Re: (more) find your motivation...

From: Robert Coyote (
Date: Thu Apr 26 2001 - 10:33:50 MDT

re: "think the first thing to do is to find your motivation, those values
and goals that make you go out and do something"

This presumes you can find your motivation, sometimes people have been so
conditioned to think about survival needs that they are blind to what their
higher motivations are.

They don't know what they want, what they like, or if they at least know
what they do not like, they lack the creativity or resources to move ahead.

I have dogedly pursued a few aspirations and invested much energy into them
only to find that the reality of the goal is far different than the imagined
(ex Seattle musician for example) now further down the road with nothing to
show for it.

My creative imagination continually aspires to great heights, but in
understanding that much of what I could imagine will never be attainable, or
only as such a cost that it is brutally prohibitive (strips the joy out of
it) and benumbing.

Sometimes I think my only true desire is to have an endless supply of
stunningly attractive sex partners, travel anywhere at a whim, study the
sciences ad hock with endless mentors to explain what I don't understand,
actually reverse in biological age back to about 25, and be highly paid for
all of this.

Perhaps I should have been a professional student liberal arts major, so
much for maslow's(sp?) pyramid eh?

comments or suggestions welcome

torsdagen den 26 april 2001 01:28 Xipe wrote:
> What I mean to say is, if a person walked in off of
> the street and told you that they were to submit
> themselves to you as your tool, in trust that you
> would make of them a better person, what specifically
> would you recommend to them as a course of study or
> way of living?

I think the first thing to do is to find your motivation, those values and
goals that make you go out and do something. If you have an idea of what you
want to do with your life or what kind of person you want to be, then the
rest is a solvable problem.

What I once did was to list all the stuff I wanted to do, and see both what
it had in common - that ought to be a top priority - and what I would need
achieve it. For example, since I wanted to design a starship (I was rather
young when I did this) I realized I needed to know math do it. So learning
math was important, and I began to read some books on it in the library. The
same for a lot of other areas, including of course how to get better at

Once you have motivation and a base to build from, you can really get
with the fun stuff. You will need to develop your critical thinking so that
you can use your brainpower for constructive things, you will refine your
motivation and ideas and gradually develop your life into a creative

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