Question of the Day – No. 401 How do you keep your motivation up after you start a new project? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrMoreLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailLike this:Like Loading... 32 thoughts on “Question of the Day – No. 401” Add yours reminders of why I started the project and what it means to me! LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Does it always work? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Not always, but usually it does!! For me it is important to see thing thru no matter what, there will be struggles but the journey is very important! LikeLiked by 1 person You have to keep your eyes on the prize. You have to know that the journey is an important part of the outcome. You must believe that if you really want whatever it is you are working toward, you must experience the journey. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply I think that keeping the eyes on the prize is the most helpful advice someone can have… there is no other way… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Read, read, read. And if that fails, watch a good show or movie for inspiration. If the inspiration well goes dry for me, then I am totally screwed, so I constantly read or watch things. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply You read and watch motivational things? LikeLike Reply Reminding myself of the end goal. Giving myself permission to take a break if that’s appropriate. Mostly, being stubborn does it for me. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I like this! Being stubborn doesn’t require inspiration or motivation! It requires strong will to keep going! ❤ LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I’m going to print that and place it where I see it every day! LikeLiked by 1 person Set minor goals, lots of little milestones to reach for. The end goal can be very daunting, and that can kill motivation, in my experience, so little goals along the way are the key. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I think that we see each step as evolution towards that goal, we’ll feel little successes along the way. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply When I start to lose inspiration when doing a project, I keep my motivation by thinking of how great the end result will look, and by keeping notes on what to do next. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That’s awesome! So you focus both on small steps and the final goal. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply 𝙸 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚔 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚖𝚢 𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚌 𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚘𝚎𝚜. 𝙸 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚘𝚛 𝚕𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚗 𝚝𝚘 𝚊 𝚖𝚊𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚙𝚒𝚎𝚌𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚔 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚑𝚘𝚠 𝚖𝚞𝚌𝚑 𝚟𝚒𝚜𝚒𝚘𝚗, 𝚍𝚎𝚍𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝚒𝚝 𝚝𝚘𝚘𝚔 𝚝𝚘 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚙𝚕𝚎𝚝𝚎. 𝙸 𝚛𝚎𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚍 𝚖𝚢𝚜𝚎𝚕𝚏 𝚝𝚘 𝚎𝚖𝚋𝚛𝚊𝚌𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚌𝚎𝚜𝚜. 𝙿𝚒𝚎𝚌𝚎 𝚋𝚢 𝚙𝚒𝚎𝚌𝚎, 𝙸 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚍𝚊𝚢 𝚌𝚛𝚘𝚜𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚒𝚗𝚒𝚜𝚑 𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚎. 🕊 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Beautifully said! And great approach! I guess that if we look around, we’ll see that each thing required time to complete. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply in my line of work i remember that any project, good or bad, is moving me forward and making me better. i lose motivation when something doesn’t go my way but then remember, everything has a process so trust it !! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Great approach! Did you always have this way of thinking? LikeLike Reply no!! it took a lot of failed projects to understand that it’s a way of growing, it’s a mental exercise for sure lol LikeLiked by 1 person I look at my son and realize that diapers and baby food don’t buy themselves. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Very practical! And very powerful! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Well, I’m going to start one soon, so I’m about to find out LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That’s very nice! What would it be about? LikeLike Reply I’m into embroidery and cross stitch, intermediate level, in the process of putting my work up for sale online, but taking baby steps LikeLiked by 1 person No idea 😂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It will be an interesting challenge 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It reading the other comments until after I write, so I apologize if this is redundant. But for me, visualizing the finished outcome and using it to fuel my drive. Also, I tend to focus on several things I enjoy about the project; it’s meditative qualities; the value of the skill; things like that. But if you put me in a room and assign me projects that I can not be spiritually attached to, forget it. You will get no projects complete from me. Just how i am. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Autocorrect is not my friend. That first sentence, “I’m not reading…” no idea how that switched. 🤪 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply So you need to connect with the projects you’re working on. I think that’s the solution for completing projects the best you can 🙂 LikeLike Reply Hmm, motivational for me, yes. I tend to watch a lot of horror and thrillers. That’s inspiration for me. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Nice! So you like to write horror stories 🙂 LikeLike Reply Definitely, though I plan on branching out, I have a special love of horror. LikeLiked by 1 person Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... 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