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Jerry Keusch

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What motivates you?

We all know of the chasm between what we should do and what we actually do. How can we motivate ourselves to achieve more?


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  • Nov 16 2011: Boredom for sure. When I get bored I typically always do something about it!

    I got so bored the other night I stayed up all night creating art in my garage.
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      Nov 17 2011: Thats interesting Timothy. For a lot of people boredom can slip into depression which ends up in lethargy. And we can become trapped in this cycle. What's going on in your mind when boredom spurs you on to such a creative impulse?
      • Nov 17 2011: I am usually thinking of how productive I could be while I am sitting on the couch lazily. What could I be doing that interests me???!?!? Oh I know! Garage art! Or just whatever I feel like doing or am able to do.
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          Nov 18 2011: It seems like your couch is a wonderful place for contemplation and meditation. Perhaps we should make a couch our own personal shrine. :-)

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