Need Motivation? Motivate yourself. That's what worked for me. [Not a success story]

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Corrupt, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. Corrupt


    Sep 15, 2011
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    Hey fellas, just so you know, this is NOT a success story. I'm not here to brag about how much money I made in order to try and motivate you, and neither am I going to motivate you. I am however going to help you motivate yourself to work, by telling you what worked for me.
    I tried to create a journal, didn't work.
    I tried to think how much money I'd make and what all I can do with it, didn't work.
    I made some money, thinking it'll motivate me to make more, didn't work.

    What worked for me, was to set a goal for myself. Not a goal for how much money you want to make, but set a goal for what you want to do in your life. Wanting to make money isn't good enough. What do you want to use it for? Want to go on a world-trip perhaps? Or do you want to support your parents in your old age? Bad current family financial condition? Need to payback a debt? Want to buy that car? That hooker you want is too expensive? Find something that you are passionate about and want to do any any cost.

    The, set a strategy. HOW you want to make the money to be able to do what you want to do. There is tons of stuff, find something that you like doing, something that you won't get bored doing. If it's boring you, move on to another thing. This isn't a 9-5 job where you have to do something in order to get paid, in IM you're free to do whatever you want to do, and still be able to make money, just gotta figure out how. Saw "The Social Network"? Zuckerberg didn't want to make money, he only liked coding, and hence he made facebook. Now hes worth $17.5 million. And that from doing something that he liked doing. Just think of what you like doing: You can make videos - erotic, funny, both, or something else, and upload them to video sharing sites and make cash off that. You can do gigs on fiverr. You can learn coding, if you like that, and make programs for others or for yourself. There's seriously far too much stuff to even start listing. I tried thinking about all the ways money can be made online and they just came flooding to me. But what you need to do is, pick one thing that you like and start working. Once you have that thing going on, start another. The people who're making money that you see doing lots of things, that's how they did it. No one goes on to become successful by doing a lot of things. They picked one, gave their full effort to that one thing, and once that was over(successful or not) they moved on to something else.

    Then, losing old procrastinating habits, and working past ADD if you have it. I'm still working on this, but it's getting better slowly and steadily. How do I do this? Whenever I'm doing something, I try and think: Is this gonna help me achieve my goals? I don't only use it while reading useless threads, but also while reading threads about stuff that can come in handy later on, but isn't related to or won't help me with what I'm working on right now. For example, If I'm working with pinterest, and see a really good youtube money making method, I'll save it, but I try not to read it. It does work most of the times. It gets better with practice. You just need to keep "Is this gonna help me?" on the top of your head.

    Wanna know how bad my procrastination habits and ADD were? I'd never have written this post, or the older one about LSI keywords. Wanna know how they are right now? This just took me 6 hours, and I saw like 5 movies in between, read a few threads, saw a few videos on youtube, did a couple of fiverr orders(They take me <1 minute, but I always skip them till they're "Late"), and did a lot of other stuff. Not great, right? But it's improving. So the bottom line is: find something that you're passionate about and you want to do, work towards that goal with something that you like doing, and you'll find what you're looking for.

    Good luck. Feel free to bash me all you want if you find this stupid, but if I can help one person with this, it'll be worth it.

    Adding a great advice that I got from a great member on BHW a short while back.
    BassTrackerBoats advised me to add the tasks that I plan on completing that day to a notepad every morning. That'll help some of you meet your daily targets and motivate you to work.
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    Last edited: Apr 28, 2012
  2. mrsix

    mrsix Power Member

    Sep 13, 2008
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    100% agree. Making money isn't always enough to get you going in spite of thinking it is. I thought it was for years until my wife got pregnant. That second is when I got my real goal :)

    The "more money" reason just wasn't enough to motivate me to take things to the next level.
  3. dreamcoder28

    dreamcoder28 Regular Member

    Nov 21, 2011
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    Internet Entrepreneur
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    nice thread !!

    I believe follow your passion and the money will follow you :)
  4. bk071

    bk071 Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

    Nov 24, 2010
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    Sage advice from a solid guy who knows what he's talking about.
    Listen to him, folks.
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  5. allurre

    allurre Junior Member

    Nov 17, 2011
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    ADD is very common to web users nowadays.

    The most important discipline is to stay extremely "focused" on one action at a time. If it's setting up a new blog post, then you only permit yourself to "focus" and expend your energy and time on pumping that out. Only after that, do you proceed to the next to-do task on your daily to-do list.
  6. kideze

    kideze Elite Member

    Jun 23, 2009
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    the GRAND valley
    great post. noted