Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops

Go Back   Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops > InsideHoops Main Basketball Forums > Off the Court Lounge

Off the Court Lounge Basketball fans talk about everything EXCEPT basketball here

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-27-2013, 05:57 AM   #1
Patrick Chewing
Cobra Kai Sensei
 
Patrick Chewing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: NYC
Posts: 9,164
Patrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Self-motivation

Does such a thing exist? And if it does, to what capacity?

We all tend to seek motivation someway somehow, but can we generate it from within? Can we all just flip a switch and motivate ourselves to do anything within our limits?

Or do we always need another human being as part of this human bond in this universe of ours to light that fire within us?

I ask these serious questions from a personal standpoint that I myself am void of any motivation from I guess a fear of failure. It's been that way since I can remember and there are probably a lot of contributing factors to that point. Therefore, I take the latter approach that human beings fare better with outside motivation in such that I suppose we feel we are not the only ones risking failure.

Am I right or am I wrong?
Patrick Chewing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 06:05 AM   #2
chains5000
From Out Of Nowhere
 
chains5000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bilbao
Posts: 8,661
chains5000 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablechains5000 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablechains5000 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablechains5000 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablechains5000 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablechains5000 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablechains5000 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablechains5000 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablechains5000 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablechains5000 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablechains5000 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Self-motivation

Of course it exists.
For example, you've never ever tried to get better at sport?

In my case, I've gone from running 10k races to a marathon, just cause I felt like it.

If you fear failure, set goals you can make, and increase them one step at a time.
chains5000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 06:06 AM   #3
macmac
Gov'n
 
macmac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 4,425
macmac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablemacmac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablemacmac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablemacmac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablemacmac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablemacmac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablemacmac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablemacmac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablemacmac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablemacmac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablemacmac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Self-motivation

Honestly, to me, it sounds like you're a lazy biitch and you're just rationalizing this to give yourself excuses like fear of failure as to why you won't get off your as$. You're not scared of failing, you're too lazy to start anything. It's too easy today with all the mind numbing entertainment around us to just sit or lie down and not do shiiit....but eventually you feel empty and useless, so you get off your a$s and you find a way to make money, or find a girl, or start a family, or whatever the fukk your end goal drives you to...if you have no goals to drive you, it's depression you should be looking into, not this fear of failure bullshit
macmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 06:11 AM   #4
Patrick Chewing
Cobra Kai Sensei
 
Patrick Chewing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: NYC
Posts: 9,164
Patrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Self-motivation

Quote:
Originally Posted by chains5000
just cause I felt like it.



There had to be a reason for that though. Was it a personal goal to achieve satisfaction or to achieve notoriety? Hate to sound cliche, but everything has a reason. That kind of spontaneity is hard to come by if you just felt like it.
Patrick Chewing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 06:17 AM   #5
chains5000
From Out Of Nowhere
 
chains5000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bilbao
Posts: 8,661
chains5000 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablechains5000 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablechains5000 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablechains5000 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablechains5000 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablechains5000 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablechains5000 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablechains5000 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablechains5000 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablechains5000 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablechains5000 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Self-motivation

Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick Chewing
There had to be a reason for that though. Was it a personal goal to achieve satisfaction or to achieve notoriety? Hate to sound cliche, but everything has a reason. That kind of spontaneity is hard to come by if you just felt like it.
I just wanted to get better.
chains5000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 06:18 AM   #6
Patrick Chewing
Cobra Kai Sensei
 
Patrick Chewing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: NYC
Posts: 9,164
Patrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Self-motivation

Quote:
Originally Posted by macmac
Honestly, to me, it sounds like you're a lazy biitch and you're just rationalizing this to give yourself excuses like fear of failure as to why you won't get off your as$. You're not scared of failing, you're too lazy to start anything. It's too easy today with all the mind numbing entertainment around us to just sit or lie down and not do shiiit....but eventually you feel empty and useless, so you get off your a$s and you find a way to make money, or find a girl, or start a family, or whatever the fukk your end goal drives you to...if you have no goals to drive you, it's depression you should be looking into, not this fear of failure bullshit


You may have hit the nail on the head with a combination of both reasons you mentioned. Within the past year I lost my job and my house that I was renting and that led to a bit of a downward spiral, but nothing like depression. It clearly zapped my motivation what little of it I had.

