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Short motivational videos specifically about accomplishing hard things

I'm looking for motivational / inspirational videos on YouTube that are: [more inside]
posted by rouftop on Sep 13, 2014 - 8 answers

Dressing for the badass exerciser you want to be

I’ve noticed that wearing workout clothing/gear that makes me feel good, tough, and strong, can actually give me a little extra mental confidence to make me better, tougher, and stronger in my workouts. What kinds of workout clothing and accessories make you feel badass? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Aug 27, 2014 - 19 answers

Don't Let Them Get to You - But better phrasing?

Trying to come up with inspirational sayings for boundary enforcement, something that can be embroidered or engraved. Some sort of physical embodiment of this saying will be created. The idea should be you can't save everyone, you need to not take on the pain of the world, everything is not on your shoulders, you can say no, et cetera. [more inside]
posted by RainyJay on Jul 10, 2014 - 26 answers

Inspirational quotes on the subject of moving forward in life.

I am designing a poster for a personal project on the subject of "always moving forward" and "taking the next step" – do you have any quotes that you live by on that subject? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Apr 28, 2014 - 18 answers

In it to win it. 4 REALZ.

You're a competitive athlete. How did you level up? [more inside]
posted by crawfo on May 21, 2013 - 5 answers

How can I achieve a state of creative flow as a writer?

When I'm racing to meet a writing deadline, I feel a sense of exhilaration, momentum, and flow. How can achieve that state on a regular basis so I can make steady progress on my writing? [more inside]
posted by incandescentman on Feb 27, 2013 - 17 answers

Rehabilitation motivation

Please recommend books or blogs that document full/near-full recovery and rehabilitation after an injury. [more inside]
posted by mimo on Aug 28, 2012 - 7 answers

*Sad Charlie Brown Song*

In need of some inspiration/motivation [more inside]
posted by sprezzy on May 14, 2012 - 18 answers

Completely lost my motivation to do what I love, what happened and how do I get it back?

A few years ago I used go through a book in a day, was drawing constantly, writing for fun and was becoming halfway decent at the guitar. Now I can barely get around to reading the first chapter, haven't even written a page nor drawn anything in the last few years and my guitar has been gathering dust. What happened to me and how do I get my mojo back? [more inside]
posted by CreativeUsername on Jul 14, 2011 - 18 answers

What songs should I listen to for a slow, long distance, trance-like run?

What are some good songs for a slow, long-distance run? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Sep 20, 2010 - 19 answers

Perhaps a chair coated with glue?

With NaNoWriMo looming ever nearer, I would like to hear your best tips, tricks, habits, and techniques for staying chained to the keyboard. [more inside]
posted by BitterOldPunk on Oct 22, 2009 - 26 answers

Drink your school! Stay in milk!

How do inspirational/motivational/informational speakers get started? [more inside]
posted by explosion on Dec 9, 2008 - 5 answers

Oh man, I should totally make this website when I have a free weekend...

How do you keep track of your project ideas? How do you get yourself to follow through on them? [more inside]
posted by rivenwanderer on Jul 18, 2008 - 14 answers

Invigorate Me

Help reinvigorate my idealism with books. I am looking for literary inspiration to rise above my emotional rut. The best way to describe my situation: I am bored with my safe yuppie life. [more inside]
posted by kaizen on Feb 27, 2007 - 38 answers

Songs To Kill Procrastination

MotivationFilter, MusicFilter: What particular songs motivate you? [more inside]
posted by pipstar on Jan 17, 2007 - 34 answers

You will never succeed in life... ?

I have found that when you are motivated to something unusual or difficult people dont hesitate to tell you how flawed your dream is, and why you will never and cannot physically succeed. Sometimes, these thoughts creep into my head, which I would like to combat, thus my question. I need quotes or excerpts about people who claimed someone famous in history would never succeed, who ended up making themselves look rather foolish when that person did infact succeed. (examples inside) [more inside]
posted by JokingClown on Nov 2, 2006 - 34 answers

Just do it?

Mind over matter: what strategies are good for psyching yourself up to do something scary, uncomfortable, difficult or painful? The moments I'm thinking of aren't interpersonal situations. More like: you're standing on the high dive. Or you're doing your own bikini wax, and it's time to rip it off. Or you're on a bridge about to bungee. You're at the top of the half-pipe, about to take off. You're about to get stuck with a needle for medical or decorative purposes. Surely "just do it" isn't the only strategy?
posted by xo on May 30, 2006 - 34 answers

Inspiration — not motivation — for writing.

Off-My-Ass-Filter: Finding inspiration — not motivation — for writing. [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Jan 15, 2006 - 21 answers

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