Great Advice - on Motivation and "Wanting" vs. "Doing"

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Old 04 April 2007   #1
Great Advice - on Motivation and "Wanting" vs. "Doing"

For anyone lacking motivation in any area, read this:

http://www.poopinmymouth.com/tutorial/money_mouth.htm
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Old 04 April 2007   #2
haha - sounds like something for me... I keep telling myself I'll work on this and that and then the time flies by... my personal fav quote is that of Benjamin Franklin 'Time Enough Always Proves Little Enough' so true... darn I'd better do something then...
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Old 04 April 2007   #3
Heh, this is a great kick in the pants for everyone, I think.
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Old 04 April 2007   #4
Thanks Rebeccak for this article It certainly kicked in my pant
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Old 04 April 2007   #5
This awesome! I am guilty of this to an extent ha, Grrr at myself.
 
Old 05 May 2007   #6
I. myself, am guilty of this to the xth degree. Only recently have I started to come out of my shell and stop giving excuses as to why my 2d and 3d art are not good enough. I DON'T PRACTICE! I have a job that allows me to sit on my rear end and surf the web all day and I don't take advantage of my time to work on improving my drawing skills. That ends now.

I couldn't have read a better article or picked a better site (cgtalk) to get me motivated. Thank you for whomever posted this.
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Old 05 May 2007   #7
I really needed that slap in the face, I am practicing, but I need to focus more on my goals, catch them and crush them with no remorse. That was a really great read. Thanks for that find. Time to go to work!!
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Old 05 May 2007   #8
Concerning this, I would also recommend bobby chiu his movies on youtube.
He talks about motivation, passion, what "it" takes and a lot of other stuff to get the right mindset.
It was a real eyeopener for me.
 
Old 06 June 2007   #9
Preach the gospel. Love the speach. I'm surrently working on developing my working knowledge of the human figure, using the Vilppu approach so I can get away from copying and depending on reference if when drawing the figure. although its not as much fun as drawing stylised stuff I know its essential (I guess style comes with time and is easier to develope once the structural foundation has been built., and I'm happy I can find speaches like these to motivate me when ever i'm feeling lazy.
 
Old 12 December 2007   #10
Well, i don't think that this link can help people living in countries where there is no cg jobs, like me. i have been motivating myself for 2 years now, trying to get a job anywhere in this planet, but after more than 500 job application all over the world, i have came to this conclusion: don't bother yourself if you can't go where the job is, meaning not in my country.

how did i get this conclusion ? very simple. once i applied without saying which country i am living on, in less than 15 minutes i got an invitation for a meeting !! once i told them my location they just stoped emailing me back.

so right now, i sit in front of my pc to do something or learn something new but i can't, all what i have in mind is: will it help me get a job ? than i do nothing since i know it will not help.

the funny part in all this is that for 2 years i have been motivating myself, learning new softs, new techniques, any thing that i see demand for , animation , modeling , texturing, and trying to save money as i can, living with less than 70$ a month, bearly eating, without heating and spending what i can save to by something that can help me learn or improve my practice. I don't think there is motivation more than that, but could it help ? no, all was a lost of time and helth, maybe i have learned something in cg but also i've learned that there is people who are less than others what ever they do, and motivation have nothing to do with it.
 
Old 12 December 2007   #11
serguineh,

Well, of course your location matters. There's a little matter of reality. We can't all have exactly what we want right away - you may need to focus on moving if that's what it takes to realize your dreams of a CG career. Even within the US, you must move to where the jobs are, that's just a fact of life.

This post obviously can't address everyone's geographic limitations or personal circumstances - it's purely about the drive to do well in taking steps toward your goals. If moving to the US or another country is your goal, then that will probably require just as much dedication and investment as learning CG.
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Old 01 January 2008   #12
What a wonderful kick in the ass. Thanks. I've been 'wanting' to get my portfolio ready to show the animation department at the university and I keep saying that I'll get it...but then it just flakes off. Thanks for that article. It is the best feeling kick in the pants i've had in a long time.
 
Old 02 February 2008   #13
Motivation at it's best. Thank you.
 
Old 02 February 2008   #14
Good read. Thanks for posting.
 
Old 02 February 2008   #15
Excellent article and pretty applicable to any goal a person sets for their life.
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