View Full Version : Have you ever experienced a sudden burst of motivation?
06-29-2011, 12:47 PM
Did anyone else experience a rather abrupt burst of motivation? Did you, at some point suddenly find yourself willing or able to start working hard and getting focused whereas before you were not? If so, what age were you and did the motivation last?
06-29-2011, 01:47 PM
I was in the middle of analyzing a seemingly unsolvable conundrum and I believe I must have felt the aching pressure of impossibility looming it's ugly head. I decided to take a bath to ease my troubled mind when I observed that the water level rose as my body displaced the amount of water in the tub.
With a "Eureka!" I jumped out naked onto the streets of Syracuse revitalized with your described motivation and both solved said conundrum and forged my name for centuries to come.
..however, I am not Archimedes and my burst of motivation was somewhere in Grade 11 when I realized that Universities asked for a higher level of student. It motivated me to train my intellect for not only University but for myself. Be it a king with a golden crown or an impending future, when pressure strike, motivation flares.
06-29-2011, 06:21 PM
Usually when I'm challenged to do something, I get motivated. I'm in college right now and I'll do better in my harder classes than my easy ones that don't challenge me intellectually. Freshman year, took my senior econ class and got an A. Last year, took a business class that started with 40 people and ended with 15 people in it and got a B+ in the class. It was the most work I ever did...long homeworks, lots of excel sheets, 30 page paper to write, ridiculous exams and I succeeded. I felt proud.
07-01-2011, 08:11 PM
I was 18, i'd just failed sixth form college (courses: computer science and chemistry) and didn't know what I wanted to do, but I knew it was computer related. Over that summer, something "clicked", i'm still not sure how to describe it unless its happened to you, but in august I applied to another college, was accepted and came second highest in the class. now, wether that as due to the second college course being more "hands on" (i've pretty much always been auto-didactic) and the first was theoretical..i'm not sure. anyway, it all worked out and I get to work with computers all the time now :)
07-01-2011, 09:45 PM
happens about twice a year. no less than once. No more than 4 or 5.
Then I get distracted by the dichotomy of daily life and my dreams. This saddens me and often leaves me drifting about, with bouts of creative bursts.
Then I have a good revelation, create a new to-do list, evaluate the path to my ultimate dreams.
Then I start the cycle over again.
07-01-2011, 09:58 PM
I was 20 working as a busboy and going to college. I got called a motherfucker by my boss for not cleaning the dust off the top of an exit sign one night when I was closing up (no exaggeration).
**surge of motivation ensued**
Quit the next day, got a research assistant job, got straight As in school, and getting straight As in med school now. The motivation surge I experienced just snow-balled. I decided I can't deal with dead-end jobs and stupid dickhead bosses that treat you like crap, so I'm trying to be as independent (financially and career-wise) as I can. I think a lot of people underestimate their abilities, and only require the proper motivation to fulfill their potential.
I experience short bursts of motivation all the time.
They end as quickly as they appear. I have a talent for
initiating projects and drafting ideas but never completing them.
07-02-2011, 09:59 AM
Well, for small-scale things, yeah. Like, I'll not work on a painting until hours before it's due for a class or show, and then, boom, at around 11:30, I rummage through my room, finding all sorts of mixed media to use on it, and am suddenly determined to get it done.
07-04-2011, 09:04 AM
I sometimes get very motivated to do something, and sometimes it leads to something, or sometimes it just fizzles out. I will always be more motivated to do something if it's something challenging. When exams come around I have found that I usually do better (relative to my pre-exam mark) in the ones that I was less prepared for.
07-04-2011, 11:01 PM
I get them at least once a month (hahaha) after I realize the true possibilities in our world. I'll start immense projects, with outlines and everything, but I never follow through...
I'm not sure if there is a correlation, but it seems to happen after drinking coffee. You might say, "Oh, that is caffeine for you!", but it is different; I am a daily coffee drinker, and I get nothing more out of it that a little temporary extra energy. The caffeine might induce the initial jump though.
07-05-2011, 12:41 PM
As soon as I start something, I *have* to finish them, I don't like dropping out the race when I've made my way to the finish line, so to speak. So that's when I get ridiculous motivation. It helps that by nature, I tend to be obsessive about what I'm after.
With mundane things that don't really get me anywhere, like cleaning? MEHHHH....I only get around to that if the mess affects my productivity. Even then, I hire cleaners. Lazy bastard I am. :p
07-05-2011, 06:45 PM
I have burst of motivation when I am relaxed and rested and have the energy to be enthusiastic about something. As I've gotten older, I've learned not to burn out, which I did a lot when I was younger because I was overly ambitious.
07-05-2011, 06:50 PM
When I realized what I wanted to be for my profession, I suddenly felt motivated to do well in my college studies and stopped being a slacker. I'm very thankful it paid off.
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