the amount of money earned today...

    Keep the ideas coming guys...
     
  12. danwebb

    danwebb Newbie

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    Todo list definitely, helps me keep track of what needs to be done, any potential ideas and its quite satisfying looking at a page of things that have been crossed out
     
  13. shadowfax

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    LOL .. this is a gem :D:D:D