Motivated? 15 April 09Posted by Fantastic Four in Life, Projects, Random Thoughts on Stuff.
Tags: motivation, Projects
As many will know from my neverending project ideas, I get excited quite often about different things that pop into my mind. Last year I wanted to buy a giant sized map and stick it on my wall to record on it all the places I have been around the world, few months ago I bought a drawing tablet for N to build our own little T-shirt design empire, last week I have been toying about organising a holiday house on the Mediterranean shores of Turkey in 2010 for our family and friends, next week I will contemplate having a child and make it into a gigantic project of collossal proportions, and probably next month I will think of something else to get excited about. I still have lingering thoughts on making my linguistic ramblings into a multi-lingual wonderful blog. Will it happen? Seriously, I think not.
But, to tell you the truth, out of every 100 projects I jot down every day, probably 0.5 of them ever gets to the planning then implementing stage. Why? Because I lose the motivation as soon as the first excitement period is over. Most of the time I actually forget all about the project as soon as I think it. I get distracted by something else.
It seems I can’t stay motivated enough on something no matter how excited or enthusiastic I might be about it.
I want this to change so I came up with a project. I am so excited about it!!!!! Since habits are formed by repeated actions and behaviours, why not make “continuous motivation” a habit. So all I have to do is practice following through with a project. Take it from thought realm into planning phase then implement it and see the results. If I do this long enough it will become a habit and my life will be less cluttered with wonderful ideas which never came to be realised.
That’s all for today.
I will now think about what to start with…
By the way, date on this photo should be something like 2007 not 2004; 2007 my first visit ever to Ireland.