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Motivation? Jan. 29th, 2002 02:18 pm
I have got a *serious* motivation problem going on here.

Being stuck on the same piddling little code fragment will do that to you, it's like being told to "make a key" - a simple task, unless no-one will tell you anything about the lock it's to fit, and it takes you 2 months to find that the design for the lock hasn't been approved yet, and half the mechanism hasn't even been planned for. But that's no help; if the project's late for want of a key, it's going to be my fault, so I have to try and kick myself into working when I'd far rather be home, well, reading an email. I've given my work routine one clout so far this week; I'm aiming to get in earlier, so far 0855 and 0905 this week, 0900 being the target - completely pointless in terms of achievement, but wtf, it makes me look like a "team player". 'Tis all bollox anyway. This is why I'm more interested in ciphergoth's little engineering riddle than the document I should be writing.

Oh and I *really* wasn't expecting this in response to my little purchase [private item, you may not be able to see it]. I've no idea whether to be apologetic or embarrased... anyone been in this scenario before?

I just wanna go home.......

From: katyaa
Date: January 29th, 2002 - 06:30 am (Link)
Motivation always seems to be a problem these days. My only motivation for even being at work today is that if I pretend I'm staring at a bunch of C++ I don't have to deal with everything else I've been unmotivated to deal with.

I don't seem to get anything done, well, I suppose I do something. Enough to not get fired.

Motivation. FEH.

As for apology vs. embarassment, I've found that there's little use in being either - because when you really need to be one or both, neither will make the problem disappear.
From: valkyriekaren
Date: January 29th, 2002 - 06:48 am (Link)
I doubt that Elise is actually pissed off that you bought something she might potentially have bought at a later date - indeed, she's probably happier that it's been bought by someone she knos and who looks good in it than by some hideous old bag, or by a mum to be cut down for her kiddies' dress-up box!
Elise, honey, reassure the poor boy when you get a moment, he thinks you're mad at him!
From: wechsler
Date: January 29th, 2002 - 07:07 am (Link)
Maybe I worry too much about other's feelings... despite my reactions I'm actually scared by very little. What I *am* however is very responsive (in a feline way); I like knowing what's coming. And I don't like upsetting friends, however slightly. Maybe I overdo it.

NP: Rammstein, so I'm feeling much better than earlier ;)
From: katyaa
Date: January 29th, 2002 - 07:20 am (Link)
Not overdoing it. You're just a good soul.

It's hard to be a a good soul, but it's not a flaw.

BTW, Thanks for the consoling chat this morning.

eeple.

From: wildeabandon
Date: January 29th, 2002 - 08:56 am (Link)
I should use more smilies...

or something like that. Of course I'm not actually annoyed - that'd be daft.

Sorry for any stress caused.

*hugs*

Re: eeple.

From: wechsler
Date: January 29th, 2002 - 08:57 am (Link)
None caused *grin & hugs*

'Twas just an amusingly novel situation for me ;)