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necessity is the only motivation.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by satyawrat, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. satyawrat

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    we all see those threads "i need motivation" ; "am not motivated enough"

    if you are not motivated its because that money you could have banked is not really necessary to you, you are still enjoying your life without it. You don't wake up in the morning with the thought that your bank balance is shit. you don't wake up with the thought that your future will be shit if you don't get x,y and z done. If you don't see the pain at the end of the tunnel, you won't take steps to avoid it.

    Pain and pleasure, two things that shape your course of action.
    I believe pain is a bigger motivator, pleasure on the other hand is only good for dreaming about it.

    Attach pain to your wrong stuff [ie being lazy] and treat your work as its remedy, that my frnd is motivation.
     
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  2. Monrox

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    You are 99.999% correct. People won't bust their ass if they don't have to.
    But in 0.001% of the cases someone has a great idea and they work VERY hard to make it a reality. All the moguls did it this way.

    I am not busting my ass currently because I don't have a great idea. I am also not hungry or cold, so yeah, no reason to stress over some peanuts paying activity. It would only shorten my life.
     
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    Personally I'm going through an ass busting phase right now because I fear impending economic and societal collapse. I don't want to be one of the unprepared ones when the SHTF.
     
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    Work hard party later
     
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    It's pretty accurate, but this is only part of the equation. While it's true that genuine need might be a sufficient cause to make you work harder, it's by no means a necessary cause, just to borrow some mathematical lingo.

    I bank very good daily, still my need to work harder finds its roots in my desire to excel in what I do, to face, explore and take a new challenge, day by day, maturing expertise in each different area, thinking of and venturing into something not previously explored.

    It's definitely not just the sheer necessity to get out of dire times that gives you the right drive and focus in order to take action and -hopefully- succeed. And this not just in IM. As I said, there's something more: a quality that sadly the vast majority lacks. For how sectarian this might sound, it's always been like this in human history our technological era simply made this more evident imo.

    And this also explains why sites that promise the proverbial "magic bullet" thrive and infest (luckily for us marketers) the world like ivy.

    Best regards.
     
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  6. satyawrat

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    yes that drive for you comes from your desire to gain pleasure, you either work hard to gain pleasure or to avoid pain. for most pain being the motivator of greater potency compared to pleasure.
     
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    If you're saying you need to lack something to be motivated, have something that is immediate and a big problem in order to have motivation you are wrong. There are many people who had a debt and thought they'd start a business with the money they had saved. Problem is, it doesn't work. There might be tons of stories about Mr. X who payed his $100k debt in a year and stuff like that but those are lies or rare exceptions. Fact is, when you have no cashflow and are mentally under pressure you perform like shit. So many people when applying for a job or in whatever situation will like to say they perform well under pressure. Yeah sure, and I'm Santa Claus.

    Ever got in a fight with many many people each of them weaker than you? I did. I was 12 years old and got in a fight with 15 kids around 5-6 years old. There's no fucking way you win such a fight. It's the same with problems and pressure, one by itself is not a big deal but there are many and sustain eachoter and when a problem becomes worse, all other problems become worse because of it. It is the law of compounding but the evil version.

    Also, people are more afraid of loosing something than of not gaining something. Psychologically a person is more afraid of loosing $100 than of not gaining $500 or any other sum. It's how we are. You don't need pressure, you don't need pain. What you need is a MOTIVE. It's called MOTIVation for a reason. What you want drives you as long as what you want is what you REALLY want. And that is the secret!
     
  8. killakam

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    It's kind of like a parent spanking their kid. It may hurt but it works!
     
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    Well I agree with the points mentioned. Look at what people are doing just to increase the dough in their bank accounts. Seriously a small %age of the population that really has liquid in the bank will not even bother to do the things that us common folks would do. They don't even have the pleasure of waiting for a bus or train, standing in the rain or just waiting for an early Christmas bonus. I say motivation makes the mare go.