Subsequently it took me a long while, damn near close to a year to find new employment and I kind of became numb to the idea of having a daily routine and setting weekly or monthly goals.

But let's step away from me for a sec. Do you think it's easier or harder to self-motivate yourself as opposed to having someone else help you along the way? Just trying to find the connection and how people just have that switch in their mind.
Patrick Chewing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 06:32 AM   #7
macmac
Gov'n
 
macmac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 4,425
macmac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablemacmac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablemacmac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablemacmac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablemacmac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablemacmac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablemacmac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablemacmac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablemacmac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablemacmac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablemacmac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Self-motivation

Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick Chewing
You may have hit the nail on the head with a combination of both reasons you mentioned. Within the past year I lost my job and my house that I was renting and that led to a bit of a downward spiral, but nothing like depression. It clearly zapped my motivation what little of it I had.

Subsequently it took me a long while, damn near close to a year to find new employment and I kind of became numb to the idea of having a daily routine and setting weekly or monthly goals.

But let's step away from me for a sec. Do you think it's easier or harder to self-motivate yourself as opposed to having someone else help you along the way? Just trying to find the connection and how people just have that switch in their mind.

I think it depends how strong you are as a person. How much fire burns inside you. You can self motivate and still have extrinsic rewards and goals. Some more submissive people need someone else to tell them what to do because they have less fire, less inner drive Aka followers. If you can do the work but just need someone to direct you and tell you what to do, then you are weak and need a stronger person to order you around, even though you know what needs doing, because you don't have confidence in your own decision making and also want to absolve yourself from future responsibility as well, in case of failure or shit going wrong...it can also be a flaw in your organizing skills and/or seeing life day by day instead of seeing the bigger picture...you need someone to organize your life for you...but all these are just character flaws that have gone untreated for too long and have crippled a human from functioning in a productive way
macmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 06:44 AM   #8
IamRAMBO24
NBA lottery pick
 
IamRAMBO24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,178
IamRAMBO24 has one of the lowest reputations on this boardIamRAMBO24 has one of the lowest reputations on this boardIamRAMBO24 has one of the lowest reputations on this boardIamRAMBO24 has one of the lowest reputations on this boardIamRAMBO24 has one of the lowest reputations on this boardIamRAMBO24 has one of the lowest reputations on this boardIamRAMBO24 has one of the lowest reputations on this boardIamRAMBO24 has one of the lowest reputations on this boardIamRAMBO24 has one of the lowest reputations on this boardIamRAMBO24 has one of the lowest reputations on this boardIamRAMBO24 has one of the lowest reputations on this board
Default Re: Self-motivation

All motivation is self motivation. Even if you have an outside influence who can strongly motivate you, it is you who are driven to succeed; the person can't make you succeed, he is only a tool that helps you succeed.
IamRAMBO24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 07:04 AM   #9
JohnnySic
green is good
 
JohnnySic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 8,346
JohnnySic is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterJohnnySic is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterJohnnySic is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterJohnnySic is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterJohnnySic is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterJohnnySic is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterJohnnySic is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterJohnnySic is considered a brilliant InsideHoops poster
Default Re: Self-motivation

Self motivation is everything. For example, I'm self motivated to go to the gym every day. If you need someone or something else to motivate you, you've failed already.
JohnnySic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 07:39 AM   #10
fiddy
HC4L
 
fiddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bulgaria
Posts: 7,040
fiddy is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterfiddy is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterfiddy is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterfiddy is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterfiddy is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterfiddy is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterfiddy is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterfiddy is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterfiddy is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterfiddy is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterfiddy is considered a brilliant InsideHoops poster
Default Re: Self-motivation

