My desktop background says "Do it NOW!"
Sitting in my cube at my regular job, I have comics and funny images I've found on the Interweb. In keeping with the similarly named thread here, I was wondering if anyone has any signs they put up for themselves, either at their job or home or home office, that motivates them. An inspirational poem? A single word? An image of that new car you want? What do you put on the signs you put up to motivate you?
My desktop background says "Do it NOW!"
I usually just leave a pile of unpaid bills near my desk.
I'll second that plus the addition of this dismotivational poster on the wallOriginally Posted by svero
I have a sticker that sits on top of my monitor... I don't know if it's motivational, and since we're in mixed company, I'll just say that it reads "F*** WORK" (many fine stickers like it are available at www.unamerican.com). I always have to take it down when visitors come, so good thing I haven't actually adhered it.
yeah that's where my ambition one comes from
Not sure where that yahoo store link came from, despair.com must use them as payment providers I guess.
Money Money Money Money Money.
with that I can get alot of
White Girls, Skinny girls, Black Girls, Fat girls, Yellow Girls, Young Girls, etc etc
just what I can do with money.
"Do. Or do not. There is no try". Yoda said that. No, I don't have it printed, but it's a great phrase.
I do have an image from an old regional comic strip, Mafalda. It's a frame featuring Manolito (Wikipedia says "The son of a Spanish shopkeeper, concerned more about business and money than anything else") dreaming about millions and millions of dollars
Google Zürich - Formerly Mystery Studio
I once placed a wallscroll (2x2 meters) behind me, showing a resident evil 4 screenshot where a zombie was in the middle of being killed with a chainsaw. My boss told me 'it fell off' when I returned from vacation. But he got the message.
I've got a copy of a 20 year old Far Side cartoon entitled "Hopeful Parents". Where a kid is planted in front of the tv playing video games and his parents loving look on with a big thought bubble above their heads for the 2005 newspaper want ads reading "Looking for good Video Games player, $50K/year plus free car" and "Nintendo Expert Needed $100K/year + retirement"
Google image search has it here.
It's already 2005, It looks like I've got until september of this year to make it big!
... err, what was the message?I once placed a wallscroll (2x2 meters) behind me, showing a resident evil 4 screenshot where a zombie was in the middle of being killed with a chainsaw. My boss told me 'it fell off' when I returned from vacation. But he got the message.
It kind of represented my frustration level at that point.Originally Posted by EpicBoy
I personally have the word CANI printed out in giant bold letters (Constant and Neverending Improvement, for those not familiar with the term).
I also have a poem that Steve Pavlina had on his blog: "The Guy in The Glass" by Dale Wimbrow.
The company I work for is focusing on customer service, and I have a pin that says "Customers Mean Everything".
I have the very same one taped to my desk...and a couple fortune cookies papers that fit:I've got a copy of a 20 year old Far Side cartoon entitled "Hopeful Parents". Where a kid is planted in front of the tv playing video games and his parents loving look on with a big thought bubble above their heads for the 2005 newspaper want ads reading "Looking for good Video Games player, $50K/year plus free car" and "Nintendo Expert Needed $100K/year + retirement"
"Good to begin well,
better to end well."
"You learn more by falling than by the fear of falling."
Taped to my monitor from a fortune cookie I ate a few months ago:
"The project you have in mind will soon gain momentum."
Isn't it obvious? He wanted to hack his boss to pieces with a chain saw, duh!Originally Posted by EpicBoy
Still waiting eh? Here's a good quote from Babylon 5: "Claim victory in your heart, and the Universe will follow."Originally Posted by Jim Buck
Unfortunately, doing commercial games for my day job really takes the wind out of my sails, but 2005 is the year of change.Originally Posted by Valen
Around town I have seen a number of bus billboards and the like that have a picture of Ghandi with the words "It's what makes Ghandi, Ghandi. Soul. Pass It On." Or one with a picture of Winston Churchill holding up the V sign and the words "Never, never, never give up. Commitment. Pass It On."
I never knew what was being sold or what was being marketed. At the bottom of all these billboards is small lettering, too small to make out from wherever I am when I see these boards. Luckily, I was close enough to one recently to find out the website: http://www.forbetterlife.org
Today I remembered to finally go to the site. Check out the About page. A non-profit dedicated to just providing a nudge to people so they know that they have the ability, the choice, and the power to do good.
I've just found a source for clippings for my cube. B-)
I just think in my old work as an IT consultant , this really does wonders to motivate me
Nurium Games, home of BreakQuest
What motivates me is programming while sitting on top of a giant heap of gold and gems, Scrooge McDuck style. Unfortunately, I'm still working on it, but I figure once I get my motivational environment, the money will roll in.
I have a sticky note that says, "Positive attitude = Enjoyment"
It's all about attitude, and shaping your attitude so it's positive.
If you choose to make something enjoyable then it will be.
I have three Dragons on top of my monitors. One of them is eating some poor unfortunate warrior.
I can vouch for that, there are no laughing dragons at LaughingDragon
a prisoner of the cause
Just a simple quote in a big fat font:
"Everything starts as someone's daydream"
I don't have any particular slogan or image (although my desktop background is the boot screen from an Amstrad CPC6128, reminding me of a simpler time...).
Instead, I always tell myself that the past is littered with people who have had the courage to make a go of it and succeeded, and there is simply no reason why I cannot join them.