OT: Help with motivation

Andre Garzia soapdog at mac.com
Wed Feb 23 00:34:53 EST 2005


I fell the same way some times. I think we suffer from what I call the 
"Douglas Adams Disease", he used to say that denial was an integral 
part of his work experience that he would deny working on a project for 
ages till he did the thing. I sometimes break for couple days when I 
can't think anymore but since I am workaholic, I force myself to work 
and fail into frustration, if it was not for marvelous altArchive 
plugin, I would have lost many important stacks due to this over use of 
my intelectual capacity, or like some say, coding myself into oblivion.

Now, when I think I am entering this bad moods, I stop, cook something 
nice, like high level food, and pick some SF book from the golden era 
to read, like heinlein and philip jose farmer, or something modern like 
neal stephenson or terry pratchet. The trick is to get away from the 
work for a while. I live in a very attractive place, Rio de Janeiro, so 
I try to every week to go to a small beach near my house with a 
telescope and probe for stars, also every day I go for a walk on the 
beach on the aftrnoon and some icecream, this does more for my 
productivity then any good code practice or stuff like that! You need 
time to settle, and I think walking with a beautifull view is very good 
for settling the ideas (also I am fond of beer, so when everything 
fails, go to the irish pub in rio, and drink a little and eat fish, 
play the pennywhistle wrong, sleep, code tomorrow)


On Feb 22, 2005, at 7:56 PM, Thomas McGrath III wrote:

> Hello listers,
> I hope this is not too far off topic.
> 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?
> Thanks
> Tom
> Thomas J McGrath III
> 3mcgrath at adelphia.net
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> arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather 
> to skid in sideways - a Cigar in one hand - a large steak in the other 
> - your body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming - WOO 
> HOO! What a Ride!"
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