"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." —J. R. R. Tolkien

Thursday, February 04, 2010

In Which I Inspire Myself

Having trouble believing you'll ever reach your goals? Here's a new trick to try!



Now off to write my ten pages...

28 comments:

Vonna said...

Fun idea!

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Vonna!

Christine M said...

I love it! (Does it work? Did you motivate yourself?)

PJ Hoover said...

You know, Chris, it really perked my mood up. Hugely. I was wallowing a bit and now I'm all better :)

Christine M said...

Much better mood picker-upper than my usual choice of a cookie.

beth said...

(I can't open it because I'm at school right now, but...)

I just wanted to let you know that in my first period class, there is a fast and furious competition on who can solve the Rubiks cubes fastest. Seriously. They go from the "baby" 3x3, and a kid as a 9x9 special ordered that he's waiting on getting soon!

I actually had to threaten to confiscate the cubes because they were playing with them instead of reading Gilgamesh!

Angela said...

Does this work on husbands? As in, can I use this technique to get him to wash my truck or mow the lawn?

LOL--great tip for writing at least!

Casey McCormick said...

*Pulls out web cam*

I think I'll just end up laughing at myself but it won't hurt to try.

: )

Thanks for the tip, PJ!

Lady Glamis said...

You are such a doll! I love that idea! I'll bet it works even better if you post it on your blog telling everyone else what you're doing, too. :)

PJ Hoover said...

Cookies are great, too, Chris. As is wine. They should never be diminished.

9x9, Beth. Wow! I never even knew you could order them. I can do up to 5x5 but that's it. Which reminds me, I really should to it tonight!

I'll test it out on my husband, Angela, spouting off all sorts of things I want him to do. You try to and let me know!

PJ Hoover said...

I laugh at myself all the time, Casey! I figure it helps in keeping me smiling.

Thanks, Michelle! I bet that does work wonders. It's accountability, right?

Tabitha said...

Love it! That's a great tip. I'm going to pass this along. :)

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Tabitha! I think it works!

Kelly H-Y said...

I love it! Great idea, PJ! Did you get those 10 pages done yet?! :-)

PJ Hoover said...

LOL! I'm revising, Kelly, and I did get ten pages revised :)
Thanks!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Hahaha! I just got home from a day of driving and doing. And I find this wonderful pick-me-up. You are the perkiest motivator ever. Thanks, PJ. What a great idea!

Iapetus999 said...

I just recorded myself committing to watching ten motivational YouTube videos.

:)

PJ Hoover said...

Perky is good, right, Tricia :)
Thanks and I'm glad it helpful bring you up!

You are funny, Andrew! So did you watch the ten videos or just watch yourself ten times?

Vivian said...

Love this!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Wouldn't you know, I need to write ten pages today :)

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Vivian!

I hope it worked, Sherrie :)

Christina Farley said...

I love your video. And the font is cute! Great idea too.

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Christina! I thought the font was so cool, too!

lotusgirl said...

So. Did it work?

Marcia said...

Takes looking yourself in the mirror to the next level. :)

PJ Hoover said...

Well, in some manner, Lois :) I didn't need to write ten pages as I'm doing revisions, but I've been kicking butt on those.

Totally, Marcia!

MG Higgins said...

GREAT idea. I can totally see why this would work. Of course, finding the time to film myself... :)

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, MG! It only takes a couple minutes :)