Thursday, February 12, 2009
This is going to sound strange, but I think one of the stumbling blocks I am coming across in trying to stay motivated is one of the main things used to motivate people here at SP. Gaining Spark Points.
Instead of focusing on where I am and what I need to be doing, I find myself focusing on the points and wanting to get more and more of them.
Yeah, but that's the idea. You're motiviated to get points so you keep doing the things you need to do to earn them. But, it seems to have an opposite effect for me. I found this last time when I disappeared off for a few months, and I am finding myself getting caught up in the same mind set again now.
So, from this point forward, I will not be going out of my way to find things to gain points for. If this means not joining team goals, so be it. I am going to start by reviewing everything I have in my goals list and getting rid of those things that are not fully relevent to the goal and tasks I have set for myself below. It's a 5 year plan.