Motivation - How to stay motivated

Sitting in my dorm at 2am, typing an article for my WSO internship before going back to my assignment (that hopefully wont fuck up my GPA) which I will barely have time to hand in to my non-target college tomorrow after running home from my Ops internship. 3 hours sleep tonight if I'm lucky.

I know it makes me a sound like a whiny little bitch to even mention this in a thread, but I'm not here to whine, I'm here to make a point..

Its times like these where the only thing between me and an average career is belief in myself, and faith that, in a few years, none of this will matter and I'll be making good money in a field I've been drawn to since I can remember (I know 3 hours sleep would be considered good should I make it). I don't think about failing to get a job in IB, because whenever the doubt crawls into my mind quitting seems like the easier option, especially when you're facing the gigantic fucking bottleneck that is IB recruiting. I know Im not special, I know there are thousands others like me in the exact same position working as hard or even harder; driven by their belief.

In very few other vocations is such a belief needed to keep on going, the light at the end of the tunnel is brighter, that is. Most of us won't get half as far as we like to think in IB, but we keep on going anyway.

How do you stay motivated when shit gets on top of you? Aside from all the 'deep' shit I talked about, I find music to be one of the best things...

Comments (22)

May 9, 2012

I would pay money to be back in college.

May 9, 2012
Nefarious-:

I would pay money to be back in college.

you know you can do that, right?

If your dreams don't scare you, then they are not big enough.

"There are two types of people in this world: People who say they pee in the shower, and dirty fucking liars."-Louis C.K.

May 9, 2012
Nefarious-:

I would pay money to be back in college.

it's called the MBA

May 10, 2012
melvvvar:
Nefarious-:

I would pay money to be back in college.

it's called the MBA

Not in CF. You continue working while getting your MBA because the company pays for it.

May 9, 2012

marijuana and alcohol.

May 9, 2012

My motivation? To never dishonor my family and to never disappoint my parents.

On top of that, I strive to achieve my personal goals.

May 9, 2012

the more i do, the less anxiety i have. I also just want to be the best there ever was

music pushes me thru the tough times

May 9, 2012
Genetic:

I also just want to be the best there ever was

To catch them is my real test... To train them is my cause...

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Genetic:
May 9, 2012
JeffSkilling:

Haha i was just about to link this, videos like these get me through some awful times

May 9, 2012

Great thread to start a discussion...and the Einstein video was amazing. He's the perfect example of someone who at one point of his life, people would've considered to be a complete fuck-up, yet later on in life, he's regarded (rightly so) as a genius.

May 9, 2012

May 10, 2012
Nabooru:

If your dreams don't scare you, then they are not big enough.

"There are two types of people in this world: People who say they pee in the shower, and dirty fucking liars."-Louis C.K.

May 10, 2012

Personally I think motivation is fueled by passion and interest. If you're getting into an industry just because you're looking into the future payout in 2-3 years, then you may be going about it the wrong way.

Things change and you never know what you're going to be doing 2-3 years from now, much the less 3-6 months from now.

My suggestion is to get into something that sounds interesting to you and try it out. Who knows, you may hate it. But at least you'll accomplish marking that off your list of possible professions.

If you're fueled by $$, then by all means go for IB and try it. But personally if I had to weigh out my options.. I'd rather make a little less doing something I love with the belief that I'll eventually make a lot more down the road since I'm motivated to succeed in it.

May 10, 2012

The greatest motivation I've had is that no matter what crap I will be put through, there will be a brighter future that I'm working towards. I actually enjoy having a goal, that I provide the kids I will have with a life where they don't face the stresses that I had as a kid, growing up in Pakistan. Find something that motivates you, that fuels your desire, and that will carry you through quite a bit. Good Luck man.

May 10, 2012

By FAR my biggest motivation is doing things I didn't think I was "meant" to do. I could elaborate on this but im drunk and dont wanna sound corny and further contribute to this site's slow slide to becoming ExistentialOasis.com I'll just leave it with this, I always thought the best gift you could give someone was telling them that there was something they couldn't do

GBS

May 10, 2012

Insanity is to keep doing the same thing and expecting different results.

May 10, 2012
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"It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired you quit when the gorilla is tired"
-Robert Strauss

May 10, 2012