OT: Help with motivation

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Tue Feb 22 18:27:56 EST 2005

Thomas McGrath III wrote:
> I have been having problems getting myself motivated. I have a possible 
> customer for a few ideas I have and he said as soon as I'm ready that he 
> will try and sell them for me. I even have a lot of ideas for this 
> project. But I can't seem to get started. I have been sitting here for 
> weeks reading this list every day and opening up REV but still can't start.
> Any helpful ideas on how to jump start a project?

Been there many times. :)

Hiking or other blood-stimulating exercise with good vistas generally 
works helps me, esp. if followed by a good meal with lots of greens, a 
hot bath, and a brief nap.  The time away clears the mind, and I've lost 
count of the number of times I wake from a short nap knowing exactly how 
to solve a previously difficult problem.

Let your background processes do the work while your foreground 
processes rest and absorb nature. Even a brief walk in the rain can 
sometimes help.  Nature rarely makes a design mistake and can be 
inspiring, even if in subtle ways.

One of the things I found counterproductive about day jobs I've had is 
how short their siesta, and how non-existing their napping facililities. 
:)  I don't mind working later if I can take the time to get refreshed 
enough to enjoy the second half of the day as much as the first.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Media Corporation
  Ambassador at FourthWorld.com       http://www.FourthWorld.com

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