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    Motivation...

    How do you stay motivated in any aspect of your life?



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    Re: Motivation...

    Work is hard for me right now. School is that I am paying for it. Life is my husband, doggies, friends and the CYCLONES! :)



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    Re: Motivation...

    I keep a live cougar in the car. If that doesn't work, I tape a bag of Lucky Charms underneath the vehicle.



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    Re: Motivation...

    Work I'm never motivated...college because I'm paying for it and know I'm never going to be able to live with myself if I mess up and don't get the degrees I want.



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    I think that my rage motivates me the most. When I see someone do something better than me at work, or in the dance clubs, or in the gym, I get RAGING mad. This motivates me to do things better and also motivates my coworkers to steer clear of me for a good two hours if they know what's best for them.



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    I used to be really motivated. I then worked a few jobs in a row where I busted my butt while others did nothing and they got raises because they kissed butt so much. My work motivation took a dip. However in my new job I find it easier to get motivated because I have a great support crew. I guess I would say good support and positive attitude from others motivates me.



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    The hardest thing I've had to stay motivated on is keeping CF going. There were several times in the first year that I wanted to just shut everything down and not have to worry about it but ended up keeping it going and using my frustrations to grow it instead. My frustrations fueled my motivation to make it the best forum it could possibly be so as to make everybody else happy, and it paid off. The second year still had frustrations but I saw things turning for the better early in the year and they then got much, much better very quickly. Now that I think it's running pretty darn smoothly my motivation is getting it even better, quicker, more interactive, more profitable, etc.

    In my personal life, my motivation really only revolves around waking up in the morning and seeing my wife and pups and then the rest of the day is juggling my paying career with planning in my head what I want to do on the site As much as I love CF and what it's become, it ends up taking most of my energy and time so I have to settle for little time to do anything else outside of my job.


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    Re: Motivation...

    Ok these are funny. Warning, some contain some vulgarity.

    Motivators - Jokes

    Could apply this to travian, but that would include me too so back off!!


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    A steady diet of Government cheese.


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    Re: Motivation...

    I think I'd be a motivated fry cook, IF I worked at Hooters! The sexism one is funny!



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    Re: Motivation...

    Fear of failure. It has motivated me my whole life. Probably is my biggest weakness because it has at times held me back.


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    Re: Motivation...

    I think knowing yourself and your own tendencies helps a lot. I tend to be motivated by accomplishment, recognition and a sense of responsibility. Money, not so much. I'm more motivated to do something where it will help someone else out, than for myself, so I relate tasks and goals in that manner, and it helps to drive me. Oh, and I am competitive as hell.

    In sales, I would bet another sales person lunch every month. I guarantee that both of us sold enough extra by doing that to pay for twenty lunches, because we both knew that whoever won wouldn't shut up about it until the next one.



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    Re: Motivation...

    Schlitz is returning. What could be more motivating?



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    Re: Motivation...

    I took a personality test when I applied for a position at Gallup once. One of my personality traits that came out as a result was the following . . .

    Achiever Your Achiever theme helps explain your drive. Achiever describes a
    constant need for achievement. You feel as if every day starts at zero. By
    the end of the day you must achieve something tangible in order to feel good
    about yourself. And by "every day" you mean every single day-workdays,
    weekends, vacations. No matter how much you may feel you deserve a day of
    rest, if the day passes without some form of achievement, no matter how
    small, you will feel dissatisfied. You have an internal fire burning inside
    you. It pushes you to do more, to achieve more. After each accomplishment is
    reached, the fire dwindles for a moment, but very soon it rekindles itself,
    forcing you toward the next accomplishment. Your relentless need for
    achievement might not be logical. It might not even be focused. But it will
    always be with you. As an Achiever you must learn to live with this whisper
    of discontent. It does have its benefits. It brings you the energy you need
    to work long hours without burning out. It is the jolt you can always count
    on to get you started on new tasks, new challenges. It is the power supply
    that causes you to set the pace and define the levels of productivity for
    your work group. It is the theme that keeps you moving.



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