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Off Topic => General Interest => Topic started by: Hooman on November 14, 2017, 03:07:53 AM

Title: Motivational quote ;)
Post by: Hooman on November 14, 2017, 03:07:53 AM
How's this for a motivational quote?
Quote
Motivation and needing someone to kick your ass is a beginner mindset.

This goes along nicely with research that suggests motivation comes after you put in the hard work on something, rather than being the cause of it. Momentum creates motivation, not the other way around. Also why motivational speeches and seminars are kind of ridiculous. They're often more about feeling good than actually accomplishing something.


Also related to motivation (and discipline):
Quote from: James Clear
Amateurs do things when itís easy ó when they feel motivated to do them. Professionals do things on a schedule.

How many of you are thinking of scheduling something important now? Yeah, "thinking". Is that just motivation? ;)
Title: Re: Motivational quote ;)
Post by: lordpalandus on November 14, 2017, 12:41:02 PM
How does this take into consider demotivating factors? Sometimes people do have tons of positive motivation, but have far more negative motivation, to counter it.

Things like: "I want to embark on creating an ambitious open world game, with no experience." But, they are demotivated by friends and family around them telling them they can't do it, or they only have enough money in their bank account for 6 months of solid development time, or their girlfriend tells them that if they spend all that time on the game, then she'll leave you.

How does one overcome those negative demotivating factors, and remain positively motivated?

I think a lot of these motivational speeches only ever focus on the positives, and never really address the negative demotivational things or how one is supposed to manage them, which are often the cause of derailing projects or stopping projects altogether. In the real world, there is an opportunity cost to any activity, and that means sacrifices must be made to do an activity. Two serious demotivating things that kill projects, is the feeling that you can't do what you want because you are constantly confused, and the feeling that you can't seek help because you don't know the problem and is constantly frustrating. It is after all, what derailed my Outpost 2 like game, and led me to create my text adventure instead, which I'm having a much greater level of success at.

So in the example above, if the person was willing to distance themselves from their friends and family, was willing to go on social assistance/welfare and live a very poor/unhealthy life, was willing to be alone and without a girlfriend, then they could likely keep themselves motivated to see the project through to the end; after all, where there is the will, there is a way. However, realistically, who would inflict that sort of personal hell upon themselves?

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Motivational quote ;)
Post by: dave_erald on November 18, 2017, 01:35:22 PM
Training is nothing. Will is everything.

The will to act
Title: Re: Motivational quote ;)
Post by: Zhall on November 18, 2017, 04:34:34 PM
Taking action trumps everything.

Even if you have no idea what you are doing, if you take action, something will get done.