I've been unemployed from the 1st of January this year. I knew i would because the project my company was working on ended. Three months ago i thought i would do something useful with my time like learning C# or something. All i did was playing LOL all the ****ing time. I ****ing hate myself right now for having zero self discipline/motivation.
fiddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 12:11 PM   #11
highwhey
el vato encabronado
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 6,034
highwhey is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterhighwhey is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterhighwhey is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterhighwhey is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterhighwhey is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterhighwhey is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterhighwhey is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterhighwhey is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterhighwhey is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterhighwhey is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterhighwhey is considered a brilliant InsideHoops poster
Default Re: Self-motivation

Quote:
Originally Posted by macmac
I think it depends how strong you are as a person. How much fire burns inside you. You can self motivate and still have extrinsic rewards and goals. Some more submissive people need someone else to tell them what to do because they have less fire, less inner drive Aka followers. If you can do the work but just need someone to direct you and tell you what to do, then you are weak and need a stronger person to order you around, even though you know what needs doing, because you don't have confidence in your own decision making and also want to absolve yourself from future responsibility as well, in case of failure or shit going wrong...it can also be a flaw in your organizing skills and/or seeing life day by day instead of seeing the bigger picture...you need someone to organize your life for you...but all these are just character flaws that have gone untreated for too long and have crippled a human from functioning in a productive way
mfer just described highwey
highwhey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 01:57 PM   #12
Stuckey
ifirtworld
 
Stuckey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: igloo
Posts: 7,665
Stuckey has a terrific reputationStuckey has a terrific reputationStuckey has a terrific reputationStuckey has a terrific reputationStuckey has a terrific reputationStuckey has a terrific reputation
Default Re: Self-motivation

totally struggling with this right now

I should be doing this this and that but I'm distracted constantly

back in high school, it was my parents who motivated (forced) me to achieve goals

now I don't have them to drill sergeant me any more and I only get nagging from the wife who is snuggie soft

yeah, I need a drill sergeant to light a fire under my a$s
Stuckey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 03:29 PM   #13
Bandito
NBA Role Player
 
Bandito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 14,063
Bandito is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableBandito is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableBandito is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableBandito is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableBandito is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableBandito is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableBandito is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableBandito is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableBandito is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableBandito is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableBandito is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Self-motivation

I'm just saving money to either get laid by skanks or to buy stuff to work out like the protein mix for the shakes. My life may be pitiful but after 3 years while getting laid like maybe three times right now I don't give a **** about the consequences. I am doing this until I am 30 and maybe I'll save money and get fat like everybody else.
Bandito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 03:59 PM   #14
Just2McFly
By Any Means
 
Just2McFly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 3,582
Just2McFly has a near all-star reputation hereJust2McFly has a near all-star reputation hereJust2McFly has a near all-star reputation hereJust2McFly has a near all-star reputation hereJust2McFly has a near all-star reputation hereJust2McFly has a near all-star reputation here
Default Re: Self-motivation

i cant take some posters seriously so in threads like these i just ignore their posts

sometimes i just need to think of the consequences of not doing this or that, just to get myself going. having a purpose for you life will help with your drive, you have to have that why answered to keep going imo
Just2McFly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 04:53 PM   #15
OhNoTimNoSho
Your King
 
OhNoTimNoSho's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 3,402
OhNoTimNoSho has an incredible reputation hereOhNoTimNoSho has an incredible reputation hereOhNoTimNoSho has an incredible reputation hereOhNoTimNoSho has an incredible reputation hereOhNoTimNoSho has an incredible reputation hereOhNoTimNoSho has an incredible reputation hereOhNoTimNoSho has an incredible reputation here
Default Re: Self-motivation

Does self motivation exist?


Not on ISH it doesn't.
OhNoTimNoSho is offline   Reply With Quote
This NBA Basketball News Website Sponsored by:
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:05 AM.




NBA Basketball Forum Key Links:
InsideHoops Home
NBA Rumors
Basketball Blog
NBA Daily Recaps
NBA Videos
Fantasy Basketball
NBA Mock Draft
NBA Free Agents
All-Star Weekend
---
High School Basketball
Streetball
---
InsideHoops Twitter
Search Our Site













Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Terms of Use/Service | Privacy Policy