How do you keep unusually focused and productive?
November 18, 2011 6:15 AM Subscribe
Motivation Filter: How to be obsessed (in a healthy way) with the work that you do and love.
posted by seriousmoonlight to work & money (5 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I've heard that the sculptor Bernini did not drink alcohol like most of his contemporaries because he thought it would make him less productive. He also mainly ate fruit and vegetables for the same reason-- I haven't taken the time to double check this, so do forgive me if I'm mistaken.
Yesterday I listened to The Moth Podcast
and heard a story by a writer who had cut herself off from her friends and family for a certain period of time in order to work on her book.
I'm curious about other stories like these. Your personal ones, and ones you've heard.
What sacrifices do you make, or have you made, so that you can attend to your passion or work, or both if they are the same? What out-of-the-ordinary things do you do in order to achieve your goals? How do you keep your standards high when you are around wonderful, but less driven individuals? Who and what inspires you to push yourself?