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Old 02-09-2009, 06:12 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Simple, get a family, get a bunch of debt. Then you will wake up every morning knowing that if you don't getup and do something, the bank will come take everything you've worked for.
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:23 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Couldn't tell you. In a similar rut.
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:12 AM   #13 (permalink)
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This is kind of in the same vein as what ElleJ said.

I live a life right now where I make it a rule to never get comfortable. As soon as I get comfortable, I force myself into a shitpickle that makes me uncomfortable. I just refuse to stay idle. That's what gets me up in the morning.

When I say "force myself into a shitpickle", I don't mean a small shitpickle. I'm talking BIG shitpickle. I mean move at least a thousand miles away somewhere that's completely foreign to you and see if you can climb out of that shitpickle. You'll know what you're made of when you do that. After you climb out of that shitpickle, you have to find a BIGGER shitpickle and get yourself into that. The world is filled with all kinds of shitpickles. You won't have any trouble finding one that'll get your ass out of bed.

I wasn't like this before 3 years ago. I was just lazy. Always knew I had the potential, but I couldn't really articulate my desires.. someone else did it for me.

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Last time I got comfortable I just upped and moved to Fairbanks, AK. I'm halfway out if this shitpickle and I already have my next shitpickle planned out.

You have to know what you're made. The biggest thing I fear is dying without ever knowing what I'm made of.

Get into a shit pickle. You'll be glad you did at the end of it.
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:15 AM   #14 (permalink)
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well...

like sokkratez, i'm in that similar rut.
having a routine but never really setting to it is the rut i'm in...and just looking around and seeing what 8 years on saxophone has really gotten me (yes, somewhere but not really anywhere...therefore: nowhere)

sucks balls, but i'm trying to see what i can do to get out...
(although i do wish i got laid...just referring back to cubby bear,he's my fave asian)

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Old 02-09-2009, 01:16 PM   #15 (permalink)
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well...

like sokkratez, i'm in that similar rut.
having a routine but never really setting to it is the rut i'm in...and just looking around and seeing what 8 years on saxophone has really gotten me (yes, somewhere but not really anywhere...therefore: nowhere)

sucks balls, but i'm trying to see what i can do to get out...
(although i do wish i got laid...just referring back to cubby bear,he's my fave asian)
i used to play sax.. could never keep the reed wet enough under hot stage lights so i switched to guitar.

Cheese's comment was great cause it was sortof what was going on in my head.. i realized how ridiculous it was to think like that. like reading a parody of my thoughts.

a couple weeks ago i tried planning out a daily routine.. never stuck to it once, and all it did was make the problem worse cause i was focusing on not achieving each task.

yeah i agree with everyone that comfort is just justification to procrastinate. ElleJ and Douchey have balls.
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:51 AM   #16 (permalink)
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found this.. motivating?

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Old 02-10-2009, 07:13 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Because you're a lazy effer, and you already realize that being a lazy fuck isn't going to help you ever become the person you want to be? Because you know deep down that you'll never accomplish all that you want to achieve? Because you've watched people around you, who you know are nowhere near as smart or talented reach a level that you just know in your soul that you should reach before them?

Yeah, me too. A year ago.

So here's my advice. Leave an industry and a job that you love, with a boss and coworkers you adore, but realize won't ever let you reach your full potential, move 6 hours away to do something completely unknown in an area you've visited just once for a few hours on an interview...

Then watch with your jaw on the freaking floor at how much such a simple thing can totally transform your life. How a job you thought was way too easy, for a company you respect but don't know much about, can motivate you in a way that makes you realize you don't have to sacrifice your life to in order to be noticed, and just be in awe at how often recognition is given to you and your talents...

If that isn't motivation, I don't know what is. I spent years making excuses, like "I love my boss! And my coworkers are some of my best friends! I can't walk away from that" Yes, yes you can. Do it.

No matter how many excuses you make, if you don't take action you can't complain.

At least not with any dignity or self-respect.

If you don't take any advice, and take action to change the things that you can, then you deserve every single failure that comes to you. And that's not just insults, I wholeheartedly believe that, with all of my being.

(How was that? Did I do good? Of course I did, I can say that with dignity)
Bloody hell! That motivated me to get off me fucking bum! Nice! Elle FTW!
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