What Keeps You Motivated/On-The-Ball?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SpellZ, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

    Feb 8, 2009
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    Toronto, ON
    I know there has been a lot of threads about motivation and all, and I feel like there can never be enough threads ab about such topics because each bit and piece helps someone else. Well in any case, I got a job about 2.5 months ago... a bit under $35,000, but I love it, and I feel like it's a hobby that I do rather then work. But enough about that

    In any case... Before I started working, I was always procrastinating (even though I had all the time in the world) about starting an ebook and all that. Day after day...

    In any case... Once I got the job, I accomplish more in 2hrs then I did in the entire day...

    I wake up at 6:30, walk the dog, then I go to work at 8AM, and come home at 5:30PM, by 6PM I finish eating and start re-writing this ebook, I am done by 8:30PM, play some game/whatever and go walk with the dog again, come home, make food for next day and go to sleep by 10:30.

    So all in all.. I get about 2, 2:30 if I really push it hours of work. But it's pretty amazing because in those 2 hours I get SO MUCH DONE! Because I make my work time so short, I try not fuck around and do my best. So I guess the moral of the story is...

    Let's say you spend 4-5hrs a day on IM, and in those 4-5hrs you check Facebook, call some people, go eat, do whatever..... Limit to a maximum of ONE HOUR a day, and master that one hour. In that one hour all you do is IM, master it! Then in a week, move to 1 hthour and 15 minutes, in another week make it an hour and thirtry minut and increase your productiyvy time like that.

    because trust me... When I didnt work I had 18 hours of day to do IM, and I didn't do ANYTHING! I was reading, I was checking up on stuff, I got distracted easily and all that... But when I know that I only have 2 hours and THAT IS IT!.... That is when the pressure kicks in and its crunch time.

    And I gurantee you... you'll accomplish a lot more...

    Because let's say you tell yourself... "Okay 8-9PM I will do IM" and even if its 6PM you don't touch IM or read about IM, NOTHING! Then when 8PM hits you can read, do, discover, learn, type, re-write, do whatever it is that you need to do for IM! Then once the hour is done, you stop! And you'll probobly have tons of ideas, that will be your fuel and your fire for the next day!

    In the past 3 days I have done more then I've done in the past 3 years. Its amazing. And in reality... All I have done in the past 3 days is re-write 15-20 pages of a 137 page book... I know its nothing for a lot of people here, but its such a great feeling and a good start in my opinion that I know when it comes tomorrow at 6PM... I'll be ready to put out 2 more hours of pure hardcore re-writing and making my book as perfect as it can be.

    And I guess by the end I want to leave you by a quote...

    And apply this quote when its 8PM, and you are about to do 1 solid hour of IM

    "When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breath, then you'll be successful"
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  2. WorkHardL0veLife

    WorkHardL0veLife Regular Member

    Mar 14, 2011
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    Nice way of staying motivated & increasing productivity on activities that are hard to get the ball rolling. Appreciate it :)