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How on earth do people motivate themselves?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Jacomus-rides-Gen, 15 Mar 2008.

  1. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    I am currently a day late on an essay (so have lost 5% off my end mark already) and have written 155 words of utter drivel. I have 1500 more to go.

    The problem is - I just can't bring myself to care. I honestly do not give a rats ass if I fail or not, I know that after 4 years, a £10,000 loan, tuition fees and rent, I really should care. A LOT. But I just don't.

    I had vague feelings when I was prodded into university that it wasn't right for me, but I overrode those thoughts, because going to uni is what everyone did when they left school.

    IHow the hell do i motivate myself enough to get the frickking thing done!
     
  2. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Think of it like riding up a hill when you are knackered... keep going till the top, then you can rest, or coast down the other side...
    Be hard on yourself, just get it done....
     
  3. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    Get a part-time bar job to help you feel motivated and connected
     
  4. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Just f'ING DO IT YUOU GOOD FOR NOTHING TOSS-POT. In the real world there is no room for such introspection...eithert get the job done or get ready toi be shipped-out. The commercial world takes no prisoners. Learn now or learn later...it'syour choice...if you thinmk Uni's hard, try working for a living. Lifes a bitch and then you die. Get on with it you waster.
     
  5. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    Going off on a tangent from the original post, but one of the most insightful things I've ever heard was an interview with Stephen Fry the other night on BBC4 or something.

    He claims to be a manic depressive, and that always raises polemic, but he said that self-pity is the biggest crime, because it destroys everyone around leaving nothing left except the person pitying himself
     
  6. OP
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    Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    Done.

    Finito.

    Not worth the paper its printed on but done.
     
  7. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    Go on have a drink you know it makes sense :sad:
     
  8. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member


    You're a bastard.


    An accurate bastard. That is what it's like.
     
  9. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    You want girls?...they like successful men...be sucessful.
     
  10. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    Er, I thought women liked Bruce Springsteen types who work in garages. Men who can fix cars. Not men who can recite AJP Taylor.
     
  11. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    What women want is a man who can provide once the marriage stage is reached. Nothing wrong with that IMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ...he's just a poor mans Dylan (who is also shite)...women may like him, but they really only want his money.
     
  13. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    I don't like Springsteen myself that much... in fact the only fan's I've met have been girls, including an ex. They all seem to appreciate the fact that he can perform for 3 hours non stop.

    If I remember rightly it's only dylan who comes close at 2:45... and he's got a larger back catalog.

    Just go on amazon BTFB and buy some decent music
     
  14. AJP Taylor's wives didn't seem to mind... :smile:
     
  15. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    Erm no!! I went straight out and got a job and as much as I'm going to get stick for saying it, I did'nt want to spung off the state. If you knew it was'nt for you you should of stuck up for youself and not let mummy and daddy push you into something