GetMotivated getmotivated

[Image] A school principal sent this letter to the parents before the exams

[Image] A school principal sent this letter to the parents before the exams

I struggle to think a school principal wrote this. Somewhat awkward use of ellipses in what should be a professional memo seems to be a bit strange

What's with the ellipses? The last paragraph reads like Shatner...

I'm also very skeptical. As a teacher, no principal I've ever known would ever write something like this. Our funding is tied directly to test scores. Principals and teachers have to beg and plead kids to take these tests seriously - I can't imagine a principal telling parents and kids to not worry about how well they do on the test.

"There is a school principal, whose basic grammar marks won't matt... wait a minute"

[Image] Practice like you've never won perform like you've never lost

[Image] Practice like you've never won perform like you've never lost

/sub/crappydesign

For real, I though this was from that sub, hahaha. It's a good quote, but I'd agree that it's not a great design.

Practice like you've never won.

I guess I'm giving up then.

Can we just agree this shirt is ugly af?

[Image] We, too, quit our jobs 6 years ago, and moved to Vermont to start a homestead and write about it. We still have a job but still feels like we made it.

[Image] We, too, quit our jobs 6 years ago, and moved to Vermont to start a homestead and write about it. We still have a job but still feels like we made it.

Did you also defraud people out of $15k? I jest. Nice setup!

'Woman on the horse' apparently had a kickstarter campaign for a book. She apparently wrote the book way later than anticipated, people were not happy because the book wasn't as good as they wanted it to be. It's one of the top comment on the post

No, just worked 4 jobs at one point to get to where we are today. I will definitely look into Kickstarter now, or maybe a gofundme page? :) just kidding, seems like a lot of work for a lot of hate.

I too am a fan of Stardew Valley.

[Video] Tony Robbins Powerful Motivational Speech on Mental Focus

[Video] Tony Robbins Powerful Motivational Speech on Mental Focus

Listened to the whole thing... about 50 minutes worth. Really great stuff in there if you have the time to listen to it. The big point of it is, you can change your outlook on life just by asking better questions, and keep a positive mental state. Start your day off by thinking of 5 good questions to ask yourself, "who is in my life right now that loves me? Why do they love me? What can I do to be more productive today?"

Your entire thought process is just a series of questions, and if you're asking yourself "why do bad things happen to me?" Or questions like this, maybe you should try to create better questions that will yield better results.

Tony Robbins has a fascinating documentary on Netflix called "I am Not Your Guru". Everyone interested in this video should watch it.

All I see is fat girls now.

[Image] Saw this posted a while ago - I actually found the original designer and bought a print. It’s now sitting above my desk at home. It’s the only motivational poster that’s ever really resonated with me.

[Image] Saw this posted a while ago - I actually found the original designer and bought a print. It’s now sitting above my desk at home. It’s the only motivational poster that’s ever really resonated with me.

/sub/justlearnedthefword

At first I read it like.. Fuck, will people like this?

fuck that person you should really email back

Man, Margaret from Marketing is going to have a helluva surprise on Monday morning.

fuck will people like this

fuck will, people like this.

fuck, will people like this?

fuck "will people," like this!

When I see shit like this I immediately find myself annoyed and not willing to even care what it has to say. Yet somehow it gets a ton of upvotes, which gives me the impression that the majority of reddit is still stuck in the mentality that actually finds the word fuck in a motivational phrase somehow more impactful.

[Discussion] I'm a bitter and lonely animal lover who struggles with motivation.

[Discussion] I'm a bitter and lonely animal lover who struggles with motivation.

I don't know if I can find motivation again. My beloved dog passed away recently, and it's left me cold and distant to everything. I used to volunteer with the Humane Society and dream of making a change for shelter animals.

Now, I just don't know if I can ever adopt another dog. Also, I'm stuck living in a city which is horrible to animals because I have stable work here. There's lots of neglect, stray dogs in bad shape, and a horrible animal pound. I really want to leave because it's making me so bitter and introverted and disgusted at humanity and being human. I can't, though, until I finish my trade school and actually have job skills so I don't just make a big move and end up broke.

I don't expect much from this post, but any thoughts are appreciated. I'd rather not volunteer with any animal welfare groups right now.

I adopted this little stray kitten I kept seeing in a trailer park while I was delivering pizza. Got him some food and ear mite medicine. He was skin and bones, now he's growing like a weed and playful. He's a nice little guy. Named him Luke. 

EDIT: https://m.imgur.com/gallery/pvm6YfN

https://m.imgur.com/gallery/zvnjoiP

I adopted this little stray kitten I kept seeing in a trailer park while I was delivering pizza. Got him some food and ear mite medicine. He was skin and bones, now he's growing like a weed and playful. He's a nice little guy. Named him Luke.

EDIT:

https://m.imgur.com/gallery/zvnjoiP

Hey. I've gone through something very similar to what you are going through. Started the year off with 4 dogs. Last one passed away 2months ago. All from old age basically and the last one had a stroke. It's rough but it's part of owning pets unfortunately. What matters is you have them the happiest life they could ask for.

Just basically gotten out of that slump of missing them. It does get better. Adopted two stray kittens now.

It takes time to get over a loss of a pet. Don't write off your volunteer work completely but maybe just take a break from it until you feel better about it. It might not mean much to you but to those animals you help it's the highlight of their lives.

If you can't have a dog... why don't you have a cat?

Loss of motivation is a common symptom of depression. Lack of interest in former activities as well. There are plenty of dog breeds that don't need a lot of activity and are well suited for city living. You can look up on places like meetups for people with similar interest. One of the good things about cities is there is a lot of people, and a lot of lonely people like you who want to meetup. Pretty much every city has a board games group, booke readers, animal lovers (Be warey, that could mean something bad), etc etc.

[Image] Everything will be okay

[Image] Everything will be okay

Pollyannaish optimism without action hurts more than it helps.

Does anyone actually think this shit is meaningful?

Unless it is.

You can make anything meaningful if you want to.

[Image] Don't worry algorithm

[Image] Don't worry algorithm

It should probably add "then do it" between "yes" and "then dont worry"

The final "Yes" should point to "Then, do it."

I think that's implicit.

I love this - it's just extremely hard to put into practice.. lol

[Image] Skills are Cheap Passion is Priceless

[Image] Skills are Cheap Passion is Priceless

Interesting pic but I would say the opposite is just as true.

Everyone has a passion for something, but skills pay the bills.

Do I want a passionate programmer or a skilled programmer? Do I want a passionate doctor or a skilled doctor. It would be ideal to have both but skill is clearly more valued in society.

Passion is cheap. Skills are priceless.

You need to get motivated about punctuation.

so those of us with little to no passion ironically have to work extra hard at gaining skills to compete with those with passion. lovely.

The opposite is actually true. Passion with no action is useless. Skills can be very valuable as they are rooted in "doing".

This is not a good quote.

Try one of these subthreads