MOTIVATION LOST: HOW TO KEEP GOING WHEN YOU’RE FEELING DRAINED

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“How do I keep going?”


giving in

Have you ever found yourself working on nothing for long periods of time. Meaning, you have things to do, yet you can’t get anything done. Your motivation to continue to work is just not there. We have all been in this place; for career writers it’s called writers block. That inability to write something, anything that is of substance. Which further leads to a lack of motivation to write. Only for everyone else, who are engaging in performing an action for their work, they can’t get work done. Something mentally, emotionally, just has them and they can’t shake it loose. What is it? What is that thing I can’t quite describe that causes the human brain to just freeze, giving us a lack of motivation.

step away

Whenever I am working and feel myself losing the motivation to continue, I step away for a while. I regroup then come back to whatever it is I am working on. You need that step away so you can get your mind right. Be in the right mental space so that you can give your best to your work. Because when you’re trying to force your work it’s going to come off bad. It’s like being a guy trying to attract women when your swag is off. Go back, work on yourself and then try going out dating. But if you force your swag, no one will date you. It’s almost like a nature thing that is set in, that even other people around us can feel when we’re off.

find points of engagement

Learn to look for an id, when trying to get motivated to work. Meaning, try having a mundane conversation with yourself to gain some form of inspiration so that you can continue and ultimately finish your work. For example, you are trying to work on a science project for school. You are having a hard time with the building of the project. So try talking to yourself about a regarding how science has benefited man throughout human history. Create all these different scenarios in your mind to the point where the conversation becomes real. IN that talk with yourself, you may not only find other additional ways to finish your project, but finish the project in a far shorter time than anticipated.


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Author: faheemjackson44

I am from Racine, Wisconsin where I was raised until I graduated high school back in the year 2006. That entire time growing up in my mother's house, I was a student athlete. My goal was to embark on a general business career or athletics. But injuries through sports stopped a sports path, so I decided upon business with a focus in marketing. While attending undergraduate school at University of Wisconsin-Parkside, I began to write screenplays in my senior year. At first it was for fun, but I quickly learned writing allow me to transfer negative energy into characters I created. This led to a decrease in depressing mood swings, which in turn boosted my quality of life. After undergraduate school in May of 2011, I move to New York City for graduate school. While pursuing my MBA, I continued to write screenplays, but always wanted to write novels as well. I finished graduate school back in the year 2014, but wrote screenplays until I began thinking of my first short film, first First Day Fears. While finishing my fifth feature length screenplay, I started to write my first novel this year. So far, I have finished my first short film and working on my next one (Freedomless Speech), and recently self published my first novel (The Boy Who Could Talk To God) and short stories book (Faheem Jackson Short Story Collection Volume 1). My feature length screenplays have been put on temporary hold to finish my short films and books, but I am making good progress on my sixth feature length screenplay. With year 2017 ending, I am currently writing my novel Precinct 86 and Faheem Jackson Short Story Collection Vol. 2. I have started teaching myself photography and will pursuing that by summer of 2018, along with my videography, podcast later on, and more research for my documentary.

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