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My Best Motivational Tip

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 26, 2012, 5:01 PM
When I become overcome with the guilt and shame and fear as a result of my constant procrastination, I have one trick to get me off my ass that works every time.

Now, lots of other people and blogs and whatever are all like "look how lucky you are" and "puppies and rainbows" and "if you get it done now, you'll feel better" and lots of other positive shit. While all this stuff is true, I'm still playing Assassin's Creed II for like four hours a day. It doesn't motivate me at all. I still don't want to write a 500 word essay on the subtle differences between the book and the film adaptation of The Road that's due, like, tomorrow.

So here's what I think of.

"Michael Bay wants me to fail."

Insert your own celebrity arch nemesis if you want to, but basically choose someone so crap that it makes you angry. Preferably someone who's getting paid buckets of money to do whatever they do to piss you off.

Competitive nature and the desire to prove your chosen asshole wrong should take over.

Rob Liefeld or Stephanie Meyer or Michael Bay might very well want me to succeed, but I don't care. The lie works.

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Henchmen42 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ROB LIEFELD. Normally that name is all I need to get motivated. If that hack can get paid then WHY CAN'T I. I actually know what feet look like. Is this on Tumblr so I can re-blog it? Or would you mind if I posted it as a quote with a click-through link to this? Because this is a good point and I know a lot of creators who could use all the motivation they can get.
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Girl-on-the-Moon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Root around on LydiaButz.tumblr, it shouldn't be too far back in my posts. :)
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Henchmen42 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DONE.
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Girl-on-the-Moon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME.
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TheCalmOfChaos Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I had that last semester... but with an art teacher. Honestly, my hate produce some pretty awesome art. And I always thought the Jedi had the real power. ;P
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Soracia Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
... Stephanie Meyer wants me to fail you say?

....

I MUST WRITE!
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manycomics Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rob Liefeld! Wow, I haven't heard that crap master's name in a long time.
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thealmightybuttcake Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student Writer
This is amazing.
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Child-Of-The-Tardis Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
I hate people trying to cheer me up with mindless optimism when I'm howling my eyes out over the U and D in some of my subjects.
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dannygyrrl Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG Russsel T. Davies wants me to fail!!!!!
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