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BLATANT SELF-PROMOTION (with a twist)

Last posted Jul 03, 2013 at 02:46PM EDT. Added Jun 29, 2013 at 05:44PM EDT
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This is something that I have been trying to get onto for months, and it’s finally here, the first set in my let’s play series.



Now, tough this may appear as a blatant self promotion for an audience (which it is) it is also something else as well. You see, like other highschoolers I tend to have a problem with procrastination and motivation, to the point where I have delayed my let’s play for nearly two months on the idea of “Eh, i’ll do it tomorrow” despite it being something that I am very eager and passionate about (video games).

That leads to what this really is; a pledge. A stake in the ground to hold me on my leash, so that I don’t wander away and never finish it, a double whammy of getting it out there and nailing me to it at the same time.

This also leads into the actual discussion part of the forum. Have you ever had something that you struggled to get off the ground, wether it be due to time, money, or motivation; and we’re you ever able to get it off the ground, did it fail, or you still trying?

Last edited Jun 29, 2013 at 05:45PM EDT
Jun 29, 2013 at 05:44PM EDT
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(Because I couldnt fix it above)

…..Now, tough this may appear as a blatant self promotion for an audience (which it is) it is also something else as well. You see, like other highschoolers I tend to have a problem with procrastination and motivation, to the point where I have delayed my let’s play for nearly two months on the idea of “Eh, i’ll do it tomorrow” despite it being something that I am very eager and passionate about (video games).

That leads to what this really is; a pledge. A stake in the ground to hold me on my leash, so that I don’t wander away and never finish it, a double whammy of getting it out there and nailing me to it at the same time.

This also leads into the actual discussion part of the forum. Have you ever had something that you struggled to get off the ground, wether it be due to time, money, or motivation; and we’re you ever able to get it off the ground, did it fail, or you still trying?

Jun 29, 2013 at 05:46PM EDT
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Sir Crona Statscowski Esquire wrote:

I personally don’t see anything wrong with this thread. A let’s-play isn’t something these forums get often, and it’s certainly a more original idea than the standard stuff we get at times. So in that way, I simply find this thread a good and original idea that I see no reason for to hold back or lock.

@OP
In case you were wondering, I moved your thread. A Let’s-Play is more something for JFF than General imo.


This also leads into the actual discussion part of the forum. Have you ever had something that you struggled to get off the ground, wether it be due to time, money, or motivation; and we’re you ever able to get it off the ground, did it fail, or you still trying?

My homework, all the time. I’m bad at finding the motivation and easily get distracted. Random shit suddenly gets super interesting if option 2 involves studying.

Last edited Jun 29, 2013 at 07:22PM EDT
Jun 29, 2013 at 07:19PM EDT
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RandomMan wrote:

I personally don’t see anything wrong with this thread. A let’s-play isn’t something these forums get often, and it’s certainly a more original idea than the standard stuff we get at times. So in that way, I simply find this thread a good and original idea that I see no reason for to hold back or lock.

@OP
In case you were wondering, I moved your thread. A Let’s-Play is more something for JFF than General imo.


This also leads into the actual discussion part of the forum. Have you ever had something that you struggled to get off the ground, wether it be due to time, money, or motivation; and we’re you ever able to get it off the ground, did it fail, or you still trying?

My homework, all the time. I’m bad at finding the motivation and easily get distracted. Random shit suddenly gets super interesting if option 2 involves studying.

Yeah XD at first I was like “Where did my topic go?”, but then I found it here makes sense :)

Homework is also something that I have a hard time focusing on, tend to get home and what usually follows is “I wonder what’s on the internet today?”

Jun 29, 2013 at 07:53PM EDT
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This also leads into the actual discussion part of the forum. Have you ever had something that you struggled to get off the ground, wether it be due to time, money, or motivation; and we’re you ever able to get it off the ground, did it fail, or you still trying?

Oh of course. Try my whole entire career.

Also I was going to try and fix your post but for some reason I get a 404 when I try to edit it

You see, like other highschoolers I tend to have a problem with procrastination and motivation, to the point where I have delayed my let’s play for nearly two months on the idea of “Eh, i’ll do it tomorrow” despite it being something that I am very eager and passionate about (video games).

Welcome to life. This is the problem everyone faces. We’re still trying to find a solution to this global problem affecting all youth, but we cannot be bothered right now.

Jun 29, 2013 at 07:53PM EDT
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It took me 7 hours but I finally finished typing and posting this post.

Jun 30, 2013 at 10:30AM EDT
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I get the same way too. For some reason I’ve always been afraid of success. Thankfully, my aunt is pushing me to make a video game over the summer. She’s not too good with computers, but she’s a good motivator.

It’s good to see that you’ve been able to start doing something you’ve always wanted to do. Just don’t give up, man. A lot of times, you can’t be successful at your first go. You gotta keep selling it until you are.

I wish you the best of luck.

Jun 30, 2013 at 02:49PM EDT
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It’s very good you actually do something you wanted to do. I know a lot of people who had many good ideas but never fulfilled them. I’m afraid I’m one of them.

For quite some time I’ve been trying to learn to draw. My first results were horrific and it was highly demotivational. I’m perfectionist and my internal critic is very cruel when it comes to trying new things. I’ve abandoned drawing many times. My drawing skills are better now, but I lack motivation. And I’m afraid of being judged which doesn’t help. There are many other things I’d like to do, but lack of motivation is always a great barrier.

I hope you’ll continue making your “let’s play” videos. You’re good at this, and you’ll definitely improve every next time. And I wish everyone on this thread can finally find motivation and fight with procrastination. It’s really important. You can never know what hidden talents you have until you try. Never do things “tomorrow”. Tomorrow never comes. It’s either now or never.

Good luck for all of us. We will need it.

Jun 30, 2013 at 07:09PM EDT
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thegreato wrote:

This also leads into the actual discussion part of the forum. Have you ever had something that you struggled to get off the ground, wether it be due to time, money, or motivation; and we’re you ever able to get it off the ground, did it fail, or you still trying?

I’m 40 years old, and I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. I’d better pick something before my kids beat me to it.

Jul 03, 2013 at 02:46PM EDT
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thegreato wrote:

This also leads into the actual discussion part of the forum. Have you ever had something that you struggled to get off the ground, wether it be due to time, money, or motivation; and we’re you ever able to get it off the ground, did it fail, or you still trying?

I’m 40 years old, and I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. I’d better pick something before my kids beat me to it.

Jul 03, 2013 at 02:46PM EDT
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