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How do you motivate yourself to learn new skills?

Discussion in 'General Business' started by smile633, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. jack2006

    jack2006 Peon

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    I look at the cost to benefit ratio, for example web design, I looked at the number of sites i might be designing vs the cost to have them done for me vs time it'll take me to learn how to do it myself.

    Result, I learned how to design, (programming would have taken much longer so i kept that part to outsourcing).
    SEMrush
     
    jack2006, Nov 29, 2009 IP
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  2. smile633

    smile633 Peon

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    That's exactly what I have done today! I reached the little goals I had and set new ones! It feels actually good to achieve them. :)
     
    smile633, Nov 29, 2009 IP
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    #23
    its really a long journey and you have to take small steps and understand that each and every part and skill ...

    at the same time don't look at it as mountain go step by step and consistence flow of your work will get you

    their where you want ...............!
     
    same, Nov 29, 2009 IP
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    #24
    You need research on this from search engine and start from first step
     
    Jectillplum, Nov 29, 2009 IP
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    #25
    by looking at my bank account.
     
    donluttrull, Nov 29, 2009 IP
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    kaash Active Member

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    #26
    Write down your goals and reasons for working towards them. Tape them on your wall, computer or bathroom mirror. Then you’ll be reminded throughout the day and it becomes easier to stay on track and stay focused.
     
    kaash, Nov 29, 2009 IP
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    smile633 Peon

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    Is that a good ar bad thing? Will you work desperately to eat or will you continue happily because it works out?
     
    smile633, Nov 30, 2009 IP
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    Mega B Well-Known Member

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    #28
    I set myself some very big goals at the end of each year so that when the new year comes i start working on them straight away,over the last 3 years after i was made redundant i wanted to setup my own business this i have achieved but at a very high price it cost me personally well over $100k and i mean well over and at one time i almost lost my marriage of 28 years but we have come through it and we are finally enjoying the pay back of all the hard work.
    Keeping your self focused and motivated is easy to plan in your mind but very hard to actually carry out in real life.
     
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  9. smile633

    smile633 Peon

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    Congratulations for coming through and not giving up! So glad your marriage made it too. That's VERY important.
    What you write gives me courage to go on and not give up! If others make it, why not me too?
     
    smile633, Dec 1, 2009 IP
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    Jim4767 Prominent Member

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    To become and stay motivated, it's important that the goal be something that you perceive to be valuable. A worthwhile goal will act as a continual "gravitational pull" on you to keep at it.

    For example, some years ago, when I was 60 years old, my wife suggested that I begin a website to contain the work of my 30+ years of ministry as a pastor and Bible college teacher. I knew nothing about web design. But the worthiness of the goal (at least in my mind :)), gave me the motivation to start the brand-new learning curve.

    The result? Five years later, that website — signature link #2 — receives 75,000 unique visitors a month.

    In sum, a worthy goal, as determined by you, is a strong motivator.
     
    Jim4767, Dec 1, 2009 IP
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    Depressions make me motivated.
     
    TheCheesePolice, Dec 1, 2009 IP
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    I want to live as full and a complete life as possible before I turn into worm food. Isnt that motivation enough?
     
    organicCyborg, Dec 1, 2009 IP
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    smile633 Peon

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    #33
    I am impressed! To learn that at sixty! Well done!
    I am not quite 60 yet :) which motivates me - if you can do it, I can!
    Thanks a lot for sharing!
     
    smile633, Dec 1, 2009 IP
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