Last Update: February 24, 2016

Hey folks... two dear friends sent me this today; knowing them as I do, it was by way of a loving kick up the back-side. So, I thought I'd share it with you all.

It sums up very succinctly the mind set that we should all endeavour to adopt here at WA... and indeed in every aspect of our daily lives.

1. Start simple. Keep motivators around your work area – things that give you that initial spark to get going.

  • 2. Keep good company. Make more regular encounters with positive and motivated people. This could be as simple as IM chats with peers or a quick discussion with a friend who likes sharing ideas.
  • 3. Keep learning. Read and try to take in everything you can. The more you learn, the more confident you become in starting projects.
  • 4. Stay Positive. See the good in bad. When encountering obstacles, you want to be in the habit of finding what works to get over them.
  • 5. Stop thinking. Just do. If you find motivation for a particular project lacking, try getting started on something else. Something trivial even, then you’ll develop the momentum to begin the more important stuff.
  • 6. Know yourself. Keep notes on when your motivation sucks and when you feel like a superstar. There will be a pattern that, once you are aware of, you can work around and develop.
  • 7. Track your progress. Keep a tally or a progress bar for ongoing projects. When you see something growing you will always want to nurture it.
  • 8. Help others. Share your ideas and help friends get motivated. Seeing others do well will motivate you to do the same. Write about your success and get feedback from readers.

  • Number 8 is so, so very true.

    Peace and prosperity to you all :)

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    Pphelps Premium
    Thanks Derek101,most definitely agree with alibaba64 about checklist.Would only add never give up...little steps lead to great progress! Patrick
    Derek101 Premium
    Indeed Patrick, indeed.

    It is said, and rightly so, that every journey begins with a first step. Becoming a member of WA is far, far more than a first step; a giant STRIDE is what it is sir !!

    Regards :)
    Pphelps Premium
    It truly is a GREAT STRIDE!!!
    Al-from-WA Premium
    This is a great checklist Derek, something I will follow diligently as I progress here on WA. Thanks for sending it along.
    Derek101 Premium
    ... no problem Alibaba.
    Every little helps... hopefully.
    Onwards and upwards sir :)